Olympus Has Fallen
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 13, 2013
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's far from original, but Olympus Has Fallen benefits from Antoine Fuqua's tense direction and a strong performance from Gerard Butler -- which might just be enough for action junkies.

Wesley Morris

Olympus Has Fallen is made from action-movie mix. Just add sweat.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Fuqua doesn't deliver on what he has set up.

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Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine

To those who enjoy the Action Movie Fantasy, Olympus Has Fallen is one of the best examples in years.

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Guy Lodge
Time Out

The thrills and the effects are cheap, but this is in hard-driving, good-humoured command of its own silliness.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The carnage is cruel and crude.

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Richard Haridy

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.

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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader

This ludicrous actioner strives to be as loud, violent, and patriotic as possible.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

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.

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James Luxford
The National

While never scaling John McClane-level excitement, Fuqua's film is good popcorn fun

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Mike Banning: Classified? Really? Well right now, I think I have the proverbial need to fuckin' know. "When our flag falls our nation will… More
jay nixon
Mindless piece of sludge full of ridiculous situations and moronic dialogue. A total waste of a group of talented actors, that Angela Bassett, Aaron Eckhart and… More
Cynthia S.
Good action movie. Perhaps it was not very realistic, and yes the main "hero" was a bit unbelievable in his ability to shoot, kill, be stabbed, fall… More
Film Crazy
Well what can I say very American, but explosive and action fast paced so I was entertained all the way through! If your not wanting much, apart from action… More
JY Skacto
Olympus may have fallen in Antoine Fuqua's <i>Olympus Has Fallen</i>, but the body count rises.<p>Pretty straightforward story going on… More
Josh Lewis
Olympus Has Fallen is an entertaining and well produced action extravaganza with solid performances from its cast, but the story is too implausible and takes a… More