Live Free or Die Hard Reviews

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February 6, 2018
But ultimately it's [Bruce] Willis who makes this loopy action movie so endearing...Nobody dies it better.
November 17, 2011
Len Wiseman handles many of the set-pieces with flair and tension.
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.
January 4, 2008
The bad guys' omnipotence at nearly every turn dilutes the film's suspense.
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.
August 10, 2007
One of the surprises of the fourth instalment, apart from how good it is (who expected that?) is that the threat is internal.
July 31, 2007
What's the fourth "Die Hard" called? I keep forgetting. "Die Hard: With a Pension"? "Die Hardened Arteries"? "Die Laughing"?
July 15, 2007
Movie characters like McClane are the Paul Bunyans and John Henrys and Pecos Bills of our age, the stuff of tall tales spun with the technology of an age whose campfires are found in multiplexes with stadium seating.
July 12, 2007
The rookie mistakes are legion.
July 11, 2007
Willis should not be the victim of facile stereotyping. He brings more heart and humor to apocalyptic pulp fiction than any other actor I can think of offhand.
July 6, 2007
This fourth episode of the Die Hard series, with its plot that seems to have come straight out of Marvel Comics and its preposterous if dynamic action sequences, has only a battered 52-year-old Bruce Willis as John McClane to commend it as a drama.
July 6, 2007
Willis was entitled to one more kick-ass action outing. But please, let this be the last. Anything more would be dying soft.
July 6, 2007
The aesthetic point might be elusive, but that's Bruce. Like this film, he has little time for detail.
July 6, 2007
It's less yippe-kay-yay, more yippee-kay-maybe.
June 30, 2007
Far from the crass, just-for-the-money sequel it appeared to be on paper. It's a genuine blast.
June 28, 2007
Terrific entertainment, and startlingly shrewd in the bargain, a combination of minimalist performances -- interestingly minimalist -- and maximalist stunts that make you laugh, as you gape, at their thunderous extravagance.
June 28, 2007
Easily the best in the series since the first one.
June 27, 2007
None of the scrapes and bruises [Willis] sustains are as wince-inducing as the image of his younger self in the first film, padding across broken glass with bare feet. He was human back in 1988; now he's the Terminator.
June 27, 2007
The real intrigue has to do with whether McClane -- 'a Timex watch in a digital age,' per the lead baddie (Timothy Olyphant) -- can log in to 2007.
June 27, 2007
Willis' John McClane, with that sly, sideways smile, is like an old acquaintance you don't mind running into. He may be older and balder, but he's none the worse for the wear. And he can still take a punch.
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