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Die Hard

  R HD Closed Captioning

John McTiernan

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Plot Summary

Facing Christmas 3,000 miles from his estranged wife and two children, New York policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) flies to Los Angeles bearing presents and hoping to patch up his marriage. Stylish and cool Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) is in Los Angeles as well for the holiday season, but he's not there to give out presents. He's there to take: more than $600 million in negotiable bearer bonds from the multinational Nakatomi Corporation, where McClane's wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) is an executive. When the takeover becomes hostile, it's up to John McClane to take on the terrorists with all the grit and determination he can muster--but not without a sense of humor.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 64
  • Fresh: 59
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 8.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The scenes move with such relentless energy and smashing special-effects extravagance that Die Hard turns out to be everything action-genre fans, and Bruce Willis's relieved investors, might have hoped for. – Caryn James, New York Times, Aug 12, 2014

Fresh: Die Hard is as high tech, rock hard and souped up as an action film can be. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: McTiernan, who directed last summer's Predator, composes the action cleanly and logically, making good use of Jackson DeGovia's elaborate post-modernist set-the building becomes something of a character in itself. – Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune, Jul 9, 2013

Fresh: There are good performances from everyone in this long, often funny, very violent but exciting melodrama. – Chris Chase, New York Daily News, Jul 28, 2015

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Customer Reviews

Itunes let us buy the die hard movies!!!!

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For Rent?!

why the heck is one of the best action movies..."for rent"?! please iTunes...let us buy the movies we want...not rent...


I absolutely LOVED this movie!... But i dont understand the renting process!... I am debating whether to get it or not!

Die Hard
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 1988

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Available Bundle

  1. Die Hard Ultimate Collection, 20th Century Fox Film