Die Hard 2 Reviews

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.
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
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 filmmakers seem to be operating under the assumption that the way you top a successful movie is by making one that's louder, cruder and more violent.
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.
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.
March 26, 2009
Die Hard 2 lacks the inventivenes of the original but compensates with relentless action.
November 27, 2007
If your idea of a good time is watching a lot of stupid, unpleasant people insult and brutalize one another, this is right up your alley.
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.
May 20, 2003
It will surprise no one who saw the first Die Hard that the heart and soul of the new film is Bruce Willis, who this time is even better.
February 6, 2002
May 12, 2001
Though the follow-up is bigger, it's not really better. The surprise is missing.
April 17, 2001
A sequel worth seeing.
January 1, 2000
A second-rate one-upping.
January 1, 2000
Somewhat-muddled but still entertaining.
January 1, 2000
This is terrific entertainment.
January 1, 2000
It's rambunctiously entertaining, a loop-de-loopy bumper car ride through a firecracker sky, all bright lights, sonic booms and impossible heroics.