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Live Free or Die HardWe fell in love with John McClane because he was a regular Joe barely coping with irregular situations. His humanity kept us invested. But here, in film...Live Free or Die HardAction/AdventurePT128MWe fell in love with John McClane because he was a regular Joe barely coping with irregular situations. His humanity kept us invested. But here, in film...2007-11-26Justin LongTimothy OlyphantJustin Long, Timothy Olyphant20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Bruce Willis, Live Free or Die Hard

(Frank Masi)

B

Live Free or Die Hard

Genre: Action/Adventure; Starring: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant; Director: Len Wiseman; Author: Mark Bomback; Release Date Wide: 06/27/2007; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 128; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

We fell in love with John McClane because he was a regular Joe barely coping with irregular situations. His humanity kept us invested. But here, in film No. 4, Live Free or Die Hard, Bruce Willis’ successful bid to reignite the Die Hard franchise, McClane is superhuman — diving from speeding cars and riding bareback atop a jet with nothing but a limp to show for it, all in his pursuit of an anarchic tech maniac (Timothy Olyphant). Sure, the action is there — as detailed in a solid making-of doc and director Len Wiseman’s commentary on the two-disc edition. It’s the heart that’s missing. B

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