The sheer quantity of often outrageous stunts should help overcome franchise mustiness to entertain.
Early in LFODH, a villain taunts our hero, calling him "a Timex in a digital world"; McClane, characteristically, takes the dig as a compliment. Two hours, countless butt-kickings and hairbreadth escapes later, we know why.
Chris KaltenbachBaltimore Sun
The film's action doesn't disappoint; if anything, it ups the adrenaline ante considerably.
Lou LumenickNew York Post
Willis, who at 52 looks great in an intensely physical role and can still spit out wisecracks and insults with the best of them.
At a time when the action genre has come to be dominated by sleek, matte surfaces and set-'em-and-forget-'em computerized effects, Live Free or Die Hard seeks to remind viewers of the simple, nostalgic pleasures of watching stuff get blown up and bad guys get smoked.