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Die Hard Reviews

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Chris Chase
New York Daily News
July 28, 2015
There are good performances from everyone in this long, often funny, very violent but exciting melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
July 9, 2013
McTiernan, who directed last summer's Predator, composes the action cleanly and logically, making good use of Jackson DeGovia's elaborate post-modernist set-the building becomes something of a character in itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
November 27, 2007
Die Hard is as high tech, rock hard and souped up as an action film can be.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 27, 2007
A serviceable if rather overextended and overblown adventure thriller.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
January 26, 2006
A hi-tech thriller with a human heart.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The scenes move with such relentless energy and smashing special-effects extravagance that Die Hard turns out to be everything action-genre fans, and Bruce Willis's relieved investors, might have hoped for.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It gets your heart pounding, then makes you hate yourself for it.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It's good, dumb fun.