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Live Free or Die Hard Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 28, 2014
It's an over-the-top spectacle of action violence, and I loved it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
February 12, 2013
Provided you don't put too much thought into it and just enjoy the ride, you'll have a blast.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Ali Gray
November 3, 2012
Ultimately, a passable new Die Hard movie is more than anyone of us ever really expected, and that in itself is worth a jolly old Yippee-Ki-Ay.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Hank Sartin
Time Out Chicago
August 14, 2012
Brainless? Sure. Entertaining? Yup.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ben Walters
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Len Wiseman handles many of the set-pieces with flair and tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Starnes
March 29, 2011
Live Free or Die Hard needs a sense of joy, a sense that despite the harrowing nature of the situation, there is something entertaining - even to the participants - about the absurdity of the situation ... it doesn't have that.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 17, 2010
Fred Flinstone in the land of the Jetsons
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
Pulled off with just the right spatial Úlan
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
The Die Hard series was about as animated as Rocky's face until director Len Wiseman restored it to its kinetic essence...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
Live Free or Die Hard is an over-the-top, fun rampage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Top Critic
Bob Mondello
October 18, 2008
It's not remotely plausible, but with Willis' McClane leaping onto the tailfins of passing jet fighters and bringing down helicopters by launching police cars at them, there's enough stuff blowing up that action fans won't mind much.
Vic Holtreman
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
July 23, 2008
Live Free or Die Hard is as close as we are going to get to reliving the good old action films of the '80s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
I was actually nervous with all the gunfire and near misses. But then it kept happening over and over again. So instead of being involved, I studied the action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
February 28, 2008
As more and more movies rely on massive CGI enhancement and Hong Kong choreographed wire-rigged fights, Die Hard revels in good, old-fashioned fist fights and real, immaculately executed stunts.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 27, 2008
Its hyperactive 80's chic action crap and I had a blast just the same...
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
November 28, 2007
An enjoyable pop projection of post-9/11 anxiety. That said, it also makes you nostalgic for the days when irresponsible action movies didn't have to deal with it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James O'Ehley
SA Movie & DVD Magazine
November 8, 2007
It is is about as realistic as a Tom & Jerry cartoon, but then again, this is a Die Hard movie . . .
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 22, 2007
Yipee-ki-ay your way past the plot flaws and enjoy the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
October 19, 2007
Overall, given the long interval between films, "Live Free or Die Hard" is a pleasant surprise. This may be a "digital age," but "Die Hard" is a series that keeps on ticking.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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