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June 22, 2018
The film that made Bruce Willis into an international A list star. Die hard is one of the best action movies ever made and John Mctiernen who is often forgotten is fantastic in his direction. This was during his sweet phase when he also made another popular action film- Predator. Alan Rickman is amazing as Hans Gruber- you rarely see such evil villains anymore. Die Hard is often called a Christmas movie because it is set during that time, but you should see it right away.
½ June 12, 2018
Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan.
½ June 3, 2018
Exciting and over the top. A movie I still enjoy watching.
May 23, 2018
Bruce Willis picking off German terrorists one-by-one with guns and explosives in a business office is extremely kick-ass in this thrilling and exciting action film.
May 19, 2018
It doesn?t get better than this!
May 17, 2018
Greatest Romantic Comedy of all time!
½ May 3, 2018
Yeah, theres no morals or anything but it is a fun action film....that also happens to be a considered a Christmas special....weird but ok.
April 26, 2018
Great action! Non stop!
April 25, 2018
Simply one of the greatest action movies of all time -- if not the greatest -- and an absolute masterpiece of a film in nearly every facet overall. So often action movies are considered the filth of filmdom, containing silly plotting, thin character work, and juvenile thrills that appeal to the most basic, reptilian parts of our brains. But, I say again, let it be known that John McTiernan's "Die Hard" is not only the quintessential action movie, but an absolutely, undeniably well-made and brilliant film altogether. The plotting is exquisitely done, featuring numerous plot threads that are well-thought-out, revolutionary to the genre, and -- most of all -- smile inducing to the umpteenth degree. The characters within these plots are also unquestionably fascinating, with personalities that offer so much to the stakes and the situation at hand. And the action is thrilling, yes, but also terrifying. There's so much of this movie where you're simply convinced something has to go wrong for John McClane, but you also feel that you can't help but watch and see what happens. It's like watching a double-digit run rally in the bottom of the ninth to tie and eventually win the game -- you can't believe you're seeing it happen, but you feel blessed for being there to witness it. "Die Hard" is the pinnacle of action movie filmmaking and one of the best motion pictures that the medium has had to offer us.
½ April 23, 2018
Die Hard, in my opinion is one of the most exciting and intense action movies to date. One of the main things that I think is really good about it is the fact that this all takes place in one location instead of being all over the place and on a larger scale. Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman are terrific in this film and the action scenes are exciting and brutal. I can't think of a whole lot that is bad about the film other then at the beginning it takes a little bit until it starts to get really interesting.

April 15, 2018
Die Hard inspired a franchise and lots of action movies but it truly deserved to be buried under its special effects that hides the failures - and there are many - of the film.
April 4, 2018
The second best Die Hard movie of the three that count, with memorable performances by Alan Rickman and Reginald VelJohnson.
April 2, 2018
Bruce Willis at his best. One of if not the best action film to come out of the 80s
March 30, 2018
Officer John McClane (Bruce Willis) only wants one thing for Christmas, the chance to reconcile with his estranged ex-wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia). When her office building is suddenly held hostage by a group of terrorists led by the sinister Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), it's up to John to survive endless waves of unwanted gifts of enemy bullets and bombs in order to stop Hans and save Holly...

Although this action classic is not what most people think of when talking about when talking about Christmas films, the use of "Let it Snow" in the end credits and the constant use of Christmas props pretty much seals the deal.

Along with some of the greatest setpieces ever put to film, Alan Rickman being born to play villians and establishing tropes that action films to this day, are still trying to replicate, what else to say about Die Hard but, Yippie-Kay Mother-F....er!
February 24, 2018
Die Hard is a classic holiday action and suspense movie that is still great to this day! Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman both give great performances and this definitely a movie lot's of people could enjoy with the taut thrills, amazing action sequences and the hero taking down the enemy in the end!
½ February 24, 2018
One of the best Christmas movies ever. Also, one of the best action movies ever. What more could you want?

1001 movies to see before you die.
January 24, 2018
Great thriller movie and fun to watch during the Christmas season - year after year,. The film has a great mix of action, drama and subtle humor. Watching this will make you hungry to see John McClane back in action for the second and third films in this series (the fourth and fifth installments not so much). Yippee-ki-yay
January 14, 2018
This is one of my favorite classic action movies of all time, story, characters, action, music is just amazing, this did a great justice to the book, John Mctiernan did a perfect job directing this movie, he is a great director as well.
January 13, 2018
Die Hard: With heart pounding thrills, high octained action sequences and sheer kinetic energy with a feeling of fun and excitment Die Hard is a seamless holiday action classic thanks to Bruce Willis' stunning preformance.
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