Die Hard Reviews

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.
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.
July 28, 2015
There are good performances from everyone in this long, often funny, very violent but exciting melodrama.
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.
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.
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.
November 27, 2007
Die Hard is as high tech, rock hard and souped up as an action film can be.
November 27, 2007
A serviceable if rather overextended and overblown adventure thriller.
January 26, 2006
A hi-tech thriller with a human heart.
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.
April 17, 2001
April 17, 2001
The granddaddy of a whole genre of action films still remains sharp, tough, and exciting.
January 1, 2000
For what it is, this is the top model -- flash, bang, and witty one-liners all included.
January 1, 2000
Inappropriate and wrongheaded interruptions reveal the fragile nature of the plot and prevent it from working.
January 1, 2000
It gets your heart pounding, then makes you hate yourself for it.
January 1, 2000
It's good, dumb fun.