A Good Day to Die Hard

A Good Day to Die Hard

A Good Day to Die Hard

Bruce Willis returns as hard-assed cop John McClane in this fifth entry to the Die Hard series. McClane heads to Russia to help his estranged son Jack (Jai Courtney, Jack Reacher) – a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a crooked politician with links to weapons-grade uranium. From the director of Max Payne and the screenwriter of The A-Team.

Proving that a talent for being in the wrong place at the wrong time runs in the family, the younger McClane is in Russian custody charged with an assassination. John travels to Moscow to help his son and discovers he's stumbled into the middle of a CIA operation. The two generations of McClane find themselves up against a heavily armed network of Eastern badasses and will have to patch up enough of their differences to do what they do best - leave a trail of bodies in their wake.

2013Rating: M, contains violence and offensive language98 minsUSA
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A Good Day to Die Hard / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Generally speaking, the action elements aren't the problem here. They're certainly loud enough. It's the obligatory intra-family squabbling and preposterous plotting that threaten to derail this nonsensical sequel.

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Total Film

Total Film

Good Day in a nutshell? Father-son bonding with heavy artillery, a lot of big bangs, a triple-figure body count and little else.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Everything that made the first "Die Hard" memorable -- the nuances of character, the political subtext, the cowboy wit -- has been dumbed down or scrubbed away entirely.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

I don't think it knows where it's going. I'm not even sure it cares.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The sense of exhilaration and fun that marked the best of the series has gone unaccountably AWOL.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Any remaining good faith in the franchise is now lost. Bruce's threatened sixth outing must surely be a bridge too far now.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

At 98 minutes, this is by far the shortest of the Die Hard films, the rest of which run more than two hours. But it ends not a moment too soon.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A few reasonable action sequences are mired in family soap.

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