London Has Fallen

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London Has Fallen traps a talented cast -- and all who dare to see it -- in a mid-1990s basic-cable nightmare of a film loaded with xenophobia and threadbare action-thriller clichés.

26%

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Total Count: 192

51%

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The sequel to the worldwide smash hit "Olympus Has Fallen." The story begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart), his formidable Secret Service head (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one. (C) Focus

Cast

Gerard Butler
as Mike Banning
Aaron Eckhart
as President Benjamin Asher
Morgan Freeman
as Speaker Allan Trumbull
Melissa Leo
as Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan
Angela Bassett
as Lynn Jacobs
Charlotte Riley
as MI6 Jacqueline Marshall
Jackie Earle Haley
as Deputy Chief Mason
Robert Forster
as General Edward Clegg
Alon Aboutboul
as Aamir Barkawi
Sean O'Bryan
as NSA Ray Monroe
Waleed Zuaiter
as Kamran Barkawi
Adel Bencherif
as Raza Mansoor
Mehdi Dehbi
as Sultan Mansoor
Martin Petrushev
as UAV Reaper Pilot
Owen Davis
as Jsoc Officer
Owen Davis Jr.
as Jsoc Officer
Michael Wildman
as Agent Voight
Stacy Shane
as Stern-Faced Advisor
Penny Downie
as HS Rose Kenter
Patrick Kennedy
as MI5 Intel John Lancaster
Colin Salmon
as Chief Hazard
Andrew Pleavin
as Agent Bronson
Nancy Baldwin
as Chancellor Bruckner
Madison Lowry
as Young Girl
Sadao Ueda
as Driver
Alex Giannini
as Antoni Gusto
Elsa Mollien
as Viviana Gusto
Philip Delancy
as Jacques Mainard
Kemi-Bo Jacobs
as Intel Officer
Harrison Simon
as Intel Officer 2/Technician
Simon Connolly
as Marine One Pilot 1
Scott Sparrow
as Marine One Pilot 2
Ginny Holder
as EMT/MED Dept. Head
Terence Beesley
as Fire Dept. Head
Bryan Larkin
as SAS SGT
Terence Randall
as Met Police Colleague
Joe Fidler
as Agent Henderson
Boyan Anev
as This Bad Guy
Nikesh Patel
as Pradhan
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Audience Reviews for London Has Fallen

  • Jun 21, 2017
    If Olympus Has Fallen wasn't big enough and dumb enough for you, try London Has Fallen!
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • May 19, 2017
    Incredibly fun and entertaining, London Has Fallen is an explosive, high-adrenaline action film. During a state funeral for the British Prime Minister terrorists launch a massive attack and it's up to Secret Service Agent Mike Banning to get the President out alive. The plot is kind of ridiculous, but it works in an action movie kind of way. Gerard Butler once again delivers a great performance; doing an especially good job with the stunt work. And the special effects are extraordinarily well-done, creating some riveting scenes of carnage as London is turned into a war zone. A wild, non-stop adventure, London Has Fallen is full of thrills.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 14, 2017
    Directed by Babak Najafi , London has Fallen picks up after its predecessor Olympus Has Fallen (which was the wow-factor that I just adored !)but London mysteriously came with so bad reviews , particularly from a very popular well known movie web site, .............well, I am so very glad that I didn't fall for the nay-saying reviews from that site that were telling me that this film was going to be horrible . Because London Has Fallen ended up being a terrific, very entertaining movie. I have no earthly idea why the Rotten T reviewers were seeing or thinking when they walked from viewing this film and gave it a horrible review. ... Because Plain and Simple, they simply got it completely wrong on this one. While attending a worldwide known funeral for a murdered world leader that prompts the immediate attendance and presence of other world leaders, special services agent Mike Banning ( Gerard Butler) survives a brutal ambush only to discover a diabolical plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders. Angela Bassett ( aka Lynne Jacobs: Secret Service Director) and Morgan Freeman (aka Vice President Trumbull) return in their respective roles. London has Fallen is a sequel that predictably repeats the another terrorist vs. hero act (which is one of the three very few nitpicking issues that I had with the film.) - as once again it repeats and involves saving and rescuing the US president Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) at one point - and that seems like It's basically been there- Done that. But if you think in about , it Ironically the set and scenario is very similar to the Die Hard series- ( terrorists and rescuing Also the main villain notorious arms dealer Aamir Barkawi ( Alon Aboutboul) that is presented in London/Fallen isn't near as distinguished, unique and an upfront ruthless stand out as the 1st villain " Kang " (Rick Yune) from the original Olympus/ Fallen. In fact Aamir is seen only in spots as he employs his henchmen i.e. Kamran (Waleed Zuaiter) to be upfront and personal. And the film doesn't start out roaring as the first film did - nor did it have nearly the imaginative weaponry as the 1st " Fallen movie ( ( i.e. the white house roof- cannons) ,.. I was actually somewhat initially worried that it seems like it took it awhile to get going with the sentimental element, the introduction and development of the plot, funerals and world leaders conferences & meetings, the focusing reflection and direction of family and future life of secret service officer Mike Banning. (and by the way Banning is also back with his macho- smart-a-alic one-liners in even the tightest, darker moments in battle.) But after the first 15 minutes, ....the film just explodes in your face with an relentless, rolling, head-spinning action and adrenaline ,this is where you have to really set your eyes focused on what is about to happen, what IS happening because once the big bang effect comes out of nowhere ,because its' gonna be fast and furious .... Practically leaves you with a wow " impression. I heard other audience viewers around me with Wooo's and Wow's when you see what I call the 'Big Ambush'. It is going to go from one level of violent, speeding fight scene ( gunfire on foot) ....to another (car chase)...and another motor bike chase) ..and yet another ( copter-battle) .. and even so forth. It features brilliant strategies in where top surveillance is hacked , and undercover disguises make it very difficult times where you cannot tell the good guys from the bad guys, and also have you practically pondering how the good guys will escape and survive the ongoing onslaught and adversities that just keep coming at them in waves. It has very similar fast pace action, that includes battle strategies, rain-hailing gun-fire battles, race for survival, race for rescue, macho one-liners, rapid gunfire, head-shots and knife- stab fights, the graphic explosions - Even features crazy high speed car chases, Terrific stunt-work., fighting choreography and aerial copter fights and maneuvers, ..the strategic ground troop fights, ..some elements this film features were some that I cannot recall in the original - but overall as film with villains, plot and last minute rescue situations and originality, it is not quite on the level of Olympus has Fallen in a lot of those elements but I still did enjoyed very much and slightly under the first one. Don't believe the Tomato-hype - Go see it for yourself . (: On a Scale of 1 to 10, I'd give London Has Fallen a 8.0 ....and 3.5 Tomatoes
    earl c Super Reviewer
  • Sep 20, 2016
    http://cinephilecrocodile.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/london-hasfallen-dir-babak-najafi-2016.html
    Anthony L Super Reviewer

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