Die Hard (1988)


John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. (IMDb)
A steadily building plot (police and FBI involvement flesh out the initial lone man vs. terrorist drama) with interesting turns (John’s ironic confrontation with Hans is a memorable one) and great characters (Al the cop adds a down-to-earth amiability to the bloody proceedings), along with Willis’ entertaining banter (“Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker”) and macho heroics throughout separate this from your standard shoot-em-up action flick and keep you engaged throughout its lengthy run-time.
8/10 (Great)


  1. Great review, man! This film is such a blast from beginning to end, and has such a simple, yet engaging premise. So many films have tried to copy it, but I don’t think any have come close to what this film accomplished. It’s easily one of my favorite action films!

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