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Die Hard 1988
R

  • John McTiernan
  • July 22, 1988
  • March 9, 1999
  • 131 mins
  • English
  • Action, Thriller
40 Stories. Twelve Terrorists. One Cop.
NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife, Holly, is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of pitiless terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

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I was with my family for the first time in a while and I wanted to get caught up on famous movies that I haven't seen before, Die Hard being one of them. I loved this movie, it's everything I want out of an action movie. It's got a likeable lead in Bruce Willis, a formidable villain in Alan Rickman, an intelligent plot that doesn't insult the audience's collective intelligences and impressive visual effects. This movie is what action movies should aspire to be. I loved how John Mcclane (for the most part) seemed like just a normal cop who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Obviously he had ridiculous moments but it was much more believable than most action movies I see. I give it 8/10 and I would give it higher if it had some more power or less cliches.

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This movie, although being 27 years old, is badass!

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