Angel Has Fallen (2019) - Action, Thriller

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Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.

IMDB: 6.6
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Stars: Gerard Butler, Frederick Schmidt
Length: 121 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 69 out of 360 found boring (19.16%)

One-line Reviews (253)

Predictable, forgettable - but enjoyable .

Only Mike Banning (Gerald Butler) with compressed discs, insomnia, and on pain killers can save him, except he is being framed as the man who attempted to kill Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) and is America's most wanted.

The villains follow just about every action movie cliché there is.

Propaganda .

This Is A Sheer, Bombastic, Adrenaline-"Drenched" Action { E X T R A V A G A N Z A } .

Enjoy it for what it is, enjoyable action and get a life if you want to critique its filming style, oh no the lighting and angles were off.....

" President Trumbull (Morgan Freeman)Angel Has Fallen, since 2013 the third in the Fallen franchise starring Gerard Butler, is 2 hours of thriller clichés and stereotypes that manage to be entertaining and occasionally profound (See the opening quote).

Of course he is impossible to kill as always but I really enjoyed it.

(Fight scenes in recent films have felt a little overdone to the point of getting boring - not the case here).

no storyline at all

Unexpected failure .

Overall, very entertaining.

Enjoyable if you go for what you expect.

Also some of it was very predictable.

Intense, Immersive, and Funny .

The movie was so predictable and it was just boring...

Great potential & worth watching.

That's why it probably feels so bland and often times boring.

People get so dramatic and ungrateful with their boring lives that they get mad about rating a movie.

Despite the usual, there are still some entertaining action moments in the film.

Great action packed movie, with some twists here and there.

While no masterpiece, I thought the film was entertaining.

Very bad, old story, very very bad direction, boring acting, there was bno surprise because we allready know that movie.

Unwatchable due to the handheld cameras .

There is nothing new to watch, no creativity, and honestly boring.

He is considerably slower (and even a little heavier) than when we last saw him, and this affects the action a little bit.


This is a great fun action packed movie, that's worth a watch for sure!

predictable and boring, ugly face shots .

It is overly predictable down to the final mano-a-mano episode.

The scenes are repetitive and plain boring with a storyline a child could have written.

Kept me on the edge of my seat.

Action packed - great storyline with entertaining twist - Butler, Freeman, and Nolte - they knocked it out of the ball park with this third movie of the series - Nolte and Butler fighting bad guys - had the whole theater cheering and laughing out load at the same time

Action-packed and entertaining...

It was kind of predictable, but I enjoyed it regardless.

We see there's some cliché distance between them but some predictable (and even more cliché) reconciliation at the end.

Okay, maybe an exaggeration but, if you hate shaky cam as much as I do don't waste your money on this train wreck.

There is more to the story with its predictable twist with the villain.

Nice movie Gerald..unpredictable usual Gerald Buttler is the best

Lots of action, entertaining, funny, and more realistic than most now days...

This movie is full of predictable plots and scripts.

Olympus Has Fallen was a great watch and I loved the narrative, but now it just feels tiresome.

Predictable with bad camera angles and shaky filming .

Banning is suffering from migraines and insomnia with regular visits to several doctors, he hides this fact, and starts taking medication for the pain.

Virtually every scene - even slow static scenes- were done with a super zoomed in, constantly panning and focusing handled cameras.

Headaches and insomnia plague him.

His previous fights are finally catching up to him and he is having to medicate himself to prevent insomnia and headaches.

Very predictable.

It's a scant improvement from London (in terms of set-pieces) and less tongue-in-cheek in comparison with Olympus, but is as formulaic as it can get!

So boring, so lame, so uninspired

Going into the movie I was expecting intense action sequences and they delivered.

I've never seen a 4DX movie before this I was surprised by the flashes, seat moving, and mist plus the action was so much more intense than usual like the gun shots felt close by and I'm terrified of roller coasters so this was unique.

Nick Nolte is clearly having a blast as Father Banning , his character is completely ridiculous but also has the most entertaining sequence in the film.

Action packed .

Everything that happens in this movie is either a cliche you've seen many times before or plainly telegraphed.

I am not going into the terrible cgi and ridiculous stunt double covering, or the easily predictable storyline.

But the plot was (very) predictable unfortunately.

It is a cheap flick -- empty content, sloppy acting.

Action Packed Amazing 4DX.

Very exciting!

Very predictable.

Just when you think they have run out of ideas for action movies, this exciting and inventive thriller comes along.

This movie is a generic boring action flick with zero surprises and no depth what so ever.

It's enjoyable as long as your in the mood for that kind of movie.

Don't get me wrong, I love Gerard Butler, he is great to watch but the movie is very predictable.

