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Rated R · 120 minutes · 2013

Action, Thriller
Gerard Butler stars in one of the more ridiculous action films you will see this year. He’s a Secret Service agent on duty the night something very bad happens to the president (Aaron Eckhart), and he winds up with a desk job. When some nasty North Koreans hilariously infiltrate the White House and hold the president and his cabinet hostage in the bunker, it’s time for Gerard to dispense with the paper clips and pick up an automatic weapon! Yes, it’s Die Hard in the White House, or at least it wants to be. There’s some fun to be had here, but the movie has some tragic flaws, including terrible CGI and mawkish patriotic crap that distracts instead of making the heart swell (Melissa Leo screaming the Pledge of Allegiance as she is dragged to certain death comes to mind). You aren’t going to catch me calling this a good movie, but I won’t fault you for enjoying it to some degree if you choose to see it. It’s one of those “so bad it’s almost good” movies.
Official Site: olympusmovie.com
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Producer: Alan Siegel, Ed Cathell III, Danny Lerner, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Boaz Davidson and John Thompson
Cast: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Ashley Judd, Rick Yune, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell, Finley Jacobsen, Cole Hauser, Phil Austin, James Ingersoll, Freddy Bosche, Lance Broadway, Sean O'Bryan, Keong Sim, Kevin Moon, Malana Lea, Robert Forster and Sam Medina

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Olympus Has Fallen

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Colorado Springs Independent A better way to die hard: Olympus Has Fallen A hopelessly outmanned protagonist evens the odds through brute force and good old-fashioned American ingenuity. by Scott Renshaw 03/20/2013
Portland Mercury White House of Pain Olympus Has Fallen is Die Hard in the White House! Okay! by Erik Henriksen 03/20/2013
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The Coast Halifax Olympus Has Fallen Aggressively stupid! Blistering idiocy! by Jacob Boon 03/28/2013
Arkansas Times 'Die Hard' in D.C., but dumber 'Olympus Has Fallen' has 15-year-old boys in its sights. by Sam Eifling 03/28/2013
NUVO Movie review: Olympus Has Fallen Watching an impressive cast riding a rollercoaster of dumb-ass clichés is not the worst way to spend a couple of hours. by Ed Johnson-Ott 03/21/2013

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