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A Good Day to Die Hard | 2013 | R | - 3.6.6

When John McClane (Bruce Willis) travels to Russia to find his son (Jai Courtney), who is reportedly being held in a Moscow jail and faces the death penalty, he quickly discovers that his son has a secret and they find themselves fighting together against bad guys. Also with Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Yuliya Snigir, Radivoje Bukvic, Cole Hauser and Amaury Nolasco. Directed by John Moore. [1:37]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A man stands behind a woman and nuzzles her neck while caressing her abdomen (she is clothed).
 A bare-chested man is shown in a sauna where he presumably just had a massage (we see a masseuse walking behind him). A woman wearing a leather suit steps off a motorcycle and the camera focuses on her buttocks, she then unzips the front of the suit and we see her cleavage. Women are shown wearing skimpy outfits that reveal bare legs, abdomens and cleavage. A woman's skirt is blown open and we see her bare upper thighs and stocking tops. We see a shirtless man with his bare chest and abdomen visible. When a woman is seated in a helicopter her skirt reveals her upper thighs.
 A taxi driver misunderstands a man and thinks he is asking for sex, or sexy clubs and the man corrects him saying he does not want sex.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - Two men fight with several other men: many shots are exchanged and several men are struck (we see some blood splatter), one man is stabbed in the leg (we see blood on his leg) and another is choked; a huge glass ceiling is shot out and shards of glass fall on several gunmen (we see bloody cuts on their faces). Two men fight and one throws the other over the side of a building and he falls into the spinning blades of a helicopter (we see blood spray as he hits).
 Several armed people enter a courtroom and shoot several other people (we see bloody bullet wounds); one wounded person lying on the floor moves and is shot dead. A man is shot in the head and then five more times after he falls to the floor dead (we see the bloody head wound). A man is shot in the arm and then in the head (we see the bloody bullet holes). A man shoots another man in a crowded club (we see the bullet hole in his shoulder) and the women sitting on either side of him scream and move away from him (they do not appear to be injured). Two men shoot a guard and he falls to the ground (no blood is evident). Several armed men break into a house and open fire (we do not see injuries). After their vehicle crashes, several armed men get out and shoot at police officers that have arrived at the scene, killing them (we see them fall to the ground, but no blood is evident).
 A man jumps onto the back of a transport helicopter that is taking off: he dangles for a bit, then pulls himself up and he shoots a guard in the leg and then the head (we see no blood), he chains a truck to the inside of the helicopter, climbs into the truck and rolls it out the back of the helicopter causing the chopper to lose balance and spin; the man in the truck falls out and dangles outside the spinning helicopter until he is thrown through a window (we see him bloody but OK).
 A man hits another man in the head with a gun butt (presumably killing him). A man grabs another man around the neck and twists (presumably breaking his neck). A man grabs a man around the neck and squeezes; we see the victim struggling and then hear a crack when his neck breaks. A man shoots at another man, and then presses his arm across his throat. A man head-butts another man. Two men are handcuffed, forced to their knees, struck in the faces with gun butts and beaten and kicked (we see their bloody faces).
 Armed people chase a man and shoot at him when one of the gunmen says, "Take him alive." A woman holds a gun to a man's head. A man yells at another man and points a gun at him (they are father and son). Men with guns threaten each other.
 Three cars explode outside a courthouse and the people inside the courthouse are thrown violently along with rubble (we see several people with bloody wounds). There is a huge explosion in an abandoned nuclear power plant and flames shoot all around as two men try to get out (they do not appear to be harmed). As a helicopter crashes into a building, two men jump out a window, crash through a glass ceiling and land in a swimming pool; we see the helicopter burst into flames and break in half (it is implied that the occupants perish).
 A helicopter flies toward a building and it opens fire at two men inside the building; the two men run as bullets and debris spray all around them and they jump through a huge window, crash onto scaffolding (the helicopter continues to fire at them), through a waste tube and into a pile of debris in a waste truck (we see they each have blood on their faces). An RPG is fired from a military vehicle toward a truck, the truck maneuvers to avoid the explosive but the driver loses control and the truck flips and rolls over several cars parked on the side of the road (the driver gets out unharmed).
 A man is shown locked in a bulletproof cell and another man outside the cell questions him and they argue; the man inside the cell says, "I don't want my life back." Two men are shown handcuffed and placed in bulletproof rooms inside a courtroom.
 A large military vehicle chases a van and it strikes and runs over several cars in the process (we see the cars being thrown through the air and crushed); several cars end up crashing into each other after being struck by the military vehicle (we do not see any injuries). A car drives off a bridge and onto the top of a transport truck, then over several cars before getting back onto the road and speeding away (we see no injuries). A military vehicle crashes into the side of a van and the van spins around. A car crashes into the side of a military vehicle and pushes it onto a cement divider causing the vehicle to flip and crash through a huge cement drainage pipe.
 A man tries to get help from passing motorists: he stands in the street and a car hits him throwing him back and onto the road; the man then punches the driver and takes his car. A man punches his steering wheel repeatedly and yells.
 A man is shown with a piece of metal stuck in his side and another man pulls it out (we hear a crunch and the man moans; we do not see blood).
 A man tells another man, "After you get the file, kill them both." A man tells his son, "Let's go kill some [expletive deleted]." A man tells another man, "Reagan is dead." A man tells another man that he will pay for his sins. People talk about a man getting weapons-grade uranium.
 A man takes target practice at what appears to be a police practice range. We hear gunshots, helicopters and explosions before a news report describes violent protests in Moscow. Two men arm themselves with many guns and ammunition. Several police officers escort two handcuffed prisoners out of a jail and into a transport vehicle with crowds of people cheering around them. Three cars outside a courthouse are scanned for explosives. We see several people wearing HAZMAT suits as they enter the Chernobyl nuclear power station. A doll hangs from a noose outside a nuclear power plant. A man has CCCP tattooed across his shoulders.


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LANGUAGE 6 - About 16 F-words and its derivatives (1 mouthed), 2 obscene hand gestures, 3 sexual references, 16 scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms, 6 mild obscenities, name-calling (stupid, Papa Gepetto, screw up, spy, old goat, 007 of Plainfield NJ, scumbags, old school), exclamations (shut up), 4 religious profanities, 9 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A father tells his adult son that he was afraid he was selling drugs. People are shown with alcohol drinks in a dimly lit nightclub. A man smokes a cigarette in a police interrogation room.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Nuclear weapons, WMDs, Chernobyl, CIA, family, political prisoners, terrorism.

MESSAGE - Like father like son.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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