Die Hard: With a Vengeance

1995

Die Hard: With a Vengeance

Critics Consensus

Die Hard with a Vengeance benefits from Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson's barbed interplay, but clatters to a bombastic finish in a vain effort to cover for an overall lack of fresh ideas.

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Bruce Willis returns as misfit cop John McClane in the third film in the Die Hard series. McClane has fallen on hard times; after moving to New York City and breaking up with his wife, he's developed a drinking problem and has been suspended from the NYPD. However, his past comes back to haunt him in the form of Simon (Jeremy Irons), a terrorist bomber who has been using McClane as his contact as he plants a series of bombs in public places and gives McClane inane "clues" to their whereabouts in the form of riddles and bizarre games. McClane soon discovers he's been involved in Simon's scheme as part of a personal grudge; while associated with an international terrorist group, Simon is also the brother of the man McClane threw off the side of a skyscraper several years back (in the original Die Hard). Now McClane, with the help of a Harlem shopkeeper named Zeus (Samuel L. Jackson), has to find out where Simon has planted the bombs, guess where he'll strike next, and try to find his base of operations before more bombs go off and thousands of people die. The supporting cast features Graham Greene and Colleen Camp; singer Sam Phillips made her acting debut as a member of Simon's terrorist group (Phillips never speaks, so as to not to reveal her Texas accent). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Cast

Bruce Willis
as John McClane
Jeremy Irons
as Simon Peter-Gruber
Samuel L. Jackson
as Zeus Carver
Graham Greene (II)
as Joe Lambert
Colleen Camp
as Connie Kowalski
Larry Bryggman
as Inspector Walter Cobb
Anthony Peck
as Ricky Walsh
Nick Wyman
as Mathias Targo
Kevin Chamberlin
as Charles Weiss
Sharon Washington
as Officer Jane
Stephen Pearlman
as Dr. Fred Schiller
Aldis Hodge
as Raymond
Edwin Hodge
as Dexter's Friend
Anthony Thomas
as Gang Member #1
Glenn Herman
as Gang Member #2
Kent Faulcon
as Gang Member #3
Akili Prince
as Gang Member #4
Ardie Fuqua
as Gang Member #5
Mike Jefferson
as Gang Member #6
Frank Andre Ware
as Gang Member
Birdie M. Hale
as Harlem Woman
Daryl Edwards
as Livery Driver
Barbara Hipkiss
as Phone Woman
Aasif Mandvi
as Arab Cabbie
Bill Kux
as Businessman in Taxi
Scott Nicholson
as Transit Cop
Ralph Buckley
as Businessman at Station
Charles Dumas
as FBI Agent Andy Cross
Michael Cristofer
as Bill Jarvis
J.R. Horne
as Sgt. John Turley
Michael Tadross
as Greek Deli Proprietor
Elvis Duran
as Radio D.J.
John C. Vennema
as Felix Little
Tony Travis
as Marshal #1
Danny Dutton
as Marshal #2
James Saito
as Korean Proprietor
Victor Rojas
as Kid No. 2
Jeffrey Dreisbach
as Yuppie Stockbroker
Joe Zaloom
as Jerry Parks
John Doman
as Foreman
Patricia Mauceri
as Miss Thomas
Franchelle Stewart Dorn
as Principal Martinez
Kharisma Gooden
as Little Tina
Gerry Becker
as Larry Griffith
Ray Arahna
as Janitor
Flip
as Subway Man
Dory Binyon
as Reporter
David Vitt
as Kid at Gas Station
John Hoyt
as Federal Reserve Guard No. 1
Bray Poor
as Federal Reserve Guard #2
David P. Martin
as Federal Reserve Guard #3
Shari-Lyn Safir
as Secretary
Ivan Skoric
as Villain A
Faisal Hassan
as FBI Agent
Angela Amato
as Cop No. 1
Richard V. Allen
as Chief Allen
James Patrick Whalen Sr.
as Fat Larry Lumis
Paul Simon
as Man in Precinct
Carl Brewer
as Helicopter Villain
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Critic Reviews for Die Hard: With a Vengeance

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (16)

  • This third installment is so loud, fast and full of chases that watching it is like being abandoned on a set of roller coaster tracks. You're definitely not bored, but you're not necessarily pleased.

    Apr 1, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Watching Die Hard 3 is like moving along a conveyor belt with shocks applied to your brain every 10 minutes. It wore me out -- and this from a critic who actually put Die Hard 2 on his "10 Best" list five years ago.

    Apr 1, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Some movies ought to be reviewed not by critics but by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

    Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [The filmmakers] overcook the Die Hard concept until they lose the juice of their own recipe.

    Sep 7, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • A ludicrous, impossible story, another whiplashing ride through the world of amazing stunts and special effects, directed by action specialist John McTiernan.

    Apr 7, 2008 | Full Review…

    Jack Kroll

    Newsweek
    Top Critic
  • Degenerates into an improbable, confusing series of chases and an overly involved heist that takes far too long to set up.

    Jun 25, 2007 | Full Review…

    Brian Lowry

    Variety
    Top Critic

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