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Based on 17 Reviews
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  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Die Hard 2 is a huge movie done right. [3 July 1990, p.E1] show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    For a film so antsy to start that it barely flashes its opening title, Die Hard 2 takes a curiously long time to get off the ground. Like many return trips, what was once exhilarating is now a bit flat. [3 July 1990] show more

  • 100
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Die Hard 2, which is far and away the best of the big summer action pictures, is an almost perfect blend of suspense, thrills, human drama and, perhaps most important, comedy. [6 July 1990, p.3F] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Because Die Hard 2 is so skillfully constructed and well-directed, it develops a momentum that carries it past several credibility gaps that might have capsized a lesser film. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's not as crisply directed, and the plot holes are easier to find, but Die Hard 2 is filled with the same sense of good-natured, wisecracking fun that infused the original. show more

  • 88
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The deployment of the hardware may be extraordinary, but it doesn't overshadow the human dimension of this summer sequel. [4 July 1990] show more

  • 75
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    A smart, spectacular and rousing piece of work, one that strains against but can't quite escape the natural limitations imposed by a sequel. [4 July 1990, p.C1] show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    It's not quite as jolting as the high-impact original, but it's got enough explosiveness to blow away the other sequels in this summer's parade of high-body-count blockbusters. [4 July 1990, p.29] show more

  • 60

    More violent, more explosive and even bigger than the original - this ticks all the sequel boxes. But as long as Willis is in his vest and playing McClane, it's hard to care about its shortcomings. show more

  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    A number of scenes have been staged with satisfying kinetic flair, and Willis once again makes an appealing superhero. Yet without that great big booby-trapped skyscraper to hold the action together, the suspense dissipates. show more

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