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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

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 60
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Generates a fair amount of tension and produces the kind of nationalistic outrage that rock-ribbed Americans will feel in their guts. show more

  • 35
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    Feels from start to finish like a throwback to the action cinema and military thrillers of decades past. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Although the film's real-world credibility is shaky, it works on its own terms. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Korean-American actor and former model Yune (who played a similar role in "Die Another Day," the last Pierce Brosnan James Bond film) makes a colourful villain – handsome and insufferably assured, and also an unchivalrous sadist who kicks around the Secretary of Defense (Melissa Leo in a pageboy wig) as though she’s a hacky sack. 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

  • July 27, 2013 Terry
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    I thought it was great, kept me entertained throughout the whole movie. Top notch effects and cast. Far fetched of course. No way 1 single plane is going to be able to do what it did. Think it\'s only showing at the cheap shows now. Go see it on the big screen for a couple bucks.

  • July 14, 2013 ro00000020397727
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    This movie was great! Full of action and I can\'t wait until it comes out on DVD. I\'m buying it.

  • July 08, 2013 jacquejo
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    Great movie!

  • June 08, 2013 sp00000000151867
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    One of the best movies I\'ve seen in a very long time. It was full of action from beginning to end, A MUST SEE!!!! Highly recommended.

  • June 06, 2013 shirley
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    Have seen this movie more than once, its great, just as good as the die hard movies, Gerry is great, should be James bond....

  • June 02, 2013 sum1sgirl
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    Intense not necessarily plausibile but patriotic enough to have cheering in the auditorium as it progresses through some great special effects battles.

  • May 05, 2013 mn00000000148454
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    Paying to see this Movie with the Communist Freeman in it is supporting Communism itself. And i used to love freeman. The only realistic thing about this movie is that Freeman makes the second worthless Communist in OUR White House. I suppose the next movie will have the Communist Jamie Foxx as Prez

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