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Live Free or Die Hard Reviews

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Armond White
New York Press
July 11, 2007
To call this the best Die Hard movie ever made merely acknowledges that Director Len Wiseman simplifies the franchise to its basic elements: Predicament, Villain, Hero, Action.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
July 11, 2007
It might now be time to retire John McClane, but this one last gig is a blast.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 10, 2007
The fourth entry in the John McClane series finds Bruce Willis battling a group of high-tech cyber-terrorists who clearly haven't watched an action movie in two decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 9, 2007
You know how this is going to turn out, you just don't know what all is going to get blown up in the process... and it's still entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
July 8, 2007
It finds the defining spirit of these films and maintains it about half the time.
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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
July 7, 2007
Action-packed, ridiculous and fun, here's another appearance by Bruce Willis as cop John McClane.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
July 7, 2007
...Wiseman proves himself a master of on-screen excitement
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 6, 2007
Duro de Matar 4.0 cumple con lo que promete: grandes dosis de acción, un héroe del pasado al que siempre es emocionante mirar y un argumento prácticamente inexistente que sirve sólo como sostén de las secuencias cargadas de adrenalina.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Pete Hammond
Maxim
July 6, 2007
More fireworks than any other film this summer. Bruce is back in the one role that fits him like a glove.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
July 6, 2007
Celebrating John's residual renegadeness, his blue-collar-guy's irritation at what the state invariably gets wrong, the has it all ways, railing against hi-tech threats, soft bodies, fuzzy thinking, and "Asian chicks who like to kick people."
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror (UK)
July 6, 2007
It's peppered with thrilling computer-generated action, but there's still something endearingly old-fashioned about McClane and his bare-knuckled way of dealing with bad guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
July 6, 2007
This fourth episode of the Die Hard series, with its plot that seems to have come straight out of Marvel Comics and its preposterous if dynamic action sequences, has only a battered 52-year-old Bruce Willis as John McClane to commend it as a drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
July 6, 2007
At least I hope it's the last. Willis does OK for a middle-aged guy, but as another famous die-hard once said, a man's got to know his limitations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Sun Online
July 6, 2007
The most important thing is that director Len Wiseman stays true to the original formula. He could have gone for showy CGI or tried to be too self-referential. Instead, we get an uncomplicated plot, real stunts and a script which makes the most of Willis.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

Daily Mirror (UK)
July 6, 2007
For the most part, it's an enjoyable rollercoaster ride featuring lots and lots of explosions and some great special effects. Alas, it's not up there with the first three movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Cox
Daily Mail (UK)
July 6, 2007
Older, balder. Better
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Total Film
July 6, 2007
Given Wiseman's lack of style or guile, Die Hard 4.0 is pining for the freshness JJ Abrams pumped into M:I:3. Dopey story, so-so script and mostly ordinary action. It's the ever-enjoyable Willis that makes it worth your while.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
July 6, 2007
You know where you are with Bruce Willis. Unlike Schwarzenegger, he won't be moving into namby-pamby politics any time soon. He differs from Stallone these days in managing not to resemble an aborted experiment at Madame Tussaud's
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 6, 2007
Willis was entitled to one more kick-ass action outing. But please, let this be the last. Anything more would be dying soft.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
July 6, 2007
The aesthetic point might be elusive, but that's Bruce. Like this film, he has little time for detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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