Yippie-ki-yay. Die Hard made Bruce Willis a movie star, but his weary charisma is only part of the secret to its classic status. In addition to its genius blueprint (much borrowed in subsequent decades) and powerful narrative motor, the film boasts one of the great screen villains in the late Alan Rickman’s gleeful terrorist/thief. Celebrate the holiday season with one of the most violent Christmas movies ever.
1988 Dir. John McTiernan. 2.35:1 Color dcp 132 min.