06/30/2013 10:07 am ET

Rob Lowe & 'White House Down' Actor Tweets Distaste For Unnamed Political Movie


Rob Lowe may be most famous for his role in the political drama "The West Wing," but he is far from a fan of the latest political thriller.

Lowe, who played Deputy Communications Director Sam Seaborn on the NBC show, took to Twitter on Saturday to express his distaste for "a bubble gum romp about our White House being destroyed." While he didn't name the film, the 49-year-old actor voiced his opinion one day after the release of Roland Emmerich's "White House Down," a film that depicts exactly that.

The latest in a slew of White House dramas, "White House Down" stars Channing Tatum as a policeman who works to protect the safety of the president (played by Jamie Foxx) when the White House comes under attack.

Lowe, who plays former president John F. Kennedy in National Geographic Channel's "Killing Kennedy," isn't the only person who has had a less-than-favorable review of "White House Down." The Washington Post dubbed the film as simply "terrorism porn," while Rolling Stone called the film "lazy," "crass," and "cynical."

Released Friday, "White House Down" brought in $9 million on its first day in theaters. The drama is expected to reach an opening weekend gross in the $30 million range.

'White House Down'