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Olympus Has Fallen Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
As pure action-packed spectacle, Olympus Has Fallen's big open has few recent peers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
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 (UAE)
October 18, 2013
While never scaling John McClane-level excitement, Fuqua's film is good popcorn fun
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
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.
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
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
Rich Cline
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
David Sexton
London Evening Standard
April 19, 2013
Reactionary fantasy, then - but what else are action films for?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
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
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
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
Dominic Corry
April 18, 2013
Has more bloody on-screen deaths than any action film in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
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
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
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
Top Critic
Guy Lodge
Time Out
April 17, 2013
The thrills and the effects are cheap, but this is in hard-driving, good-humoured command of its own silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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