A Good Day to Die Hard

Theatrical Release: February 14, 2013
A Good Day to Die Hard


Bruce Willis returns in his most iconic role as John McClane – the “real” hero with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing. This time the take-no-prisoners cop is really in the wrong place at the wrong time after traveling to Moscow to help his estranged son Jack. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.

Dove Review

If you’re looking for a father-son reconciliation movie, this is it; unless you shy away from blazing guns, killing sprees, impossible stunts, unbelievable car chases with pileups, etc.

“A Good Day to Die Hard” portrays John McClane as the father who goes to Russia to rescue his reckless son, John Jr. who turns out to be a CIA agent. There are the obligatory scenes of violence one would expect from a Die Hard movie. This episode of the movie franchise shows John Sr. as older and somewhat wiser, but just as determined as his younger son (self). The plot twists are too bizarre to be believable and therefore force the audience to suspend reality and take gigantic leaps of logic in order to enjoy the story.

The story is not close to family-friendly, due to language and violence.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: none
Language: F-9, GD-2, J-2, J.C.-2, C-1, S-5, A-1
Violence: Exploding cars, buildings, airplanes, people; lots of gunfire with automatic weapons; people shot (some blood)
Drugs: none
Nudity: A Russian nightclub with scantly clothed women, cleavage, short shorts
Other: Estranged father and son learn to respect each other


Company: 20th Century Fox
Writer: Skip Woods & Roderick Thorp
Director: John Moore
Producer: Alex Young
Genre: Action
Runtime: 97 min.
Reviewer: Dick Rolfe