Olympus Has Fallen

Olympus Has Fallen

Antoine Fuqua (2013)

114min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
When the White House is infiltrated by terrorists, it's up to Gerard Butler to save the day in this fast-paced thriller. He stars as Mike Banning, a former bodyguard to the US president (Aaron Eckhart) who is being held hostage. Using his inside knowledge of the building, the resourceful Banning wages a one-man war against the bad guys, even as they threaten to disarm America's missile defences, but he must also find the president's young son (Finley Jacobsen) who is hiding somewhere in a network of secret passages. Director Antoine Fuqua wears his action movie influences on his sleeve - substitute the White House with a Los Angeles skyscraper and you've essentially got the first Die Hard movie. The momentum drops off after the initial, audaciously staged terrorist attack, and Butler isn't quite spot on at delivering the pithy one-liners, but he is solid and capable as the hero who's got what it takes to get the job done.

Summary

A secret service operative is dismissed from duty after a tragic accident. As he prepares to leave his assignment, terrorists take control of the White House and hold the president hostage. The agent is trapped in the building, and uses his inside knowledge to rescue the head of state. Action thriller, starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman.

Cast & Crew

Mike Banning Gerard Butler
President Benjamin Asher Aaron Eckhart
Speaker Trumbull Morgan Freeman
Lynn Jacobs Angela Bassett
Ruth McMillan Melissa Leo
Leah Radha Mitchell
Kang Rick Yune
Forbes Dylan McDermott
Director Antoine Fuqua
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Other Information

Language: English, Korean +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Lionsgate UKGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 12 Apr 2013
Drama