Olympus Has Fallen Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
July 15, 2015
A lot of footage of Gerard Butler skulking around dark hallways and neutralizing terrorists.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine
February 6, 2014
To those who enjoy the Action Movie Fantasy, Olympus Has Fallen is one of the best examples in years.
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Wesley Morris
January 3, 2014
Olympus Has Fallen is made from action-movie mix. Just add sweat.
Richard Haridy
November 25, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Luxford
The National
October 18, 2013
While never scaling John McClane-level excitement, Fuqua's film is good popcorn fun
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 26, 2013
A vile propagandistic action flick that shamelessly indulges fears of terrorism while also failing on a basic narrative level.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
August 13, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered
August 12, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eric D. Snider
July 13, 2013
All that prevents this from being a four-star action blockbuster are some larded subplots and a superfluous degree of buzz-killing violence.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 12, 2013
It's a seemingly foolproof premise that is, to a slight yet palpable degree, squandered by Fuqua...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 13, 2013
Butler's presence makes perfect sense. He's an empty, mindless vessel. Just like his movie.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 6, 2013
A fiery pile of turdy dialogue, turgid action, and xenophobic boosterism for the frequently 'God bless!'-ed US of A. This movie's so stupid, the only suspense it offers is if your brain can avoid falling into a coma before the screen finally goes to black
May 4, 2013
Provided you can handle such deliberate over-kill in the chaotic swirl that goes on here, Olympus Has Fallen offers a super-sized serving of grit-tinged fantasy action guaranteed to satisfy those who don't mind splatter over style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
May 2, 2013
In reinventing an old tale in a smart and engaging way, it's a thoroughly entertaining and often riveting way to spend two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 26, 2013
With guns blazing and spouting one-liners, Gerard Butler revels in being the tough guy and leads a decent cast, with all-American Aaron Eckhart a worthy addition to the hallowed list of movie presidents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
April 26, 2013
Olympus Has Fallen is the stupid, dark fantasy of backward white trash America that needs another domestic threat to trigger war.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
April 25, 2013
Gruesome, cliché-ridden terrorist attack on the White House actioner has a lot of energy to go along with its relentless and well-choreographed carnage.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Marc Fennell
Triple J
April 22, 2013
t's a terrible action film but a brilliant piece of North Korean propaganda. The American characters act so stupidly that you're pretty much rooting for Kim Jong-un. THAT'S HOW BAD IT IS.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
April 21, 2013
There's a single line of dialogue that interrogates America's sanctions against some of the poorest people in the world. And who said this kind of thing couldn't be thought provoking?
Philip French
Observer [UK]
April 21, 2013
The movie is preposterous, paranoid, solemn and - though not I think intentionally - something of a laughing matter.
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