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8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 273 Ratings

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  • Summary: John McClane attempts to save the day, again, as rogue military officials seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    Reviewed by: Harper Barnes
    Feb 11, 2013
    100
    Die Hard 2, which is far and away the best of the big summer action pictures, is an almost perfect blend of suspense, thrills, human drama and, perhaps most important, comedy. [6 July 1990, p.3F]
  2. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Feb 11, 2013
    88
    It's not as crisply directed, and the plot holes are easier to find, but Die Hard 2 is filled with the same sense of good-natured, wisecracking fun that infused the original.
  3. The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
    Reviewed by: Jay Scott
    Feb 11, 2013
    88
    The deployment of the hardware may be extraordinary, but it doesn't overshadow the human dimension of this summer sequel. [4 July 1990]
  4. Reviewed by: Sheila Benson
    Feb 11, 2013
    70
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Feb 11, 2013
    67
    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.
  6. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    Feb 11, 2013
    63
    It's not quite as jolting as the high-impact original, but it's got enough explosiveness to blow away the other sequels in this summer's parade of high-body-count blockbusters. [4 July 1990, p.29]
  7. Reviewed by: Jonathan Rosenbaum
    Feb 11, 2013
    20
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Sep 27, 2013
    10
    Die Hard 2 is one of the best sequel to a movie franchise, and the characteristics of the first one are all here: cheesy dialogue, tightDie Hard 2 is one of the best sequel to a movie franchise, and the characteristics of the first one are all here: cheesy dialogue, tight spaces, and badass police officer John McClane. The story is just as fresh and exciting as the first one, and is a feat to beat. Expand
  2. Feb 25, 2015
    10
    Uma sequência esquisita,porém excelente,De volta em problemas graves para resolver McClane salva Los Angeles de atentados terroristas aoUma sequência esquisita,porém excelente,De volta em problemas graves para resolver McClane salva Los Angeles de atentados terroristas ao aeroporto em aviões em circulações. Também cheio de ação e com excelente atuação de Bruce Willis. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2013
    10
    Fantastic movie.

    It takes all the stuff that was great about the first die hard (christmas time, simple but extremely exciting and engaging
    Fantastic movie.

    It takes all the stuff that was great about the first die hard (christmas time, simple but extremely exciting and engaging story, good character, great acting etc.) and basically does all that again, but puts it into a setting that is new and isn't at all a simple rehash of die hard 1. It's a really great sequel and does pretty much everything right.
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  4. Dec 8, 2013
    7
    Basically a knock-off of the original Die Hard but with one of the most memorable death scenes in film history. Still enjoyable and featuringBasically a knock-off of the original Die Hard but with one of the most memorable death scenes in film history. Still enjoyable and featuring Canadian actress Sheila McCarthy of 'Little Mosque on the Prairie' fame. Expand
  5. Mar 12, 2016
    7
    Die Harder may be a bit dumb for the dialogue, with more gross words than simple ones. But it's perfectly enjoyable and full of action andDie Harder may be a bit dumb for the dialogue, with more gross words than simple ones. But it's perfectly enjoyable and full of action and suspense. This film continue with the first one fantastically, despite the bad and more mixed worldwide critics. PD: My new favorite action film. Expand
  6. Feb 3, 2016
    7
    It looks like a rehash... maybe because I was too blindfolded to see that. Oh, it is. Not only that, but it's also enjoyable and it builds upIt looks like a rehash... maybe because I was too blindfolded to see that. Oh, it is. Not only that, but it's also enjoyable and it builds up a stack of freshness to keep the movie going. Expand
  7. Nov 10, 2014
    3
    Trimmed down to quarter the fun of the first film, this sequel to the iconic Die Hard is an overabundance of explosions set off by weakTrimmed down to quarter the fun of the first film, this sequel to the iconic Die Hard is an overabundance of explosions set off by weak villains speaking horrible dialogue. Even John McClane can't save this disaster. Expand

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