Die Hard 3: With a Vengeance
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Bruce Willis returns as misfit cop John McClane in the third film in the Die Hard series. McClane has fallen on hard times; after moving to New York City and breaking up with his wife, he's developed a drinking problem and has been suspended from the NYPD. However, his past comes back to haunt him in the form of Simon (Jeremy Irons), a terrorist bomber who has been using McClane as his contact as he plants a series of bombs in public places and gives McClane inane "clues" to their whereabouts in the form of riddles and bizarre games. McClane soon discovers he's been involved… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Degenerates into an improbable, confusing series of chases and an overly involved heist that takes far too long to set up."
‑ Brian Lowry, Variety
"It's a tense, terrifically funny action dazzler with a wow level in special effects that will be hard to top."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"... Highlighted by Irons, whose slick and sinister Simon is second only to Alan Rickman's Hans Gruber in the pantheon of "Die Hard" villains."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"...ultimately closer in spirit to the original than the first sequel."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"So concerned with bigness that it forgets to thrill."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"There's little wit or originality on offer, just the familiar escalation of car chases and big bangs."
‑ , Time Out
"The big set pieces don't build, really, they just pile up."
‑ Peter Rainer, Los Angeles Times
"If you ignore the last half, it's quite a good entry."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Should make us all feel a little queasy after the Oklahoma City bombing."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Surprisingly more entertaining than you'd expect a third film in a franchise to be."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"Pure action, with bigger and better explosions and stunts."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"An audience on the edge of its seat doesn't quibble about plot points."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Less hand-to-hand combat, but still a very violent sequel."
‑ Kelly Kessler, Common Sense Media
"All in all, it's a fun movie, worthy of its predecessors, but ranking third of three."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"John McTiernan pulls the stunts off with such finesse that the script problems are almost irrelevant."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
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