Die Hard Reviews

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August 29, 2019
The director's spectacular ability to compose the plans and take advantage of the full range of the panoramic format possibilities. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 29, 2018
It's a glorious scene-stealer for Alan Rickman, though it's a credit to Willis's cheeky charisma that his scene is not in fact stolen.
November 2, 2018
Die Hard is a great example of the Hollywood studio system getting moviemaking right - the film is a perfect storm of story and talent coming together.
October 30, 2018
Die Hard still feels as fresh and thrilling as the first time it screened.
July 12, 2018
From the superb pacing through to the sarcastically sinister villainy of Alan Rickman, this remains a crucial template for the modern action film.
July 10, 2018
It's as though the filmmakers approached each scene by asking themselves how entertaining they could make it.
May 22, 2018
One of the very best action pictures of all time... Yippe-ki-yay indeed.
April 27, 2018
Die Hard is film's equivalent of a terrorist attack on your senses, but Willis' intensity and presence push it into guilty pleasure territory.
January 3, 2018
What sets 'Die Hard' apart from most action movies is the depth of characterization. [Detective John] McClane is not a macho toy with a bullet-proof body. He is a thinking, feeling man who can't believe he's doing most of what he does.
December 15, 2017
Here, postmodern architecture meets Reagan-era Hollywood cinema and makes lots of movie magic.
September 27, 2017
Exciting, tense, expertly edited and directed, full of well-constructed characters and lots of action. [Full review in Spanish]
July 28, 2015
There are good performances from everyone in this long, often funny, very violent but exciting melodrama.
October 25, 2014
A masterpiece of populist filmmaking.
September 28, 2014
Yippee-ki-yay, action fans.
July 9, 2013
For all its moments of almost overwhelming cheese, Die Hard is still the definitive action thriller.
July 9, 2013
Within the narrow framework of the hard-action genre, Die Hard is almost as good as it gets.
July 9, 2013
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.
July 9, 2013
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.
July 9, 2013
Die Hard is an action picture with a capital A. In fact, you might as well go ahead and capitalize the whole darn word.
July 9, 2013
As a grand flourish of cinematic technique, it is awesome; as a human drama, it is disgusting and silly, a mindless depiction of carnage on an epic scale.
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