Die Hard

Die Hard

Die Hard

The granddaddy of a whole genre of action films still remains sharp, tough, and exciting. Die Hard spawned its own franchise and influenced other action movies. Few of the spin-offs were able to match the sublime blend of ironic humour and suspense of the original. More

It's the classic plot hook of one man against many, right against wrong. But Die Hard is more layered than your average action movie. The bickering newscasters, the friendly patrol cop whose career is slipping by, the chauffeur driver who remains oblivious to the calamity around him. These are all nicely crafted characters that lend a little depth and warmth to a violent film. (Source: BBC)

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1988Rating: M131 minsUSA
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The Guardian

The Guardian

An incredible 80s time capsule...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

It's a mess... (but it) does contain superior special effects, impressive stunt work and good performances.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Realised with a particular directorial—and cinematographic—flair.

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Variety

Variety

Die Hard is as high tech, rock hard and souped up as an action film can be...

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

A serviceable if rather overextended and overblown adventure thriller.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A mindless depiction of carnage on an epic scale.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

(A) long, often funny, very violent but exciting melodrama.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Relentlessly, mercilessly thrilling.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Die Hard is exceedingly stupid, but escapist fun.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The script and cast are pretty much flawless.

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