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Angel Has Fallen

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Endless, numbing violence in overly long action threequel.

Movie R 2019 114 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 17+

Watch with a filter, and it is great!

The language is extreme. I can’t imagine even adults wanting to hear this much profanity. We let our teenager watch on Vid Angel filtering language and graphic violence, and it was great. Highly recommend.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 18+

Excellent action film but not for children

Angel Has Fallen has plenty of action but it isn't for kids in any way. Lots of violence and some blood in many scenes. The hero constantly battles terrorism whose goal is to kill the president. There is a lot of swearing as well. No sex is present in the movie. I really enjoyed this movie like Olympus and London. Cannot wait for the 4th.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (16 ):

Punishingly grim and overly long, this third entry in the Fallen series mostly squanders any credit it earned from the previous two outings. As Banning battles (and battles) his way out of increasingly ludicrous odds, viewers may forget at times just who he's fighting. Mowing down armies of faceless bad guys with guns and explosive devices and (at one point) a long-haul truck, Butler looks as exhausted as the audience feels while numbly watching the carnage.

The overstuffed plot of Angel Has Fallen has a lot of threads, as well as characters who show up briefly to throw monkey wrenches into Banning's plans. Of course, as in most protect-the-president films, there are cardboard villains standing between Our Hero and victory: This time around, it's Oval Office insiders, Russian spies, and a group of private military contractors. If that sounds overly complicated, it is, and that's one of the chief reasons it's hard to remember just who's inside the helmet being shot at. Perabo is wasted in her blah worried-wife role, as is Tim Blake Nelson as a shifty-eyed vice president. But a game Nick Nolte is the best thing this movie has going for it: still wild-eyed, raspy, and vital, he brings both pathos and crackle to his all-too-brief role. Filmmakers, some advice: Forget about Fallen, and give this guy an actioner to head up on his own.

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