Die Hard

 (18,599)8.22 h 12 min1988X-RayR
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife.
Directors
John McTiernan
Starring
Bruce WillisAlan RickmanBonnie Bedelia
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Suspense
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English [CC]
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English
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Lawrence GordonJoel Silver
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20TH CENTURY FOX
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R (Restricted)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

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Rutherford AtlasReviewed in the United States on March 14, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
My wife and I watch this every year on Christmas ...
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My wife and I watch this every year on Christmas Eve. Because this is a Christmas movie. Anyone who has told you otherwise is lying to you.
288 people found this helpful
Obi WanReviewed in the United States on December 24, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
YIPPIE KAY YEAH!!!!
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There is an ancient Aramaic saying that's been handed down since the early First Century. "It's just not Christmas until someone gets dropped off the Nakatomi Tower."

Die Hard just delivers. It's what a good action movie should be. Real people fighting plausible (however improbable) bad guys and situations. This was from the days when John McClain ran around barefoot with a machine gun (Ho-Ho-Ho), not surfing on the back of jets or taking down the entire Russian army.

It's just a great action movie. And I had completely forgotten the Run DMC Christmas music on the soundtrack!! It just makes the holiday spirit complete.

The print of the movie delivered via the Amazon FireStick in HD is magnificent. It's clean. It's full HD. It's presented in a matted 2.35:1 aspect ration (meaning it's got the black bars at the top and bottom because it's a true wide screen presentation, so nothing is edited to fit the screen).
96 people found this helpful
C. BayneReviewed in the United States on August 28, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
This movie is like comfort food for the soul!
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With all the political stuff going on, I wanted something with a lot of action and an explosion or two that I could use to distract me. I've seen this enough times that I don't have to pay much attention any more, but I still love it. I saw this when it first came out, and then maybe 10 times since then.

It's weird thinking this was Alan Rickman's first movie. It's weird thinking that this movie will be 30 next year. I didn't think I was that old!

This is one of those movies that I will stop at and watch if I surf across it on TV. This movie is like comfort food. And yes, I consider it my favorite Christmas movie!
49 people found this helpful
Paul GaierReviewed in the United States on December 12, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A violent LOL "Christmas classic" but it's not for children
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I watch this every holiday season. Put the logic and common sense aside for a couple of hours and enjoy a funny, violent, comedic, melodramatic Christmas eve guns-a-blazin' action extravaganza. This movie has little artistic or critical appeal. It's all about the fun. One of Bruce Willis' best roles. Everyone else steps up and give amazing performances even though you haven't seen any of them since. Campy, funny, sappy, extremely violent - but not gory - and just plain entertaining. Gun play and explosions and hand-to-hand butt whoopins galore. LOL dialog. Enjoy. I do. Every December.
34 people found this helpful
girlypantsReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Yup, its a Christmas movie. ;)
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After much debate my husband and I decided to watch the original Die Hard to figure out why it is Christmas movie. Welp it is, we decided it will have to be entered into the Christmas movie rotation now. And there are 3 more of them to watch so we will be binge watching those bad boys this week.
40 people found this helpful
Michael GriswoldReviewed in the United States on April 19, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Die Hard for New Years
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I can’t really weigh in on the whole “Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie”? Because my copy arrived much closer to New Year’s, which if nothing else suggests that most people believe Die Hard is a Christmas movie. I credit the writers with at least dressing two hours of violence and destruction up with a plot—a group of European terrorists take hostages at a Christmas party for a multi-national corporation.

John McClane- Bruce Willis then spends most of the next two hours in a three way battle with the terrorist ring leader Hans-played to evil perfection by Alan Rickman and several law enforcement agencies who seem just as intent on destruction as the other two. It is basically two hours of human and property destruction blanketing a story. Die Hard is interesting though in how it did toss in a little humor to spice things up which isn’t necessarily the hallmark of an action franchise. Of course, if you love watching stuff get blown up, maybe the entire thing is funny to you.

It was one heck of a way to close out 2017.
14 people found this helpful
joel wingReviewed in the United States on May 27, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
You love watching McClane take down the bad guys
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New York police officer John McClane (Bruce Willis) went to visit his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) in Los Angeles for Christmas. The party her company The Nakatomi Corporation throws is taken over by a group of terrorists led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman). McClane becomes a one man police force running through the building to stop the criminals. Thus began the Die Hard franchise.

McClane and Gruber drove most of the story. McClane for example taunts Gruber by killing members of his team and leaving messages on their bodies like “Now I have a machine gun Ho-Ho-Ho.” Gruber plays the suave terrorist leader. There are a couple of jerks thrown in as well for the audience to root against including the deputy police chief Robinson played by Paul Gleason who specialized in those types of roles. Yeah there’s also some bad writing thrown in there as well, but you’re watching this to see McClane take down the bad guys not what people say.
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Morgan V. MadisonReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
A whole lot of fun 🎉.
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I've seen this old movie many times, and it just continues to be a well-made and fun film to watch.

Bruce Willis plays an NYC cop who is separated from his wife, who is working for a big company in Los Angeles. When her job throws its Christmas party, he comes for a visit.

Unfortunately, the building has a vault with a huge amount of money in it, and a team of thieves posing as terrorists takes over the party.

Lots of action, laughs and good-looking men.
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