• Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Olympus Has Fallen

Release Date: March 22nd, 2013

DVD Release Date: August 13th, 2013

R |2 hr 0 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

Production Co: Millennium Films Inc.

Distributors: FilmDistrict

Keywords: Sacrifice, Tense, Gripping, Rescue, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 60
    Todd McCarthyThe 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 BuckwalterNPR

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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