Kernel Rating (out of 5):
MPAA Rating: R Length: 97 minutes
Age Appropriate for: 14+. Yes, it’s rated R, but it’s mainly driven by cursing; the script is peppered with f-bombs. But otherwise, the film is a typical PG-13 action film, with fistfights, gunfire, a long car chase, and one ridiculous death that involves someone being sliced apart (but it’s not shown). Also some kissing, smoking, and drinking. It should be fine for the intended audience of fathers and sons.
‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ is so unnecessary that even Bruce Willis seems bored the whole way through. And he should be, since this sequel is yet another example of everything that’s wrong with action movies these days.
By Roxana Hadadi
There is no reason why “A Good Day to Die Hard” should exist, and it shows. The plotting is sloppy, the dialogue terrible, and the acting lifeless. It’s a fine example of all the mistakes pervading the action movie genre, from poorly sketched villains to overly long set pieces. The movie is only 97 minutes long, and yet it feels like torture. Horrible, awful torture.