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Olympus Has Fallen Reviews

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Tim Evans
Sky Movies
April 17, 2013
A gung-ho flag waver that would give even the most ardent American neocon repetitive strain injury.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Damon Smith
Birmingham Post
April 17, 2013
Fuqua lights the fuse on the summer blockbuster season with an almighty, ground-shaking bang.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane
April 17, 2013
I was concerned by the stupidity of almost every character within the film. If this is how their real life counterparts would act, we're all doomed.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Matt Looker
TheShiznit.co.uk
April 16, 2013
Once the film stops taking itself too seriously and gives in to over-the-top entertainment, it becomes a vastly superior movie - albeit one with some head-shakingly stupid moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
April 16, 2013
The movie's best moments belong to Gerard Butler though, thriving in a role that's perfect for his capabilities as he establishes a hero we can't help but root for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
April 15, 2013
I'd rather have Butler getting shot at than treating women like silly hens in Playing For Keeps.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
April 15, 2013
A grippingly brutal first act and strong cast can't stop this turning into a Steven Seagal film well before the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
April 15, 2013
If this film were a pizza, it would be with double cheese plus all the trimmings you can pile on, and the base would be thick and heavy
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
April 15, 2013
If it's just bullets, bangs and wham-bam action you are after, this is the film for you. If you're looking for a credible tale with an emotional hit and something extra, you'll be disappointed
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys
April 15, 2013
Olympus Has Fallen is just riotously entertaining, and although nothing particularly new or original, it manages to keep you captivated and takes the viewer on one hell of a ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
April 14, 2013
as dopey as it is deliberate
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
April 13, 2013
On the actual Secret Service entrance exam, please tell me one of the first questions is: 'Should you run directly into the line of fire? Yes/No.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
April 12, 2013
An orgy of bloody explosions that'd be tough to endure if it weren't so inadvertently self-parodic.
Andy Lea
Daily Star
April 9, 2013
After the dull last Die Hard, this all-American slice of hokum is the gung-ho blast action fans have been craving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
April 5, 2013
America is emasculated when terrorists knock the tip off the Washington Monument; lucky for us, he-man Gerard Butler is nearby, to inject testosterone into the body politic and some knives into the bad guys' necks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
D.K. Holm
Cinemonkey
March 31, 2013
What justifies the continued existence of Gerard Butler on our screens?
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
March 29, 2013
Amid all of its hollow patriotism and gaps in logic, perhaps the biggest flaw with the film is its sheer predictability.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 29, 2013
Impressive special effects and action scenes, including knocking off the top of the Washington Monument, blowing up one of the wings of the White House, but it can't overcome a dumb plot and lack of interesting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 28, 2013
If you go in with an extremely specific set of expectations about what you want from an R-rated thriller released in March, it is likely to leave you satisfied.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Neil Pond
American Profile
March 28, 2013
A big, boomy, flag-waving bash of lug-headed escapism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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