Just read Jack Lehtonen's review on this page. I would just he repeating what he said. I don't rate it quite as highly as him, but it's pure 90s cinema entertainment, and then some (as Jack lays it out).
The bulk of the film is a war dance (or a mating ritual) between two apex predators, jumpstarted and concluded by two sequences that show just how good McTiernan is at action setpieces. The final sequence in particular is pure cinematic action; without the need of guns, fire, explosions, shaky cam, etc. Just employing creativity, editing, and a perfectly chosen music track.
If it ultimately comes down to a battle of free will vs. determination, then Crown is McT's utopian protagonist, a man who defines his own fate and completely structures the film around him. The final sequence ("Let's play ball!") revels in the control of Crown, finally a protagonist taking the "controller" role, instead of being dominated by it. "Sinnerman" soars, and McT's editing tracks the steps of freedom.