Small jokes make the movie even more enjoyable, and the dramatic scenes are quite fulfilling.

Tonight we look at:Movie: Angel Has Fallen (2019) Director: Ric Roman Waugh Writers: Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay by), Matt Cook (screenplay by) Stars: Gerard Butler, Piper Perabo, Morgan FreemanLIKES: Constantly Moving Gets the Intensity Starting Nice Use Of Characters The Ending Battle Nick NolteDISLIKES: Predictable Loud Mystery Lacking Not As Much Exciting Acting Morgan Freeman's Character Semi LackingSummary:Like its predecessors, Angel Has Fallen is back in the habit of making a story that is all about moving from danger site to danger site.

While it's a less unpleasant experience than its also terrible predecessors, it trades that unpleasantness for being woefully dull.

Right at the point when it gets boring and you're starting to fall asleep the writers just give up and start doing random stuff for no real reason.

I really enjoyed it.

As ive said the story is a little weaker than the original two films, this is because the set up of mike banning is way too predictable and find out who it is setting him up cames way to fast in this film.

While they were great action packed films in themselves, this one I liked in particular because Nick was going rouge & the framed-for-a-crime theme was strong!

This is an intense, action packed, adrenaline fuelled film that keeps you entertained film the beginning to the end.

A bit cliche.

You just go with a buddy to give you mind a vacation and see how well Americans do with remarkable CGI and stunning cinematography, Sometimes that's enough.

It made this movie absolutely unwatchable.

🎶Enjoyable movie...

DEFinitely enjoyable if you like this kind of movie, as a rental.

Predictable and unoriginal .

Really enjoyed it.

It is incredibly predictable who they end up being, and their motivations are your stereotypical action movie villain motivations: one wants power, the other money.

Fun action packed movie .

The movements altogether were slow to reality and highly unlikely that the gunmen are going to shy away, if they're truly believing Mike is a problem.

Next like the previous instalments the action was fantastic and very entertaining to watch.

Intense and enjoyable .

Typical 5 points action movie, where it's predictable, filled with stupid people just because they need to die as in the script, and worst of all the camera work.

Still enjoyed it though

Action packed thriller that tops the previous films.

So the movie was entertaining and it was an easy watch with a good combination of seriousness and comic relief.

Anyway, "Angel" is a decidedly different type of film than the two that came before it, and I enjoyed it all the more for it.

So if the cast doesn't add up, the story fails to keep the audience from boredom and the dialogue and action is only there mostly without any meaning, you know this is bad.

But it is a very good production and an overall enjoyable movie.

Personally I was pretty impressed by this movie, it had a gripping storyline which was fuelled by consistent action.

Predictable story, predictable twists and turns ...

Fast paced.

It was enjoyable.

Rather watch this over the Joker, that was boring and stale.

This is how this film comes across as familiar and predictable, because you will see most twists and turns coming beforehand.

But it is a good action film, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Exciting .

Overall entertaining, but strongly predictable, lame storyline and nothing new.

An entertaining sequel, great action and suspence.

Loved all the action and the thrilling peices as well.

Truly enjoyable movie if you're fan of Butler.

the story are as usual, and the bad guys are erased in the end, though with lots of coincidal dagage on people and property, and except for some glitches from the editing and sound department ( no sound of the helicopter hovering just above the head), its very entertaining to watch and the actors are good.

But, it has some redeeming qualities: Morgan Freeman, Nick Nolte, Gerard Butler and Tim Blake Nelson are enjoyable to watch, several action scenes are notable (the drones are intriguing, and watching Nick Nolte 'defend' his homestead is delightful).

I find this movie very entertaining, the action pack is solid and well performed.

Action packed and Emotive.

A highly enjoyable action movie with solid acting to keep you busy for around 2 hours.

Highly recommend it!

As usual, this movie keeps engaging right from the start to the end.

Another anti-Russian propaganda movie.

This one is visually exciting and tells a tale filled with characters who are well portrayed so there is plenty to like.

Don't go in expecting a deep story, some actors just scream bad guy straight away and make everything predictable, go in just to enjoy the nice combat scenes and fast paced action.

There is a lot of action, but the plot twists are fairly predictable and the dialogue laughable at times.

Overall despite being painfully predictable.

All in all, the plot was full of holes that made it boring and unbelievable, in the worst of meanings.

Angel is boring .

The way this should have been done was having the very person that set him up a mystery and hidden from the audience until the third act, this would have kept the audience on the edge of their seat wonder who it was setting him up would have kept the film interesting.

Most predictable "twists" you'll ever see in a major blockbuster.

The rest of the film is by-the-numbers and purely rests on the idea of what's entertaining in the eyes of each viewer.

