Live Free Or Die Hard 2007

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(206) IMDb 7.3/10
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When an attack on the vulnerable United States infrastructure begins to shut down the entire nation over the Fourth of July weekend, New York City Detective McClane uses his old-school ways to frustrate the hi-tech hacker.

Starring:
Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant
Runtime:
2 hours 8 minutes

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Live Free Or Die Hard

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action & Adventure, Crime
Director Len Wiseman
Starring Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By i wrote this TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Nov 2007
Format: DVD
This movie sits comfortably alongside Die Hard 2 as an above average action movie with plenty of spectacle and wit but not much that will stay with you after the end credits roll.
The film represents an interesting (but slightly irritating) departure from the Hollywood action block buster formula where the generic action hero survives on his wits: He/she finds solutions to problems in the blink of any eye and out wit baddies with a mix lightening reflexes and smarts. (e.g.Die Hard hero John McClane used to tape guns to his back, fire blanks at police chiefs, etc).
But in Die Hard 4.0 John McClane is almost totally witless and only manages to win the day through a mix of stubborn courage and dumb luck. Maybe this is a subtle metaphor for American foreign policy? Probably not...
The last `money shot' involves McClane surviving a shown down between a jet fighter and a truck which destroys an entire section of freeway. How does he do it? Dumb luck. A formula that had really started to grate on me by this point in the film.
One last comment: Justin "Hi, I'm a mac" Long gives a really enjoyable performance. I hope we get to see him in some more prominent roles in the future. Kevin Smith is as useless as ever. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a great feisty heroine.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Rowena Hoseason HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 22 Oct 2007
Format: DVD
We were a bit wary before we watched this. Die Hards 1 and 2 were excellent but by 3 is was all getting a bit tired and run of the mill. No need to worry; even after all this time 4.0 is seriously entertaining. Some of the action scenes are so fast and hard and in-yer-face that you get breathless just watching it.
The script is plausible (cyber-terrorists bring the USA to a grinding halt for their own devious means), and John McClane has to save the day again. He also has to save a geeky hacker who might be able to unravel the online mayhem, and he has to save his grown up daughter too.

There's guns, there's shooting, there's quick-cut running and driving and shouting and -- heck, there's even a scene where Bruce takes out a helicopter (in mid air) with a car. 'My gun was out of bullets' he says, smirking.
There's plenty of one-liners, punchy dialouge and it all rattles by at a fair old pace. Bruce Willis plays the role well, too; you believe in his age and you can believe that he's just about taking the punishment. Although he doesn't strip down to his vest this time!

Great action movie, nothing too taxing for the brain cells, nothing too scary for younger kids. There's some stand-out fight scenes (especially with the guy who climbs a ventilation shaft like he's some kind of rabbit, and the karate kicking bad girl) and plenty of 'wow!' moments.
Afterwards, you might wonder about some of the plot twists -- but don't think about it too hard. Just sit back and enjoy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By stephen on 6 Nov 2007
Format: DVD
Bruce Willis slips effortlessly back into the McClane role in this
superb action movie. What i liked most was the banter between Justin Long and McClane its like they exist in different worlds, when Willis puts on the car stereo Long criticises his taste in music then for listening to the news as it is all manipulated propaganda according to Longs character.

Timothy Olyphant is good as the villian although he is no Alan Rickman but then who is, he is also backed up by some deadly sidekicks Maggie Q and one guy who is an expert in the art of freerunning. The script is not oscar material but their is enough suitable quips especially Olyphant referring to Bruce Willis as a timex watch in a digital age.

The stunt are fantastic especially with the fighter jet and good shootouts. And just like Casino Royale this is a welcome return to form for a dying franchise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 14 Aug 2008
Format: DVD
Back in the dim and distant past, there was an action movie that redefined the genre, a taut, claustrophobic thriller that served up great stunts within a well-worked story and, crucially, with a plausibly realistic hero. Yes, that film was Die Hard, and I still maintain it is the greatest action movie ever made.

Amost twenty years later, and 12 since the last instalment, John McClane is back. You can't keep a good action hero down, it seems, and like Stallone, Ford and the rest, Willis returns to his greatest role. Bruce Willis has sometimes unfairly been lumped in with a group of ageing stars, but in fact he is more than a decade younger, and still looks as if he could hold his own with the bad guys. The wisecracks come thick and fast as they always did, and we are treated to the usual verbal sparring with the main villain over the phone.

For at least the first half of the film, Die Hard 4.0 (Live Free or Die Hard in America) holds the attention nicely. In a deliberate nod to the character's old school policing, McClane is thrown into a story which involves numerous hackers and a plot to bring down the whole infrastructure of the USA by computer. McClane does the heavy lifting while his co-star, Justin Long in an excellent performance, struggles to explain to him (and us) what is going on. We are also introduced to McClane's grown up daughter early on, and it is no surprise to see her as the woman in peril later on.

However, the longer the film goes on the more difficult it is to suspend disbelief. Yes, some of the stunts are truly original, but I laughed out loud more than once at the ridiculousness of it all, which is surely not the intention. And even the most cursory examination of the plot causes it to fall apart.
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