Angel Has Fallen (2019)

Angel Has Fallen (2019)

2019 R 122 Minutes

Action | Thriller

After a treacherous attack, Secret Service agent Mike Banning is charged with attempting to assassinate President Trumbull. Chased by his own colleagues and the FBI, Banning begins a race against t...

Overall Rating

5 / 10
Verdict: So-So

User Review

  • d_riptide


    4 / 10
    As someone who wasn’t bothered to watch the other two installments beforehand, I only hope they were a fraction less than anything “Angel Has Fallen” was. If they are, then this’ll make out to be a pretty standard albeit mediocre trilogy. While not statistically the worst action-thriller out there, it is a pretty barebone, lazy one. There's no thrill to this thriller nor is there nuance to any of the characters with the exception of Gerald Butler and Nick Nolte’s characters. Some layers of green screen are obscurely obvious due to the haphazard-like editing, said editing is rushed to the brim, sloppy and choppy when we get to the action sequences, not that the action sequences meant anything cause they’re all dime-a-dozen EXACTLY the same from one another and for a film that seems to chomp at the bit to talk about the trauma of military veterans, Russian interference, the on-going effects of brain trauma, paranoia or PTSD and the validation behind loyalty, it isn’t interested in pushing or utilizing any of these messages further.

    Hell, I don’t even want to say anything bad about the actors cause the actors try with their best and roll with it but Nolte and Freeman are the only standouts by a wide margin. I’d care more about Butler’s character and his values AND his condition if his creators had invested more care into their movie’s action scenes, dialogue, characterizations, and basic plot. Instead, we get the same cliched, predictable, loud dumb thriller films we’ve seen half a million times within the past decade albeit one that isn’t really noteworthy in any way. It falls into incredibly mediocre territory and it’s something you’ll likely forget in T-minus one day.