Olympus Has Fallen
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When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger crisis. Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) directs an all-star cast featuring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Ashley Judd and Rick Yune. (c)… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Olympus Has Fallen is made from action-movie mix. Just add sweat."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Fuqua doesn't deliver on what he has set up."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"To those who enjoy the Action Movie Fantasy, Olympus Has Fallen is one of the best examples in years."
‑ Russell Hainline, Movie Mezzanine
"A vile propagandistic action flick that shamelessly indulges fears of terrorism while also failing on a basic narrative level."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"All that prevents this from being a four-star action blockbuster are some larded subplots and a superfluous degree of buzz-killing violence."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"The thrills and the effects are cheap, but this is in hard-driving, good-humoured command of its own silliness."
‑ Guy Lodge, Time Out
"The carnage is cruel and crude."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Let's be upfront. Olympus Has Fallen is dumb, violent, overlong, jingoistic, racist, predictable, derivative, and whatever other adjectives those with no sense of B-grade fun wish to throw at it."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"Olympus Has Fallen has excellent action sequences, and Fuqua does a terrific job making Washington, D.C., look like a battleground. For indulgent viewers, this will be enough."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"It's a seemingly foolproof premise that is, to a slight yet palpable degree, squandered by Fuqua..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"This ludicrous actioner strives to be as loud, violent, and patriotic as possible."
‑ Drew Hunt, Chicago Reader
"A typical slab of Hollywood action in which the White House crumbles under attack, the American flag is tattered and tossed aside by baddies, and clichés rise like gods."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"While never scaling John McClane-level excitement, Fuqua's film is good popcorn fun"
‑ James Luxford, The National
"Olympus Has Fallen is a serious take on a silly premise that strains believability and ultimately can't help being just another forgettable action flick."
‑ Jeff Beck, We Got This Covered
"Butler's presence makes perfect sense. He's an empty, mindless vessel. Just like his movie."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
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