A Good Day to Die Hard

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Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, finds himself for the first time on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.

Who Stars in A Good Day to Die Hard

Bruce Willis
John McClane

Bruce Willis

Jai Courtney
Jack McClane

Jai Courtney

Sebastian Koch
Komorov

Sebastian Koch

Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Lucy McClane

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Yuliya Snigir
Irina

Yuliya Snigir

Radivoje Bukvić
Alik

Radivoje Bukvić


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Review for A Good Day to Die Hard

Author: Wuchak

Big, dumb, fun action flick in Russia dies hard to entertain RELEASED IN 2013 and directed by John Moore, "A Good Day to Die Hard" is the Third of (currently) five installments in the Die Hard series. In this one John McClane (Bruce Willis) travels to Moscow to aid his unruly son, Jack (Jai Courtney), only to discover that Jack is an undercover agent. Father & son team-up to stop a nuclear weapons heist. Sebastian Koch is on hand as a focal point in the heist. The Die Hard flicks fill the bill if you're in the mood for big, dumb, fun action thrills. Don't get me wrong because a lot of work goes into making these kinds of films and it takes talent & genius to pull them off. I mean "dumb" in the sense that the focus is on unbelievable action rather than deeper themes beyond "genuinely good people may be flawed and somewhat profane, but they're courageous and never give up in the face of evil." Thankfully, this installment throws in some entertaining father/son character development in between the wild action sequences. McClane’s daughter also appears for good measure (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). The story isn't quite as engaging as "Live Free or Die Hard" (2007), but it was good enough and the action scenes are out of this world, including a long vehicle chase in Moscow in the opening act. Director Moore ups the ante with quick-editing for this one. Some parts are eye-rolling absurd, but everything's done with a quasi-realistic tone, which sorta helps the viewer go along with the ridiculousness rather than tune out. The Die Hard flicks are the natural progeny of over-the-top films like 1977's "The Gauntlet" where the action scenes are so overdone they're cartoony, but entertaining. There's a thin line that filmmakers must tread with these kinds of blockbusters because they can easily fall into overKILL, like 2001's "The Mummy Returns." Thankfully, "A Good Day to Die Hard" pretty much evades that ditch by giving us entertaining protagonists & antagonists, amusing one-liners, worthy bits of character development and a compelling comic booky story. Speaking of the story, one of the highlights is the infamous Russian location of the final act. Another highlight is hottie raven-haired Yuliya Snigir. THE MOVIE RUNS 1 hour, 38 minutes and was shot in Budapest, Hungary, with the Chernobyl scenes done at Old Soviet Air Force Base, Kiskunlacháza, Hungary, along with establishing shots of Moscow. WRITERS: Skip Woods. GRADE: B/B- (6.5/10)


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Production

Mid Atlantic Films


Ingenious Media

Dune Entertainment

Big Screen Productions


Temple Hill Entertainment


TSG Entertainment

Giant Pictures

Origo Film Group


20th Century Fox


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
2013-02-06

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 38 mins

Budget
$ 92,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 304,654,182.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 212,654,182.00 (Estimated in USA)

Homepage
http://www.diehardmovie.com/

Genres
Action Thriller

Keywords
bomb cia russia escape courthouse agent rogue moscow


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