Die Hard

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  • Summary: When terrorists take over a Los Angeles skyscraper on Christmas Eve, visting New York cop John McClane (Willis) thwarts their plans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    Not only is it a thrill-a-minute ride, but it has one of the best film villains in recent memory, a hero everyone can relate to, dialogue that crackles with wit, and a lot of very impressive pyrotechnics.
  2. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Carmel Dagan
    100
    This brash, clever picture caught the attention of audiences after years of moribund product from the likes of Schwarzenegger and Stallone.
  3. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    88
    The result is a foot-stomping rouser. Where else can you get a cop in his underwear boogalooing with skyscraper terrorists? [15 July 1988, Life, p.4D]
  4. 70
    A logistical wonder, a marvel of engineering, and relentlessly, mercilessly thrilling.
  5. The New York Times
    Reviewed by: Caryn James
    70
    Has to be the most excessive film around. It piles every known element of the action genre onto the flimsy story. [15 July 1988]
  6. 70
    As high tech, rock hard and souped up as an action film can be.
  7. 50
    On a technical level, there's a lot to be said for Die Hard. It's when we get to some of the unnecessary adornments of the script that the movie shoots itself in the foot.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 53
  2. Negative: 2 out of 53
  1. Apr 2, 2012
    10
    First off, I would give this a 9.5 out of 10. Acting is great. The villian is great, and Bruce Willis is awesome. The story is really good,First off, I would give this a 9.5 out of 10. Acting is great. The villian is great, and Bruce Willis is awesome. The story is really good, and the score is really good. The action sequences are great. This is such a great, intense, action movie. Overall, this is a great action movie. It's really good. You should go see it. Highly recommended. Expand
  2. Aug 16, 2013
    10
    La mejor película de acción de la historia. No hay mucho mas para decir, solamente que es una sinfonía de Bethoven la película. Que buen ratoLa mejor película de acción de la historia. No hay mucho mas para decir, solamente que es una sinfonía de Bethoven la película. Que buen rato pasé mirándola por primera vez, así que decidí verla de nuevo y me puso los pelos de punta con los tiros. Un lujo. Expand
  3. Jun 24, 2015
    10
    When John McClane is on the edge, it's entertaining for fans to enjoy seeing their cute up hero not give up also enjoying every wordWhen John McClane is on the edge, it's entertaining for fans to enjoy seeing their cute up hero not give up also enjoying every word McClane says. The film has to the best villain in recent memory a hero can relate to, screenwriters Jeb Stuart and Steven E. DeSouza do a pretty good job writing kick ass dialogue and creating intense scenes and a suspenseful story that's it's dialogue that crackles with wit. Director John McTiernan's directing was equally impressive it's impressive that he knows what he's doing behind the camera. Bruce Willis as John McClane was epic, he brings fantastic charisma to his character, he has a wildly epic sense of humor as McClane. Alan Rickman as the villain was cool. Grade A+ Expand
  4. Sep 28, 2014
    9
    I may be young, but god, I LOVE the classics, especially this film. The action in the film had me on the edge of the sofa for the whole film,I may be young, but god, I LOVE the classics, especially this film. The action in the film had me on the edge of the sofa for the whole film, I just couldn't get my eyes away from the TV!
    A great, funny and action packed film that I would definitely recommend watching!
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  5. Dec 8, 2013
    9
    Not only one of the best action films of all time but also one of the best Christmas films of all times. I love that is also featuresNot only one of the best action films of all time but also one of the best Christmas films of all times. I love that is also features Reginald VelJohnson from 'Family Matters' fame. Expand
  6. Feb 3, 2016
    8
    Watch out, people. The bots attacked here. I sure wish I can bot a movie here... then I can go and bot my latest low score and give it so muchWatch out, people. The bots attacked here. I sure wish I can bot a movie here... then I can go and bot my latest low score and give it so much disrespect. Expand
  7. JamesM.
    Dec 20, 2005
    0
    Absolute garbage. Andrew M., yes, I did enjoy it, when I first saw it when I was 8. Quite a few years down the track, now that I am past Absolute garbage. Andrew M., yes, I did enjoy it, when I first saw it when I was 8. Quite a few years down the track, now that I am past puberty, I find to to be trash. Expand

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