Die Hard: With a Vengeance

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Die Hard: With a Vengeance ★★½ Die Hard 3 1995 (R)

Third time is not a charm in the “Die Hard” series. McClane (Willis) is back home in the Big Apple and having another bad day. More Eurotrash terrorists, led by the brilliant and vengeful Simon (Irons), are out to blow things up, snag some gold, and make life miserable for McClane and his reluctant partner, Zeus Carver (Jackson). The claustrophobic settings of the first two outings have been replaced by the exhausting expanse of New York City, to good effect, but frenetic action scenes and good chemistry between Willis and Jackson don't quite compensate for a lackluster script and more cartoony feel. Jackson brings a fresh perspective and vitality. 131m/C VHS, DVD, Blu-ray Disc . Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons, Graham Greene, Colleen Camp, Larry Bryggman, Tony Peck, Nick Wyman, Sam (Leslie) Phillips; D: John McTiernan; W: Jonathan Hensleigh; C: Peter Menzies Jr.; M: Michael Kamen.