Angel Has Fallen

Theatrical Release: August 23, 2019
Angel Has Fallen


The Dove Take:

Angel Has Fallen sheds light on the secrets and deception that define politics and threaten presidencies. Though this film fights for truth, fights for the good guy and restores the meaning of family and friendship, rough fight scenes and much rougher language aren’t appropriate for many audiences.

Dove Review

The Synopsis:

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.

The Review:

Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is next in line as director of the Secret Service—which sounds like quite the honor until it comes with the legal accusation of attempted murder on President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman).

On the run, Banning must not only find out who is behind this political stunt, he must also prove his innocence by partnering with his estranged father and making his way back to President Trumbull’s hospital room before the bad guys get him first.

Angel Has Fallen portrays the looming threat of fatal foes and deathly lies that our government leaders face each day, all while highlighting the importance of restoring family bonds, protecting loved ones and sacrificing self for others. However, gun, knife and bomb violence are consistent throughout the movie, and the film is heavily scripted with rough language.

Though this movie offers a strong, action-packed plot for adult audiences, the violence and language are enough to make this film fall short of our Dove-Approved rating.

Content Description

Faith: The vice president is sworn into office with his hand on the Bible and repeats, “ ... so help me God.” A news broadcaster asks the nation to pray for President Trumbull.
Integrity: Truth, loyalty and forgiveness are constant themes. Banning apologizes to President Trumbull for hiding his addiction to pain killers. Banning and his dad have a healthy conversation about PTSD and the negative impact it can have on family.
Sex: None
Language: F-63; S-16; A-5; D-5; H-4; “Oh my g”-1; J-1; “Holy s”-1; crude reference to male genitalia-1.
Violence: Consistent gun violence; knife fights and bombings; people shot, stabbed, blown up and caught on fire onscreen; not gory, but graphic bloody scenes.
Drugs: Due to brain/spinal damage, Banning is addicted to pain killers, which he is seen abusing four times; one scene with wine and one scene with liquor, but neither scene portrays excessive consumption or abuse.
Nudity: None
Other: A vigilante flips off Banning.


Company: Summit Entertainment
Writer: Robert Kamen, Matt Cook, Ric Waugh, Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt
Director: Ric Waugh
Genre: Action
Runtime: 121 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Peyton G.