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'Olympus Has Fallen' opens to negative reviews

The action thriller revolving around a terrorist mastermind kidnapping the president from the White House, and starring Hollywood heavyweights Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler and the ever dependable Morgan Freeman, opened today and has so far received mixed to negative reviews from critics across the board.

The film is currently "Certified Rotten" (48%) on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on 158 reviews.

The Telegraph however, gave the film a positive review (three stars out of a possible five) stating:

"Olympus Has Fallen is a rough, tough but tension-free gunfest..." (Robbie Collin), as did Time Out's Guy Lodge who said:

"The thrills and the effects are cheap, but this is in hard-driving, good-humoured command of its own silliness."

Empire Magazine and The Guardian, however, were not so kind to the film:

"A grippingly brutal first act and strong cast can't stop this turning into a Steven Seagal film well before the end..." - Empire Magazine;

"A no-stereotypes-barred, red-scare disaster movie of the sort Jerry Airplane! Zucker might write after a head injury..." said Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian.

What users are saying about Olympus Has Fallen on Twitter:

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Theatrical Trailer: Olympus Has Fallen

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