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: March 22, 2013
DVD 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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Andrew Williams
Metro (UK)

It's reminiscent of the Die Hard movies, with Gerard Butler taking the Bruce Willis-esque role of secret agent Mike Banning.

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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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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

As pure action-packed spectacle, Olympus Has Fallen's big open has few recent peers.

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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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J. Olson

[The movie] takes delight in its own unoriginality, dancing on the grave of every loud, dumb, preposterous action film of the past twenty years. Without earning any of it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
You gotta appreciate how incredibly violent and ruthless this is when it comes to the attack on the White House. The film, much like its villains AND… More
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
Kevin M. Williams
Typical actioner in that there is one man, our hero, up against a terrorist army ... and the terrorists, arrogant and cruel, don't know what we know, that… 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
Phil Hubbs
So errr...'Die Hard' in the White House? hmmm actually no. Take a bit of 'Die Hard', quite a bit of 'Air Force One' and stir in… 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