Live Free or Die Hard Synopsis
An attack on the U.S. computer infrastructure begins to shut down the entire nation.
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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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The Hollywood Reporter

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

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

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

By karhmann
Non stop action. Bruce is still kicking major butt, and those one liners he spits out still makes me bust a gut in laughter. A definite must see film on the big screen, don't wait for it on DVD....

John McClane at His Best

By ryeandchance
Loved it. As someone else mentioned in another review. You'll enjoy it more if you don't worry about bullet-proof armchairs and car roofs. There's also great comic relief in the midst of the...


By ~liz~
OMG ! ! it was really good, it has a good plot, and a sort of funny-corny ending... but the special effets where beyond amazing ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !...

Live Free or Die Hard

By hadman01
Great action and some comedy....

Popcorn, check. Drink, check. Bullets, "I ran out..."

By sethrich
Yippee-ki-yay! With the Die Hard trilogy in the books, twelve years later a fourth installment has graced the screens - Live Free or Die Hard. Bruce Willis returns as NYPD detective John McClane, with...

Can't Believe it

By Oceanguy
I never thought I'd say this about an franchise film -- This film was great. Not Academy Award great, but very well done. Even if you're not a Die Hard fan, you will enjoy the film. OG...

Great Action Movie

By bigrod1980
This movie was great, a must go. Even better than "Die Hard With Avengence" John McClane is back at it kicking even more butt. Great summer flick...

Action Packed

By pawnpace
If you are a die hard movie fan then this is a must see movie....

Not Just Another Die Hard Movie

By levonmine
I expected a usual Die Hard Movie with swearing and blood and guts but this movie had several plots in it. A story of a dad, a boy friend, a daughter it was not at all what I expected. It was...

Live Free or Die Hard

By hdcavazos
Outstanding non stop action--must see! Bruse does it again and has not lost his touch to acting--keep it up--when is the next die hard? Fans are ready to see it! Awesome!...

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Rated PG-13 | For intense sequences of violence and action, language and a brief sexual situation
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under First non-R Die Hard still a big blowout.
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