Die Hard 2 Reviews

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Widgett Walls
December 1, 2002

Unbelievably, the sequel did not suck as badly as its title had initially implied.

| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 4, 2002

Try harder; a worthless sequel.

| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002

Standard sequel works well thanks to Willis and the high-flying heroics.

| Original Score: 3.5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
July 18, 2002

The setup is much more improbable as Willis' cop just happens to be at the scene of another mega-showdown.

Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Jeremiah Kipp
July 25, 2001

A lot of people get shot and many punches are thrown, but there are zero memorable setpieces.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
July 25, 2001

While it's impossible to find much reality in Die Hard 2, it is easy to find plenty of escapist excitement.

Full Review | Original Score: 79/100
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
Top Critic
May 12, 2001

Though the follow-up is bigger, it's not really better. The surprise is missing.

Almar Haflidason
April 17, 2001

A sequel worth seeing.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

This is terrific entertainment.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

It's rambunctiously entertaining, a loop-de-loopy bumper car ride through a firecracker sky, all bright lights, sonic booms and impossible heroics.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

A second-rate one-upping.

Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000

Loaded with plausibility problems, but so fast a mover that we can't think about it. And that's all to the good.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000

This is an enjoyable action film: nothing requiring great thought, but certainly enjoyable.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
James Berardinelli
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Somewhat-muddled but still entertaining.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
September 7, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Emanuel Levy
July 16, 2005

| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 11, 2005

| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005

| Original Score: 2/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
October 20, 2004

| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Blackwelder
March 19, 2004

| Original Score: 1/5
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