Coolnilk’s review published on Letterboxd:
Going into Die Hard: With a Vengeance, I had high expectations with it as it was carefully described to me by many people as the second best of the series and now I've finally watched this, I will wholeheartedly agree with that saying that it absolutely is and I definitely put it on par with the first Die Hard for sure.
When the film starts off with a literal bang, you know the third Die Hard film was already destined to be something special and the film itself really keeps up that same suspense all the way through and up to the end in all fairness. The same director from the first favorably came back to delicately pick up the series after the second, even though I personally enjoyed that one as well, and it's definitely beneficial that John McTiernan indeed fixed things up as Die Hard: With a Vengeance is pretty much action film perfection just like the other two films he's made, which were the first Die Hard and the first Predator. I really need to see more of his work now since I wisely gave three of his films five stars which doesn't happen too often with certain directors and me.
I completely dug Bruce Willis' and Samuel L. Jackson's (who like always is a national treasure) delightful companionship in this one as they race against time to fight Jeremy Irons' character as he is the notable villain in here and a rather excellent one at that. The NYC setting and overall landscape they played magnificently with here was also another remarkable thing I enjoyed with the race against time premise, so it differentiates enough from the first two of the franchise to make a quite entertaining and exceptional third entry.