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32. Die Hard (1988)

05 Feb


Roger’s Rating :

Should be :

Die Hard is an iconic movie and John McLane is a classic character. The movie is also really, really popular.
Roger said in his 2 star review “Without the deputy chief and all that he represents, Die Hard would have been a more than passable thriller. With him, it’s a mess, and that’s a shame, because the film does contain superior special effects, impressive stunt work and good performances, especially by Rickman as the terrorist. Here’s a suggestion for thrillermakers: You can’t go wrong if all of the characters in your movie are at least as intelligent as most of the characters in your audience.”
I think it was a shame Roger let what he thought about one character ruin this great action flic for him.
On IMDB this is rated 8.3 (#113 overall) and 94% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Everyone can’t all be wrong on this one Roger.

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Posted by on February 5, 2010 in Ebert's worst

 

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One response to “32. Die Hard (1988)

  1. Rob

    March 16, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    That review is over two decades old. I wonder if he’s ever addressed it since, I’m sure he’s probably been asked about it many times. It would be interesting if he gave it a second look 20-something years later.

     
 
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