Die Hard 3: With a Vengeance (1995)
Average Rating: 5.7/10
Reviews Counted: 45
Fresh: 23 | Rotten: 22
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Average Rating: 5.5/10
Critic Reviews: 12
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 6
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Bruce Willis returns as misfit cop John McClane in the third film in the Die Hard series. McClane has fallen on hard times; after moving to New York City and breaking up with his wife, he's developed a drinking problem and has been suspended from the NYPD. However, his past comes back to haunt him in the form of Simon (Jeremy Irons), a terrorist bomber who has been using McClane as his contact as he plants a series of bombs in public places and gives McClane inane "clues" to their whereabouts in
May 19, 1995 Wide
Mar 9, 1999
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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There's little wit or originality on offer, just the familiar escalation of car chases and big bangs.
It's a tense, terrifically funny action dazzler with a wow level in special effects that will be hard to top.
... Highlighted by Irons, whose slick and sinister Simon is second only to Alan Rickman's Hans Gruber in the pantheon of "Die Hard" villains.
All in all, it's a fun movie, worthy of its predecessors, but ranking third of three.
So concerned with bigness that it forgets to thrill.
Surprisingly more entertaining than you'd expect a third film in a franchise to be.
John McTiernan pulls the stunts off with such finesse that the script problems are almost irrelevant.
The best of the Die Hard movies -- Jackson and Willis are terrific together.
Holds its own within the steadiness of the trilogy.
Forsakes much of the occasionally clever, somewhat wry dialogue and situations of its predecessors in favor of a more generic action-adventure approach.
No believable characters are developed. The action sequences weren't believable, either.
A tepid continuation of the series saved only by some decent action scenes and Willis trading barbs with Jackson. Jeremy Irons is a poor follow-up to Alan Rickman.
They killed an interesting gimmick in order to squeeze it into an already tired franchise.
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- John McClane: You and Simon ruined a perfectly good hangover.
- John McClane: Say hello to your brother. [shoots down helicopter]
- John McClane: You know, you're brother was an asshole.
- Simon Gruber/Peter Krieg: [laughs] He was! He was an asshole. You got his number.
- John McClane: What is it that wall street doesn't have?
- Zeus Carver: What?
- John McClane: Schools [while watching at The Federal Reserve Bank of New York] And what do they have a shit load of?
- Simon Gruber/Peter Krieg: They bought it. Hook, line, and sinker.
- John McClane: John McClane. NYPD.
- Gang Member: Are you all right?
- John McClane: Yes... laundry day.
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