• Die Hard
    2 minutes 40 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Die Hard Reviews

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Andrew Collins
Radio Times

This is the action thriller that minted Bruce Willis's career, launched a franchise and still stands as a giant of the genre.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 5/5

December 4, 2013

Total Film

For all its moments of almost overwhelming cheese, Die Hard is still the definitive action thriller.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 5/5

July 9, 2013
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Within the narrow framework of the hard-action genre, Die Hard is almost as good as it gets.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

July 9, 2013
Peter Travers
People Magazine

Willis gleefully strips down the action movie to a pretend game for children who like to fire guns and shoot bad guys. Machismo may never be the same.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

July 9, 2013
Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News

Die Hard is probably the most manipulative movie I've seen this year, but since it makes no bones about being manipulative and does it so well, this not only isn't a problem -- it's fun.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News

July 9, 2013
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Die Hard is an action picture with a capital A. In fact, you might as well go ahead and capitalize the whole darn word.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

July 9, 2013
Andrew Collins
Empire Magazine

The very pinnacle of the '80s action movie, and if it's not the greatest action movie ever made, then it's damn close.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

July 9, 2013
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
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McTiernan, who directed last summer's Predator, composes the action cleanly and logically, making good use of Jackson DeGovia's elaborate post-modernist set-the building becomes something of a character in itself.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

July 9, 2013
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

DIE HARD is a classic film. Simply put, every single thing works.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 10/10

February 11, 2013
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

... Not only the best action movie ever made but one of the very best of any genre.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: A

February 10, 2013
Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor

Undoubtedly, it's dated in some respects, but as a pure actioner Die Hard remains timeless.

Full Review Source: Flix Capacitor | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 31, 2013
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

John McTiernan's thriller-actioner is well executed, boasting a strong performance from Bruce Willis, which made him a big-screen star.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

April 20, 2012
Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media

Original Bruce Willis violent actioner.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

January 2, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

High-tech cartoonish action thriller.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

March 3, 2009

Film4

Great pace, great gun battles, great fun.

Full Review Source: Film4

November 27, 2007
Variety Staff
Variety
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Die Hard is as high tech, rock hard and souped up as an action film can be.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 27, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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A serviceable if rather overextended and overblown adventure thriller.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 27, 2007
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...remains one of the most entertaining and flat-out thrilling examples of the action genre...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 4/4

June 26, 2007
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Great escapist action, but it's still nothing more than an action movie %u2013 cinema's version of a nice, tasty hamburger.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 76/100

June 14, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

The pumped-up, high tech surprise hit of 1988; a triumph of slick direction and lowbrow thrills, marred but not spoiled by a sour aftertaste.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

December 4, 2006
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