Action packed - albeit extremely violent

By MovieGammie
Written April 30, 2016
OK, I will start by saying this movie is loaded with bad language and extreme violence, but that is to be expected, it is Rated R. All that said, the action is nonstop, with a few twists here and there (one of them being rather predictable). Gerard Butler is excellent, doing his american accent to perfection LOL, and playing the rough and tough guy very well. Aaron Eckhart is also terrific, as is Morgan Freeman and others. The casting is successful. I went into the movie thinking ok, I am looking forward to action, but also believing there is no real way this could ever happen. Though some of it is unrealistic, you still can see how it is possible that our white house is more vulnerable than we think. That makes the movie more enjoyable, but opens up a different can of worms ;)
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Answers99

By answers999
Written May 05, 2016
This was one of the most exciting filmas I have ever seen. The shock of seeing the White House under attack and watching the President and other high officials abused, and in some cases killed was extraordinary movie making.
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Even a movie has to be believable - better technical advisor needed

By danbot
Written February 13, 2016
Good action, plot, and characters. Battle in front of white house = disappointed, except for close up action. Who stands up on open ground in a fire fight? After those scenes the story kept me in my seat.
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Olympus Has Fallen Review

By jbarrigher
Written May 04, 2016
One of the best thrill-seeking, action pack, sit on the edge of your seat movies since Air Force One. It was a well spent $10.00. This is one I can watch repeatedly on cable or DVD.
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OLYMPUS Has Fallen

By ERICK60
Written July 04, 2015
I have just come from seeing this movie and was very disappointed in the outcome. Now I'm a movie buff and look for the main story behind the story being told. I saw America as very weak and showing our military as weak and confused. In other countries this would not be allowed to be shown. There were children coming out of the movie saying that they would not every trust Koreans or Chinese. Is this want you wanted to show? Our country is being shown to others as easy to take over. Also the International World will believe what you shown at the White House and in Washington, DC is easy to over take. What message are you trying to tell in this movie? Understand what you have created can bring on hatered towards Asian People. This is not only a movie but a strong message of WHAT in your eyes? There are many people in this world who are mental sick. What do you think they will see in this movie. The Actors were excellent, but the story line was very poor and prejudice. I'm an American.
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