Overall I had a really good evening the movie was very entertaining and we had some solid and memorable performances.

The film was predictable and I just didn't care for it all.

We went late at night and no way would you fall asleep because it is action packed.

Yes somehow it's predictable and the "good guys" win again !

The film is just over 2 hours and it really feels it at points, there are several bland dialogue sequences and honestly no one cares about these characters enough to focus on family and dramatic sequences.

It was entirely predictable that the two protagonists would end up alone having a hand-to-hand fight.

waste of time and money....

The plot is forgettable and the twist is predictable.

Too Cliche.

Predictable but entertaining .

Too simple and predictable plot.

The hand-to-hand fights were slower and less fun to watch, and just about all of the action was filmed with shaky cameras and chopped-up footage.

How it ends and the point A to point B is entertaining, it tells a story and it is what its suppose to be.

His intense and absolutely thrilling performance in Den Of Thieves brought what you wanted out of Gerard, but instead a boring and shallow character with little motivations to even be present in these conflicts is what you get from Angel Has Fallen.

The next anti-Russian movie to come out of the American propaganda machine.

Some of the twists are also predictable.

Gerard Butler displays a powerful performance in this action packed movie!

Decent action but very generic and predictable plot like nowadays typical Hollywood plot action genre.

There is some entertaining action at points.

Yet another mass produced Hollywood action flick with a boringly predictable plot (I use the term lightly).

Gerard Butler barks nearly all of his lines like pretty much every role he plays, but even he's starting to look especially bored and unenthused this time.

While the action is a little less than before the film does have a few action scene that was good, the flow of the pacing is solid, while some moments do tend to drag a little, but the film as a whole is worth watching if you're a fan of these films.

A Bland Finale to a Mostly Forgettable Series .

Don't waste your time.

The story was very predictable since the beginning.

Predictable and not very intense .....

It is an enjoyable enough film as long you overlook the brain dead logic.

Sure, there were a scene or two that might not be completely plausible IRL but overall, this movie had me on the edge of my seat the entire time.

The film is just bland and dull with things we've seen before, action scenes we've seen plenty of times before and it feels ultimately like this series has nothing more to offer us.

7/10 - deviating away from the tired formula utilized for the first two makes this one all the more enjoyable and worth watching

Good fun if a little predictable .

Absolutely predictable.

Lots of action, lots of explosions and a few unexpected twists and turns.

Well-known but entertaining third Has Fallen film .

His chemistry with Butler was part of what made the first two so entertaining.

It is action packed.

The second movie was boring and repetitive with its action.

I found this one more engaging than the last 2 entries.

Amazing add on to action packed franchise .

This is hands down the best film in the trilogy and one of the most entertaining action films of the year.

Extremely predictable, bad CGI effects....

The action is sure as well is entertaining and exciting.

However its follow 'London Has Fallen' was rubbish, a bland, lower budget messily cut and shot film which somehow made more money than it predecessor, which is why we now have 'Angel Has Fallen'.

Overall, this film is very entertaining.

Look, I know the first 2 movies were never going to win awards, but they were entertaining.

If you haven't seen Warrior, you are missing a surprisingly intense and emotional story.

One of the worst movies i have ever seen .

Became samey and boring.

It seems that this film toned back on the action in an attempt to give us a little more story and mystery, which is a shame as I wanted the adrenaline fest these films are.

Definitely, one of the films that you leave the brain outside the theatre and enjoy the film for what it is with its action packed direction.

I was able to guess the villains pretty easily, but it was still an entertaining action movie.

The direction is action packed throughout and definitely keeps you on the edge of the seat with the intense gun shoot outs.

Also it has the most utterly pointless, unfunny and random mid-credit sequence I've ever seen put to film.

but still enjoyable for the action AND...

It was not excellent, but it was enjoyable.

The first movie was poorly lit and confusing.

Still enjoyable entertainment, and it was nice to see the stunning Piper Perabo and it was great to see Nick Nolte back on the big screen, who was the highlight for me in this film.

Just the way we like Gerald Butler, worth watching at the theater , action explosions and fun.

Angel Has Fallen is a great end to the trilogy, an action packed, fast paced and extremely enjoyable action thriller.

The explosions around Clay (Nolte) cabin create a very intense (and somewhat funny) sequence.

Third opus of the Banning saga based on a predictable script and caricatural characters.

This part can be more slow to judge him.

Very enjoyable and exciting - sometimes older is better .

I enjoyed it.

It's an entertaining action film with not that great of a story.

Personally, I enjoyed it.

Even though Butler looks old in this and this follows the same formula as the other two movies it is still worth the watch...

