Full Movie Reviews
worleyjamers - wrote on 06/29/2013
Live Free or Die Hard is actually a strange experience; for a film that strays so far from its franchise's staples and roots, this film is pure, action-packed entertainment nonetheless. While I understand why many fans of the franchise might dislike this entry when compared to the others, I still think those people are making a huge mistake. Live Free is a good action/thriller. It hardly feels like a Die Hard film, which is disappointing, but it's very well directed, well acted, and the script is solid. I enjoyed it a lot. I loved the effects; some were over-the-top for a Die Hard movie, but the sequences were extremely well shot and surprisingly original. Sure, this probably isn't the perfect Die Hard sequel, but it's still a good movie worth seeing!
sreekirch - wrote on 10/06/2012
Live free or Die Hard is no free action film, it is heavily loaded with action set pieces with a breath taking screenplay. Intention behind the writer and director is clear. He wants to bring destruction of USA and using sophisticated computer techniques, hacking of public telephones, electricity, traffic signals, etc are on.. USA is going to face doomsday. The whole scenario sets place in Washington DC. There might be questions like How this can be done? It all happens in Die Hard 4.0. Just sit back and see doomsday using computer technocrats, handled by a cyber terrorist. That’s what I would say.
So what’s the plot? McClane (Willis) is behind his daughter who does not care about him. She wants to.be aloof. McClane rescues a computer operative Farell (Justin Long) from …
Yojimbo - wrote on 12/20/2011
Bruce Willis returns as the one man counter-terrorist unit, this time taking on an ex-government agent bent on sinking the US infrastructure into chaos while making a few billion on the side. The basis of the plot is the classic "computer geek+laptop=total control over everything/anything in the world" school so favoured by Michael Bay and the like resulting in America's favourite terrorism inspired paranoid fantasy, but having said that, it's no more ridiculous than the Bourne films and delivers the same kind of frenetic stunt-orientated action. Willis proves he can still cut it in the ass kicking stakes at his ripe old age and some of the set pieces are truly spectacular. Justin Long manages to play the wise cracking nerd without grating on the nerves and it cracks along at an electric …
Franz Patrick - wrote on 12/24/2007
The best summer film so far. With its non-stop action and constant humour, I wanted the film to run longer. The antagonists of the film are quite venomous yet charming at the same time, which made it that much better than your typical action film. Bruce Willis proves that he's still got it as an action star (and actor in general) and Justin Long proves that he can be in every film genre and succeed at creating a believable character. The best aspect of the film (and there's a plethora of them but I'm not going to mention them all) is its boldness to play with fear in the form of terrorism. Fear has been a constant theme in the "Die Hard" films and I'm so happy that this one remained true to its source and levitate it into a whole new level. I cannot recommend this film enough. …
JayFilmCrave - wrote on 08/31/2007
An enjoyable fourth attempt. First of all, I have to say that I was rather impressed with Len Wiseman's directing ability in this film. He hasn't done very many films and the films he has done aren't exactly the most incredible; however, I feel like Wiseman stepped up this time around. All the usual elements of a Die Hard film were present, the incredible action sequences, John's wisecracks, and of course, the incredible amount of cussing... or not this time around.
Besides the unmistakable Die Hard elements, they added a few new things this, some of which worked and other of which really didn't. So, the things that did work were John's daughter and Justin Long, I felt they were additions that would be annoying, frustrating even, but they actually were entertaining, more or less …
TheWolf - wrote on 07/25/2007
Back to basics, John is family oriented again, although this time he has gotten over Holly and he is focusing on protecting his daughter...from everything from boyfriends to terrorists. John is once again teamed up with a civilian, Matt Farrell, played by Justin Long. This makes for a very different match up as Longs character is not nearly as strong willed or action oriented as Samuel L. Jackson's character in the previous film.
When I first saw the previews I couldn't tell if this would be the deal breaker that destroys the franchise or not. It really seemed to me that this one would be too rough a ride to accept and that it would be a bust. When Bruce Willis was interviewed before the premier he said "I think this one is going to be viewed as good as the first Die Hard" and I …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/23/2007
I've noticed a trend with Die Hard. It just keeps getting bigger. Case in point, Die Hard: Terrorists take over a tall building. Die Hard 2: Terrorists take over a major airport. Die Hard 3: Terrorists take over a big ol' chunk of New York. Which brings us to Live Free or Die Hard where terrorists pretty much cripple the entire Eastern Seaboard and pretty much all of America.
Looking beyond the grand scale of things, the fourth Die Hard, years away though it is, carries on the tradition with verve and vigor. John McClane is still gruff and throws around one-liners like they're going out of style. Once again, he somehow finds himself in the wrong place and once again has to pretty much save the day from certain destruction. I was really worried that Justin Long (aka Mr. Mac) was going …