• Released
  • March 22, 2013
  • R , 2 hr 0 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 10,739 Fan Ratings
75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's that wonderful, totally unambitious yet satisfying thing, a really good movie.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

While Olympus Has Fallen breaks no major new ground in the political thriller genre, Fuqua has directed a sharp, very taut adventure that keeps you engrossed from start to finish.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Any semblance of seriousness and verisimilitude suggested by the marketing campaign is quickly forgotten once director Antoine Fuqua's enjoyably tacky Die Hard-on-the-Potomac gets under way.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Perhaps every generation gets the movie stars it deserves. “Olympus” has quite a bit to say about the current state of our country. Intentions aside, not all of it is entirely flattering.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Generates a fair amount of tension and produces the kind of nationalistic outrage that rock-ribbed Americans will feel in their guts.
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50

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Butler serves the cause well, considering. Think that cause is a thankless one? Shhh, don’t tell Secret Service agent Channing Tatum or president Jamie Foxx, headed your way in June with, yes, “White House Down.”
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The countdown-to-Armageddon structure generates almost no tension, but Olympus Has Fallen does have lots of squalidly bloody hand-to-hand action, all of which is so pulpy and standardthat the film actually makes you grateful for the presence of Gerard Butler, gnashing his teeth in the Bruce Willis role.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This is for those who like their political thrillers far-fetched, far-reaching and filled with pretty people.
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35

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
Feels from start to finish like a throwback to the action cinema and military thrillers of decades past.
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0

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Olympus Has Fallen is no fun at all. To the contrary, it soon grows tedious, odious and oppressive.
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41 out of 100
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