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R| 2 hr. min.

Plot Summary
The unthinkable happens when heavily armed and highly trained terrorists launch a bold daytime attack on the White House. The building is overrun, and President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) and his staff are taken hostage. Luckily for Asher, former presidential security officer Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is on the scene. With time running out, it's up to Banning to locate Asher's son before the extremists do and rescue the president before his captors unleash their ultimate plan.

Cast: Gerard Butler , Aaron Eckhart , Morgan Freeman , Angela Bassett , Melissa Leo , Ashley Judd , Rick Yune , Dylan McDermott

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Genres: Action, Thriller

Distributor: FilmDistrict

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Release Date: March 22nd, 2013|2 hr. min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's that wonderful, totally unambitious yet satisfying thing, a really good movie. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    This is for those who like their political thrillers far-fetched, far-reaching and filled with pretty people. show more

  • NA
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Olympus Has Fallen is no fun at all. To the contrary, it soon grows tedious, odious and oppressive. show more

  • November 19, 2013 ca00000000095237
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    Can\'t believe critics rated this poorly written & unbelievable move with 3 stars. Action aside this movie sucked, the POTUS was a total joke, most of the storyline was so far fetched it was hard to watch.

  • August 30, 2013 uj00000000163521
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    i liked it, and i think butler is the perfect person for this role. although i dont like the way the president acts in this. freeman is good as usual. lot of shooting though, not really belivable that this would happen

  • August 27, 2013 zi00000000090547
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    esta es una de las peliculas mas mala que he visto

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The 'Olympus Has Fallen' Sequel Is Cleverly Titled 'London Has Fallen'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Oct 29th, 2013 8:15PM

Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images Forget Olympus -- London is falling now. White House attack film "Olympus Has Fallen" is getting a sequel, to be titled "London Has Fallen." Gerard Butler,...

'White House Down' vs. 'Olympus Has Fallen': How Similar Are the Two Terrorism Flicks?

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jun 26th, 2013 9:00AM

FilmDistrict / Sony It happens time and time again: two movies featuring roughly the same plot are released at almost the exact same time. There were dueling disaster movies in "Volcano" and...

Box Office: Five Reasons 'Olympus Has Fallen' Deserves to Brag

Posted by
Gary Susman on Mar 24th, 2013 2:10PM

White-House-under-siege thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" debuted this weekend in second place with an estimated $30.5 million, a full $14 million behind the top finisher, new cartoon "The Croods."...

Aaron Eckhart, 'Olympus Has Fallen' Star, on How to Play the President of the United States (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Mar 21st, 2013 12:45PM

Aaron Eckhart has played authors and chefs, police officers and geologists, but in "Olympus Has Fallen," the versatile actor tackles the highest office in the land: the President of the United...

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