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"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 high-rise office building in the first movie, McClane is waiting to pick up his wife, Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), at Dulles International Airport just outside Washington, D.C., on Christmas Eve. Scheduled to arrive the same evening is Ramon Esperanza (Franco Nero), a South American political figure who is being brought to the United States to stand trial for his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"This is terrific entertainment."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"While this sequel may not rise to the heights of the classic first, it is still a damn fine flick with lots to love."
‑ JimmyO, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"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, BrianOrndorf.com
"Merely a serviceable action flick, sorely missing both a sense of stylistic clarity as well as the glorious excess this kind of modern western-meets-Indiana Jones affair deserves."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"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."
‑ , Time Out
"It's rambunctiously entertaining, a loop-de-loopy bumper car ride through a firecracker sky, all bright lights, sonic booms and impossible heroics."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"... Everything a good sequel should be."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
""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, CinemaBlend.com
"...as accessible and satisfying a sequel as one might've hoped..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Though the follow-up is bigger, it's not really better. The surprise is missing."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"A second-rate one-upping."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"John McClane spreads vigilante Christmas cheer."
‑ Kelly Kessler, Common Sense Media
"[A] cynical, formulaic sequel."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This disappointing followup to Die Hard has more action and bigger action, but considerably less suspense."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
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