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‘Angel Has Fallen’ Movie Review

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Movie Information:

Release Date: August 23rd, 2019

MPA Rating: R (for violence and language throughout)

Runtime: 114 minutes

Directed By: Ric Roman Waugh

Written By: Robert Mark Kamen, Katrin Benedikt, and Creighton Rothenberger

Starring:  Danny Huston, Gerard Butler, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Morgan Freeman, Piper Perabo, Tim Blake Nelson, with Nick Nolte


Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is the most trusted agent guarding the president Allan Trumball (Morgan Freeman) during a fishing excursion. Soon a vehicle arrives and releases a swarm of drones to attack the president and his men. Mike uses his skills to save the life of the president. Unfortunately, Mike becomes unconscious and wakes up to only find out that the president is now in a coma in a hospital.

Mike becomes the number one suspect in the crime, and soon finds himself on the run. He has no one to turn to except his estranged father (Nick Nolte), a Vietnam veteran who is living off the grid in the woods. His father has the whole woods rigged, and we get to see loads of explosions as they strive to protect themselves.


Out of the Fallen movies, Angel Has Fallen might be the least exciting one. If you’re a Butler fan as I am, you will still like this movie. The first two movies were full of action mixed with loaded sarcasm. It was a delightful combination. Angel Has Fallen seems to be a bit more somber. Maybe it’s because Mike finds himself battling issues other than being set-up, such as mental and physical ailments caused by the battles in the first two films. Possibly, the writers wanted to end the franchise with a more personal movie. Either way, there are still a good amount of explosions and fight scenes to satisfy any Gerard Butler fan, in this movie.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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