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On the Fourth of July weekend, an attack on the vulnerable United States infrastructure begins to shut down the entire nation. The mysterious figure behind the scheme has figured out every modern angle…but he never figured on McClane - the old school "analog" fly in the "digital" ointment.
Action Crime Thriller - Despite the PG-13 rating, this is an action adventure very much in
line with the first three films: violent and fast-paced though with
less graphic bloodshed. Fans of the previous films and action fans
in general will be satisfied.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average In some ways, Live Free or Die Hard is the perfect summer movies: there are lots of explosions, the action verges on maniacal, it takes an act of God to kill a character (whether good or bad), and the running length tops two hours.
USA TodayFull Review Average Live Free or Die Hard is diverting enough if you want to see plenty of fast-paced action sequences, some heart-stopping chase scenes and plenty of things blow up.
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It's the beginning of the holiday, but New York City Detective McClane
(Bruce Willis) isn't
celebrating. He's had yet another argument with his college-age daughter Lucy
(Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and
received a crushingly routine assignment to bring in a young hacker, Matt
Farrell (Justin Long), for
questioning by the FBI. But for McClane, the ordinary has a habit of exploding into the
extraordinary - abruptly hurtling him into the wrong place at the wrong time.
With Farrell's help, McClane slowly begins to understand the increasing chaos
surrounding him. An attack is underway on the vulnerable United States infrastructure,
shutting down the entire nation. The mysterious figure behind the scheme, Thomas
Gabriel (Timothy Olyphant), stays several moves ahead of McClane as he implements his incredible plans,
known to uber-geeks like Farrell as a "fire sale" (as in, everything must go!).