Live Free or Die Hard 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,… Live Free or Die Hard 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,…
DVD Review

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Bruce Willis, Live Free or Die Hard | DIE HARD ANOTHER DAY Bruce Willis in Live Free
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DIE HARD ANOTHER DAY Bruce Willis in Live Free
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 20, 2007; DVD Release Date: Nov 20, 2007; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Bruce Willis; 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

Originally posted Nov 26, 2007 Published in issue #966-967 Nov 30, 2007 Order article reprints