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  • Summary: In this third installment of the Die Hard series, hard-luck New York cop John McClane realizes once again that trouble always has a way of finding him. This time it comes in the form of Simon, whose brother Hans Gruber was the villainous mastermind killed by McClane in the first “Die Hard.” (Fox) Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Andrew Collins
    100
    Despite a final, tacked-on helicopter denouement, it remains a gripping, relentless, supercharged slab of fun that knows no bounds - New York is its playground and the sky's the limit.
  2. Director John McTiernan outdoes the previous "Die Hards" (McTiernan directed the first, Renny Harlin the second) with machinery, stunts, noise, bullets and guts. Hand-held camerawork tweaks the audience's sense of anxiety further, and for the most part it works well.
  3. 75
    Die Hard With a Vengeance is basically a wind-up action toy, cleverly made, and delivered with high energy. It delivers just what it advertises, with a vengeance.
  4. Reviewed by: Terrence Rafferty
    60
    McTiernan supplies one climax after another, but when the whole intense, meaningless experience is over you may have trouble putting a name or a face to the movie that just had its way with you.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    60
    So little wit is expended on the dialogue and so much on the imagination of disaster that you may as well sit back and enjoy the jolting ride.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    Put to the sequel litmus test, queasily spectacular Vengeance would only rate a footnote without a strong original to exploit - or a protracted telephone-terrorist subplot to steal from Dirty Harry 1. [19May1995 Pg.01.D]
  7. Reviewed by: Jack Kroll
    40
    But Die Hard WAV lacks the freshness of its two predecessors: we've had it with gassy police psychiatrists and supersmart terrorists.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jan 21, 2013
    10
    It's just Die Hard. What can you say more than these two magic words that make this already brilliant action thriller an amazing experience, even after the second and third time. Awesome!!! Expand
  2. Mar 3, 2013
    10
    The "Yippy Ki Yay" is used at the right time. Die Hard With a vengeance was pure perfection from beginning to end. Samuel l Jackson makes the perfect partner in race against the time gritty thrillers. Hooking from the begging. Expand
  3. Jan 26, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. From the star of Blind Date, the first two Die Hard flicks, and Pulp Fiction comes this masterpiece that will blow your mind. Detective McClane and an shopowner named Zeus Carver track down the mysterious Simon, who is Hans Gruber's brother (if you didn't understand that part you need to see the first one as well) and an soldier. Simon's plan is to destroy McClane, but he should have known he's an lethal weapon with an side of amazing skills and dangerous power. Can McClane catch Simon before he bombs an school hidden somewhere in New York? Expand
  4. Sep 5, 2013
    8
    Die Hard with a Vengeance is a classic entry into the franchise. The film is fast paced, colorful and tons of fun. This is an excellent Die Hard sequel and one that comes close to topping the original. Expand
  5. Dec 8, 2013
    7
    Putting Sam Jackson in the mix was a brilliant move by the film makers and Jeremy Irons is a serious badass. The big weakness is this film is the exclusion of Bonnie Bedelia. Expand
  6. Jun 9, 2013
    7
    Honestly, I thought it was a pretty enjoyable movie. The addition of Jackson brought some comedy relief and Irons plays a great bad guy that, imo, made the movie. Expand
  7. Aug 16, 2013
    5
    No deja de ser divertida y que te deja prendido al sillón, pero es la más flojita de la serie. No es el clásico estilo de la saga "Die Hard". Hay pocas escenas de tiroteos masivos como nos tenían acostumbrados hasta este momento. Luego en la 4, vuelven ese tipo de cosas que en esta no vemos. Expand

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