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Based on 13 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Slick, glossy, overblown, implausible. [15 July 1988, Daily Notebook, p.E1] show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The result is a foot-stomping rouser. Where else can you get a cop in his underwear boogalooing with skyscraper terrorists? [15 July 1988, Life, p.4D] show more

  • 100
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    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 that crackles with wit, and a lot of very impressive pyrotechnics. show more

  • 75
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    Has everything but a personality. [15 July 1988, Friday, p.A] show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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 movie shoots itself in the foot. show more

  • 100
    Mr. Showbiz

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

  • 60
    TV Guide

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

  • 80
    Desson Thomson Washington Post

    A firepowered, blood-drenched action picture that doesn't let up. show more

  • 70
    The New York Times

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

  • 70

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

  • August 10, 2008 Spongfan94
    Report This User

    this is one of the greastest action movie's EVER! yippie kay yay mother ******

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