6.8/10
1,906
53 user 70 critic

Angel Has Fallen (2019)

Trailer
1:11 | Trailer

Get Showtimes

Release Date: Thursday

Secret Service Agent 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.

Director:

Ric Roman Waugh

Writers:

Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay by), Matt Cook (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
42 ( 27)

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

Director: David Leitch
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba
Crawl (2019)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.

Director: Alexandre Aja
Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark
Good Boys II (2019)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three 6th grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.

Director: Gene Stupnitsky
Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning is caught up in a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

Director: Babak Najafi
Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A group of teens face their fears in order to save their lives.

Director: André Øvredal
Stars: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman
Anna II (2019)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.

Director: Luc Besson
Stars: Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans
Stuber (2019)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A detective recruits his Uber driver into an unexpected night of adventure.

Director: Michael Dowse
Stars: Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Mira Sorvino
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Stars: Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Macfadyen
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While babysitting the daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a teenager and her friend unknowingly awaken an evil spirit trapped in a doll.

Director: Gary Dauberman
Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Mckenna Grace
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Director: Gurinder Chadha
Stars: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Director: Jon Watts
Stars: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Gerard Butler ... Mike Banning
Piper Perabo ... Leah Banning
Morgan Freeman ... Allan Trumbull
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Agent Thompson
Danny Huston ... Wade Jennings
Nick Nolte ... Clay Banning
Lance Reddick ... Secret Service Director David Gentry
Tim Blake Nelson ... Vice President Kirby
Michael Landes ... Sam Wilcox
Katya Bakat ... Doctor
Sapir Azulay ... Agent Peterson
Chris Browning ... Militia Man
Sophia Del Pizzo ... New Age Instructor
Joseph Millson ... Agent Ramirez
Mark Arnold ... CIA Director James Haskell
Edit

Storyline

After the events in the previous film, Secret Service agent Mike Banning finds himself framed for an assassination attempt on the President. Pursued by his own agency and the FBI, Banning races to clear his name and uncover the real terrorist threat which has set its sights on Air Force One. Written by dj_priba

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Loyalty is Under Fire See more »

Genres:

Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language throughout. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angel Has Fallen See more »

Filming Locations:

Berkshire, England, UK See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Like with Olympus Has Fallen (2013) and London Has Fallen (2016), Morgan Freeman has openly admitted in interviews that he did this movie mainly for the money. As he explained for the previous two: "Money. It's the third in a franchise, it pays better than the first one. I get to play the president again, I'm in a successful franchise, I'm working with a guy I really admire and like. It's perfect." When asked whether he still felt "fire in his belly" with regards to acting, he said: "I enjoy it, I still enjoy it. I love making movies, but it's more like smouldering embers now." See more »

Quotes

Allan Trumbull: It is our moments of struggle, that define us.
See more »

Crazy Credits

During the credits, there is a humorous scene where Mike and Clay go into a New Age center for personal mind balance therapy. See more »

Connections

Follows Olympus Has Fallen (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Angel Delivers What Fans Expect
21 August 2019 | by garethvkSee all my reviews

It is hard to believe that it has been six years since Gerard Butler introduced audiences to Special Agent Mike Banning. Over the course of the film and its sequel; Banning kept the President safe against a never-ending barrage of threats both home and abroad. For the new film "Angel Has Fallen"; Banning must protect a new President (Morgan Freeman) and clear his name when he is framed after a devastating attack on the President.

When he is suddenly the most wanted man in the country; Banning must use all his skills when he is abducted and subsequently escapes while be transported to a detention facility.

The movie takes a bit of time getting up to speed but wisely has some good action along the way to setup the film and increase the tension levels. Once the action revs up, it is full on pedal to the floor action with Butler throwing himself into the fray against heavy odds no matter the cost.

What makes this film stand out from the others is that narrative is more plausible than other action films and you do see Butler dealing with the results of his profession. This is not a Teflon Super Hero who has bullets bounce off his chest. This is a man who bears his physical and psychological scars from his years in service and has a hard time letting go of the work even though it is what he believes he is best suited for.

Morgan Freeman gives a very strong performance as does Nick Nolte who stole many of the scenes in which he was in and provided some real Wild Card comic relief and action to the film.

In the end it is Gerard's picture and he throws himself into the part without becoming repetitive of his past films and giving Banning a relatable and sympathetic quality that is often lacking in films of this type.

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.

4 stars out of 5


28 of 39 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 53 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed