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Olympus Has Fallen Reviews

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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
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?
April 21, 2013
The movie is preposterous, paranoid, solemn and - though not I think intentionally - something of a laughing matter.
April 21, 2013
What the studio's calling 'an action movie' - the Secret Service will call 'a comedy'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 20, 2013
As bystanders get mown down, the Washington monument topples and the Stars and Stripes is shredded, the onslaught delivers a real taboo-busting frisson... the sequence would pack an even bigger punch if the CGI special effects weren't quite so cheesy.
April 20, 2013
Having stayed up much of the night to watch the hunt for, and ultimate take down, of Suspect 2 in the Marathon Bombings, it was particularly distressing to watch this vile abomination of a movie whose "relevance" only adds to its dishonor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 19, 2013
Whether Hollywood is right to keep prodding North Korea simply because it's not a valuable trading partner, only time will tell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 19, 2013
Antoine Fuqua is a dependable action director whose talents will never be maximised while the 1980s continue to be over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 19, 2013
As this massive blockbuster thriller progresses, it's impossible not to become amused by how ridiculous its script becomes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 19, 2013
Reactionary fantasy, then - but what else are action films for?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2013
Some will find it ridiculously entertaining. I found it entertainingly ridiculous. Either way, it's a guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2013
Olympus Has Fallen may be pure Hollywood hokum but it remains tense, exciting and credible enough right through to the suspenseful climax, even if the dialogue is laughable at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 18, 2013
A movie that looks like a Die Hard film, feels (sporadically) like a Die Hard film, but lacks the wit and coiled adrenaline that made that series' debut a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 18, 2013
Has more bloody on-screen deaths than any action film in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2013
Butler hardly knocks it out of the park, but he steals the film. And what a film...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 18, 2013
You wonder exactly when and how Butler became today's accepted go-to action hero - and can something officially be done about it?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 18, 2013
It rattles along with no little vim, and there is one excellent joke about the difficulty of finding a computer's hash key when time is tight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2013
A no-stereotypes-barred, red-scare disaster movie of the sort Jerry "Airplane!" Zucker might write after a head injury.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 18, 2013
It's derivative, it's cheesy, it's fantastically unconvincing, its patriotism unabashed, its politics reductive, its morals binary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 18, 2013
A charmless and occasionally laughably bad thriller that's let down by a trite script and a charmless lead performance from Gerard Butler.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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