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Olympus Has Fallen Reviews

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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
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
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
Greg Evans
Bloomberg News
March 22, 2013
Does anything say "patriotism" like a lovely marble bust of Abraham Lincoln, smashed over the head of a wounded terrorist?
Full Review | Original Score: * 1/2
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
Chris Sawin
March 19, 2013
Take away its swift kicks, severe stabbings, big explosions, and gory headshots and Olympus Has Fallen is just another cookie cutter action film with stale writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
March 28, 2013
This ludicrous actioner strives to be as loud, violent, and patriotic as possible.
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
Tara Brady
Irish Times
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
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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
March 21, 2013
"Olympus" has a strictly director-for-hire vibe; anyone with access to a Roland Emmerich movie or two (namely "Independence Day") and a mad-libbed action script could have churned out something similar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
March 21, 2013
The picture is basically a ground-based version of "Air Force One" with a much higher body count.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Neil Pond
American Profile
March 28, 2013
A big, boomy, flag-waving bash of lug-headed escapism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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?
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
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
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
Top Critic
March 21, 2013
It has to be a joke, right?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
March 21, 2013
The cheesy, jingoistic Olympus has all the freshness of a Sylvester Stallone vehicle from 1986 (and some of the special effects to match).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Buckle
The Skinny
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
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
March 20, 2013
Not the worst movie Gerry Butler's foisted on us in the last five years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
March 24, 2013
The cliché count is neck-and-neck with the body count in this hyperviolent and cheerfully destructive thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Tom Seymour
The List
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
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