Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2 (1990)

"Another basement, another elevator...how can the same thing happen to the same guy twice?" asks John McClane (Bruce Willis), in what is doubtless the key question of this film. A year after foiling the terrorist takeover of a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 9, 1999
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It lacks the fresh thrills of its predecessor, but Die Hard 2 still works as an over-the-top -- and reasonably taut -- big-budget sequel, with plenty of set pieces to paper over the plot deficiencies.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

If your idea of a good time is watching a lot of stupid, unpleasant people insult and brutalize one another, this is right up your alley.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is terrific entertainment.

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JoBlo's Movie Emporium

While this sequel may not rise to the heights of the classic first, it is still a damn fine flick with lots to love.

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Time Out

No one carries a one-liner better than Willis. He's also unusual among Hollywood's Action Men in seeming vulnerable at the same time as being invincible.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

It's rambunctiously entertaining, a loop-de-loopy bumper car ride through a firecracker sky, all bright lights, sonic booms and impossible heroics.

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Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

... Everything a good sequel should be.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Though the follow-up is bigger, it's not really better. The surprise is missing.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A second-rate one-upping.

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Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media

John McClane spreads vigilante Christmas cheer.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Did not quite age as well as the films before and after it. Lacks the unique location of the original and is a bit messy in its plot. Doesn't change the… More
Cast: Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Atherton, William Sadler, Dennis Franz, Fred Dalton Thompson, Franco Nero, John Amos, Bill Sadler, Reginald… More
Carlos Magalhães
An infuriating and brainless sequel that takes an endless long time for something to finally happen and needs every single character to act as a complete idiot… More
KJ Proulx
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… More
Everett Johnson
"Die Hard 2" is the first of 4 sequels to the amazing "Die Hard". This is pretty much the first movie, only on a plane. Terrorists have… More
Sophie Burgess
Not such a good follow up, but that's expected with this sort of movie. Lacked rounded characters and was just not as developed as it could have been.