Die Hard 2 Reviews

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February 6, 2018
The filmmakers know the audience is challenging them to top themselves, and they've risen to the bait. Harlin and company build suspense the old-fashioned way. They earn it.
January 3, 2018
In a summer of wildly violent action films, 'Die Hard 2' stands out. It is the best action movie since 'Lethal Weapon II,' as vastly entertaining, exciting and improbable.
April 3, 2015
This is the most cheerfully preposterous film of a jaw-dropping summer, which is not to say it's not fun, it's simply orchestrated Looney Tunes.
April 3, 2015
Even in the action genre, there is such a thing as overkill. Die Hard 2: Die Harder pleads guilty to the charge but has enough redeeming plot twists to compensate for the excess.
April 3, 2015
The summer's best sequel and most satisfying blockbuster has finally arrived. Die Hard 2 is a blast.
April 3, 2015
Even when the script wanders into cynical overkill, Harlin makes sure the violence has some impact, some moral consequence, by sketching in characters for a few representative victims.
April 3, 2015
The screenplay is precariously supported by the chips on John McClane's shoulders. Fortunately, it is also designed to Willis' unique specs.
April 3, 2015
Die Hard 2 delivers everything you'd expect from the title's promise. Trouble is, Die Hard 2 really didn't need to wallow in graphic violence to be a good, engaging picture.
April 3, 2015
Bruce Willis wonders aloud how it could happen to him again, but dons the white singlet anyway for this second hugely entertaining slice of action hokum.
April 3, 2015
As long as Willis is in his vest and playing McClane, it's hard to care about its shortcomings.
April 3, 2015
Willis confirms his status as one of the best action men around -- he can actually act.
February 12, 2013
While this sequel may not rise to the heights of the classic first, it is still a damn fine flick with lots to love.
February 11, 2013
... Everything a good sequel should be.
September 7, 2011
A number of scenes have been staged with satisfying kinetic flair, and Willis once again makes an appealing superhero. Yet without that great big booby-trapped skyscraper to hold the action together, the suspense dissipates.
January 2, 2011
John McClane spreads vigilante Christmas cheer.
July 6, 2010
Exquisite widescreen theatrics and explosive entertainment. It's an awesome machine of mayhem....a skilled sequel, a brass-knuckled bruiser of an action picture, and a sublime cinematic distraction.
March 26, 2009
Die Hard 2 lacks the inventivenes of the original but compensates with relentless action.
May 5, 2008
"How can the same thing happen to the same guy twice?" asks a bewildered and ultra-ironic John McClane. Well, make a film as successful as Die Hard and you'll soon find out.
June 26, 2007
...as accessible and satisfying a sequel as one might've hoped...
January 26, 2006
No one carries a one-liner better than Willis. He's also unusual among Hollywood's Action Men in seeming vulnerable at the same time as being invincible.
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