Despite a stellar cast of familiar faces and lots of high-octane explosions and shootouts that punctuate the plot, this tolerably entertaining entry ranks as the more formulaic, springing fewer surprises than its predecessors, and lacking a shred of old-fashioned fun.

But what this movie really shines with is the variety of emotions conveyed to the viewer: boredom, apathy, sleepiness, annoyance...

Most intense scene actually is the killing scene at the hospital!

Also, it's a bad action movie and the characters are pretentious.

A Good Waste of Time .

The movie is also ludicrously predictable.


The film had much more very tense scenes that kept you on the edge of your seat.

It should be said that "Angel Has Fallen" focuses a lot on the action sequences, which is definitely enjoyable - I particularly enjoy that.

It was very enjoyable to me.

Didn't care for the characters, predictable plot, scenarios that make no sense if you start thinking, ok action, and the first movie with enough shaky cam in a sequence where I had no idea what was going on.

It has a few typical action movie tropes, but enough twists and action to keep it entertaining.

Must of farmed the effects or some one got bored.

A bit predictable.

Banning leads Trumbull to safety with help from Gentry and other agents as Jennings blows up the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.

Predictable and fake .

"Angel Has Fallen" is fun but overall predictable.

Most boring most predictable movie i ve seen in a while .

Overall I think of the three movie es this one was my favorite, I was surprised how much I enjoyed it.

Entertaining .

Despite a few things they could of worked on this was a extremely entertaining film which offered a change in plot and tone.

The third Fallen installment is worth watching with full of suspense and gripping storyline after Secret Service Agent Mike Banning gets framed for an attempt to assasinate President Trumbull.

The writing is in this movie is beyond pathetic, extremely lazy and just plain predictable.

The writing got lazy with a 5th grader predictable plot that's been done many times before.

Enjoyable and silly .

Short Review: Gerard Butler dons the presidential savior's role once again in a predictable, unoriginal actioner.

Predictable .

Movie started slow for about 15 mins.

Overall, a very entertaining action thriller.

But I enjoyed it because it showed the hero in a more human state whilst the other two were over the top.

Therefore a bit predictable.

There are plenty of action to make this film worth watching on the big screen.

It's a film filled with bad elements such as a formulaic script, loud and badly filmed action sequences and uninteresting characters.

It's mind blowing to the see the amazing reviews for Hobbs and Shaw and already hate for this one.

Waste of time .

This one had intense action and possibly a finish to the series.

Reminds me a lot of movies like Skyscraper with Dwayne Johnson: good production and likable and solid actors but a terrible boring story - like some other reviewers stated, you watched this movie already many times, and better made.

Good effort all round, I enjoyed it from start to finish.

Quite Possibly the Worst Movie I've Ever Seen .

Very enjoyable and with touching scenes.

It's a nuts and bolts action film, entertaining enough and worth your time.

Great action packed movie that kept me entertained throughout.

The action scenes were captivating and kept me immersed in the movie.

The most enjoyable of the trilogy .

Extremely bad predictable script, bad acting and plain stupid camera aside, I'm actually most surprised about the outdated and horrible cgi in this movie, it's really just terrible.

It was far to predictable.

The plot was predictable and the ending wasn't surprising at all for even a novice movies goer.

I found the film to be slow at first and then jam packed with action and contemplation.

PROS:Gerard Butler's Lead PerformancesNick Nolte Steals The ShowRic Roman Waugh's Solid DirectingSolid Action SequencesA Suprisingly Effective Arc For Mike's CharacterThe Musical ScoreAn Hilarious Mid-Credit SceneIt's Better Than The Second FilmCONS:The Boring VillainThe Plot Is Predictable (And The Twist)The CGI Is TerribleThe Most Of Cast Is WastedSome Action Has Too Much Dark Lighting

With a best start and boring end .

Action Packed .

Action packed good plot .

Its fast paced and different and far better than the first two films.

Mind blowing intensity and excellent conspiracy filled mash up!

Predictable, to be sure.

Action packed .

Angel Has Fallen delivers an explosive action packed conclusion to the Fallen series.

There was about 20min left and I just walked out.

In a summer of many films Over Promising and Under-Delivering: "Angel Has Fallen" is a refreshing exception as it was an enjoyable thrill ride from start to finish and I sure hope we have not seen the last of Agent Banning.

I enjoyed it.

It's completely serviceable but ultimately forgettable with bland action and a story that has been seen before and in a much more interesting and smarter way.

While the movie itself was entertaining as a popcorn movie, there were waaaayyy too many F words in it.

The plot is forgettable and predictable.

I think it's the weakest of the three so far but still enjoyable.

The start is predictable and slow, and then it deteriorates.