Die Hard 3: With a Vengeance Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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David Ansen
Newsweek
April 7, 2008
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Brian Lowry
Variety
June 25, 2007
Degenerates into an improbable, confusing series of chases and an overly involved heist that takes far too long to set up.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
There's little wit or originality on offer, just the familiar escalation of car chases and big bangs.
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Caryn James
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Pure action, with bigger and better explosions and stunts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
It's a tense, terrifically funny action dazzler with a wow level in special effects that will be hard to top.
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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
February 21, 2001
The big set pieces don't build, really, they just pile up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Explosions aren't so funny anymore.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Basically a wind-up action toy, cleverly made, and delivered with high energy. It delivers just what it advertises, with a vengeance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
While parts one and two built momentum to an exhausting, exhilarating climax, part three has too many peaks and valleys (and, it seems, more of the latter than the former).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
An audience on the edge of its seat doesn't quibble about plot points.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A triumph.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Put to the sequel litmus test, queasily spectacular Vengeance would only rate a footnote without a strong original to exploit -- or a protracted telephone-terrorist subplot to steal from Dirty Harry 1.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Entertainment Weekly
May 19, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: B-