Olympus Has Fallen Synopsis
A disgraced agent must save the president after terrorists seize control of the White House.
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San Francisco Chronicle

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

By Steven Rea
Any semblance of seriousness and verisimilitude suggested by the marketing campaign is quickly forgotten once director Antoine Fuqua's...
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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....
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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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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...
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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...
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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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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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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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Professional Critics Suck!

By cherresse
This is an action flick! I don't know what those darn 'professional' critics are talking about. We 'normal' people rate action flicks based on a different set of rules.... Body Count: A++ This...

Olympus Rises!

By MedRed
Let's get right to the point. The action in this movie freaking ROCKS! Olympus has Fallen brings the testosterone in a big way. The plot hybridizes the well used formula for a military hostage...

Olympus Has Got To Be Seen

By Darkola
I read a critic review about this being the movie Die Hard should have been this year, and I will say that I agree 100%. They have collected a great group of actors for this movie, and each has been...

Good Action but..

By madthinker
From a purely action movie perspective, the movie is fantastic. But the premise is silly. The behavior of the president and everyone but the main star could never happen in real life. I don't want...

Believable Action thriller

By Letmewatchthefilm
A great film...lots of action...this was really well done...totally believable...mainly because it had suicidal enemy, who were willing to die...and american defenders who were caught off guard...


By cvbrundige
I must say that Millenium films did a great job on Olympus Has Fallen. I live in Shreveport LA where a lot of this movie was shot and I seen the screens setup all over town. I was really excited to...

Great Action Movie

By QMan857
This is a must see for the action flick buffs. Should win a lot of awards. I am going to see it a second time. It is that good....

Must Go - Don't Wait!

By kjlicht
Great action/military movie. Better than Die Hard & Independence Day! Was drawn into the story easily, on the edge of my seat until the end. Excellent acting performances by entire cast (Ashley Judd,...

Olympus has Fallen

By vietsubvet
Keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire movie. Improbable, some actions taken by the characters not actual protocol , still a attention getting riveting movie. I' see it again for it's ability...


By Dave-0
I have learned to never go buy the critics reviews but by the fan reviews. And this is another prime example how the critics got it wrong again. This is a very well scripted, perfectly casted and...

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Rated R | For Strong Violence and Language Throughout
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Patriotism and extreme violence in tense action flick.
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