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100
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.
90
The Hollywood Reporter
It's simply old-school stunts and movie magic.
80
A slick and efficient piece of action entertainment, fast moving with energetic stunt work and nice thriller moves.
80
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.
75
An enjoyable pop projection of post-9/11 anxiety.
75
The action in this fast-paced, hysterically overproduced and surprisingly entertaining film is as realistic as a Road Runner cartoon.
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.
75
Miami Herald
Surprisingly effective, rousing entertainment, which boasts plenty of old-school, at times jaw-dropping stunt work done the manly way.
75
Willis, who at 52 looks great in an intensely physical role and can still spit out wisecracks and insults with the best of them.
63
Gets the action job done and you better believe that Bruce is still the man.
63
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.
50
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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