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Die Hard Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Inappropriate and wrongheaded interruptions reveal the fragile nature of the plot and prevent it from working.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 5, 2008
In the first half of Director John McTiernan's movie, Willis wears an undershirt. In the second half he gets rid of it. And that's pretty much it for his performance.
July 9, 2013
Most of the action is run-of-the-mill Hollywood blood and thunder, but a couple of scenes are unusually reprehensible.
January 1, 2000
It gets your heart pounding, then makes you hate yourself for it.
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.
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 28, 2014
Yippee-ki-yay, action fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
Within the narrow framework of the hard-action genre, Die Hard is almost as good as it gets.
January 2, 2011
Original Bruce Willis violent actioner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 27, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 11, 2013
DIE HARD is a classic film. Simply put, every single thing works.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
January 1, 2000
For what it is, this is the top model -- flash, bang, and witty one-liners all included.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 16, 2004
An explosion-movie classic.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 30, 2005
Every so often a movie comes along whose concept sparks a flood of imitators. Die Hard is such a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 27, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
Die Hard is in many ways the perfectly constructed action film, combining interior tension with exterior explosions.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 27, 2003
The best action-thriller of the 20th Century...Willis is THE Man~
| Original Score: 5/5
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