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%

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"The thrills and the effects are cheap, but this is in hard-driving, good-humoured command of its own silliness."
‑ Guy Lodge, Time Out
"Olympus Has Fallen is a disgusting piece of work, but it certainly hits its marks - it makes you sick with suspense."
‑ David Edelstein, Vulture
"To those who enjoy the Action Movie Fantasy, Olympus Has Fallen is one of the best examples in years."
‑ Russell Hainline, Movie Mezzanine
"While never scaling John McClane-level excitement, Fuqua's film is good popcorn fun"
‑ James Luxford, The National
"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
"This ludicrous actioner strives to be as loud, violent, and patriotic as possible."
‑ Drew Hunt, Chicago Reader
"The carnage is cruel and crude."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine
"Olympus Has Fallen is made from action-movie mix. Just add sweat."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"A vile propagandistic action flick that shamelessly indulges fears of terrorism while also failing on a basic narrative level."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"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
"Fuqua doesn't deliver on what he has set up."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"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
"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
"Less Die Hard In The White House than a glorified Steven Segal flick."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"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
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