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Die Hard 2

action & adventure

Bruce Willis returns as John McClane, an off-duty cop who is the wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Fresh: "How can the same thing happen to the same guy twice?" asks a bewildered and ultra-ironic John McClane. Well, make a film as successful as Die Hard and you'll soon find out.

- Brian Holcomb,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Exquisite widescreen theatrics and explosive entertainment. It's an awesome machine of mayhem....a skilled sequel, a brass-knuckled bruiser of an action picture, and a sublime cinematic distraction.

- Brian Orndorf,, Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fresh: accessible and satisfying a sequel as one might've hoped...

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Saturday, July 7, 2007

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Cast: Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Atherton, William Sadler, Dennis Franz, Fred Dalton Thompson, Franco Nero, John Amos, Bill Sadler, Reginald Veljohnson, Robert Patrick, John Leguizamo Director: Renny Harlin Summary: Bruce Willis reprises his role as John McClane, an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of dj vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military commandos led by a murderous rogue officer (William Sadler) plot to rescue a drug lord from justice and are prepared for every contingency except one: McClane's smart-mouthed heroics. My Thoughts: "Although I liked this movie, and thought it was pretty good for a sequel, it wasn't as good as the first. But that doesn't mean much considering no sequel really lives up to the first film. Bruce Willis was great as he was in the first Die Hard film. I find his conversations with himself to be pretty funny. Another great action packed film. One that is also good for the holidays, lol."

- LWOODS04, Monday, October 15, 2012

3 stars

Weaker, less interesting, and having a ham-handed script, "Die Hard 2: Die Harder" is everything you would expect from a sequel to an amazing action film, while repeating moments of the first film. There are so many ways that this film could have failed, but it definitely played it safe, having a similar premise, in a new location. The only problem is that the characters motives are unclear and they are very uninteresting. The action is very strong and Bruce Willis is still loveable in the role, but it falls flat in more ways than one. Still it is a blast to watch when the premise heats up!

- fb733768972, Sunday, September 23, 2012

2 stars

The original DIE HARD is one of the best movies I have ever seen. With both explosive thrills and a sturdy plot (not to mention the strongly accessible character created by Bruce Willis), it instantly became a cinematic breakthrough. In no way is DIE HARD 2 a breakthrough of any kind. Here, we have almost the same thing as the first entry in the series: explosions, terrorists taking over a building (this time an airport rather than an office building), a Christmas placement, and a "yippee-ki-yay" or two. Someone who hasn't seen the original DIE HARD may love this sequel, just as someone who has seen it will likely be disappointed with the sequel. Move the setting from an office building to an airport, and change Alan Rickman to Bill Sadler. Broadly, those are the only two changes to be made for DIE HARD to become DIE HARD 2.

- spielberg00, Monday, February 20, 2012