New York cop John McClane is visiting his estranged wife Holly in LA for Christmas. Arriving in time for her Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza skyscraper, he is unfortunately also just in time to see terrorists take everyone there hostage. As the only cop inside the building, McClane does his best to sort the situation out.
Forget the inferior copycats that trailed along in its wake. Instead, enjoy the dynamic camerawork that redefined a genre, Bruce Willis' peerless Everyman action hero turn and Alan Rickman's Hans Gruber – the best movie villain since Anakin Skywalker developed a chesty cough.
Reviewed by Andrew Collins
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