Die Hard Synopsis
A New York policeman (Bruce Willis) outwits foreign thugs in an L.A. high-rise.
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Mr. Showbiz

This brash, clever picture caught the attention of audiences after years of moribund product from the likes of Schwarzenegger and Stallone.
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
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...
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The result is a foot-stomping rouser. Where else can you get a cop in his underwear boogalooing with skyscraper terrorists? [15 July 1988,...
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80

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
A firepowered, blood-drenched action picture that doesn't let up.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Has everything but a personality. [15 July 1988, Friday, p.A]
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Slick, glossy, overblown, implausible. [15 July 1988, Daily Notebook, p.E1]
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70

Variety

As high tech, rock hard and souped up as an action film can be.
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70

The New York Times

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Has to be the most excessive film around. It piles every known element of the action genre onto the flimsy story. [15 July 1988]
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60

TV Guide

A triumph of slick direction and lowbrow thrills, marred but not spoiled by a sour aftertaste.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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...
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Die Hard Movie Review

By spencerhutapea
100 out of 100 One of the best actions film ever in cinema history. That particular one sentence could explain the whole movie but there's more to come. With a protagonist so lovable and relate-able,...

Must see action flick

By Hyperlith
So many movies spring boarded from this intense, well-paced action flick....

By Mr. film freak
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Definitely classic McLaine. Don't let the PG-13 scare you

By darknemus
Thought it was a great movie from start to finish. Obviously there were some hasty post-production edits made to keep it in the PG-13 area but yes, we both enjoyed the film very much. I wasn't a...

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Action

By shrives5
Strap in, this Die Hard kicks some serious rear end. I'm going again....

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Die Hard!

By geoelevation25
Die Hard....

It causes one to think that maybe it is everyones responsibility to keep our country free even if it takes getting our hands dirty and breaking a sweat.

By vivo7375
This is a classic Bruce Willis movie with all the one liners and the incredible action. The action scenes are almost constant with the usual amount of unbelievability. You leave the theatre wondering...

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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Original Bruce Willis violent actioner.
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