Excerpt: It’s violent, not so intelligent, and ultimately not something that will really stay with you. But there’s definitely room for that kind of cinema so long as it manages to engage as this does.
Excerpt: when an obvious Secret Service baddie shows up to nervously have a smoke with Banning (as Hans Gruber did with John McLean), it’s hard not to burst out laughing at the sheer chutzpah of the lift.
Excerpt: the best action flicks in years, Olympus couldn’t be any more timely. Who would have guessed that as things heat up with Pyongyang, Hollywood would step up with such an effective piece of anti-North Korean propaganda?
Excerpt: Welcome to Olympus Has Fallen…or as the general movie-going audience may refer to it as Die Hard in the White House! Clearly another over-indulgent and action-packed political thriller with a big name cast and a thirst for blood and bravado.
Excerpt: It all comes down, as we know it must, to a ticking digital clock that will blow the world to smithereens when it reaches 000. The Critic’s Code of Honor prohibits me from revealing whether it does or not.
Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
Excerpt: It is entertaining and it gets the job done.