100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Either Live Free or Die Hard will go down as the summer's best action blockbuster, or it's going to be one exceptional summer.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It's simply old-school stunts and movie magic.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This fourth iteration of a series that first burst upon the world in 1988 turns out to be terrific entertainment, and startlingly shrewd in the bargain, a combination of minimalist performances -- interestingly minimalist -- and maximalist stunts that make you laugh, as you gape, at their thunderous extravagance.
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75

Chicago Tribune

Early in LFODH, a villain taunts our hero, calling him "a Timex in a digital world"; McClane, characteristically, takes the dig as a compliment. Two hours, countless butt-kickings and hairbreadth escapes later, we know why.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The action in this fast-paced, hysterically overproduced and surprisingly entertaining film is as realistic as a Road Runner cartoon.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
An enjoyable pop projection of post-9/11 anxiety.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Sorry, boys. After two decades, the first film still does more with one skyscraper than Live Free or Die Hard does with an entire country.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Directed in workmanlike style by Underworld: Evolution's Len Wiseman, has its share of wild stunts and spectacular carnage, but it feels pokey and predictable, too.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Gets the action job done and you better believe that Bruce is still the man.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Diverting enough if you want to see plenty of fast-paced action sequences, some heart-stopping chase scenes and plenty of things blow up.
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69 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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