A Good Day to Die Hard 2013

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John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.

Starring:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jai Courtney
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jai Courtney, Bruce Willis
Director John Moore
Genres Thriller
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 9 August 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jai Courtney, Bruce Willis
Director John Moore
Genres Thriller
Studio 20th Century Fox
Rental release 9 August 2013
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bluepencilreview on 1 Nov 2013
Format: DVD
As a big die hard fan I was expecting a good movie. Saddly the makers of this just didn't care and filmed enough footage to get to 90 min. The fact it was released in Feb (a dumping ground for movies in general) says something.
+ The much critised car chase is actually a lot of fun and is what the rest of the film should have been like
+ Only 90 or so mins
- The villans are really forgettable, which is amazing given Thomas Gabriel, Hans and Simon says in the early enstallments
-The plot starts out being faintly involving and then becomes incomprehensible
-The team up attempts to replicated the Sam Jackson-Willis one form 3 and falls largley flat
-The ending is weak and overblown on cgi. The last 30 mins or so are very dull
Also, I think a series can be classed as 'jump the shark' on the abroad or russian entry (see Rocky)
Extras: Two small trailers. Around 7 deleted scenes. Aviod all except one which is a rather lane fight but about the only one in the movie
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By P. D. gray TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 27 Dec 2013
Format: DVD
I should be given a medal for sitting through the most boring film of 2013, from start to finish the whole experience was one brain numbing endurance test. Why even bother giving this the DIE HARD tag when, ever since the first two, they have effectively altered and ruined everything that made the first 2 films uniquely enjoyable. Why not go back to basics and have it set in one, confining location (skyscraper/airport etc) when its McClane going all over, indoors...outdoors its just another action pic. Why also have they insisted on teaming Willis upwith SIDEKICKS (younger guys), McClane is a classic LONEWOLF character surviving on his wits, if I wanted teamwork Id watch Lethal Weapon. The nail in the coffin is Willis himself....he clearly made no effort, his performance is abysmal and he might as well have worn a t-shirt saying IM BORED...JUST HERE FOR THE PAYCHEQUE.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Marcia TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
Without giving too much of the plot away this film is worth watching. As just a film it is not bad at all. It has some good action sequences and is reasonably entertaining,
However as a Die Hard film it is weak. Easily the weakest of the Die Hard films. And although I would say it is worth watching I am not in a rush to see it again.
The usual format for Die Hard, the lone good guy beating scores of bad guys in a desperate situation is lost here. And although this film could be praised for having originality as a Die Hard film it doesn't feel like a Die Hard film. If it wasn't for the fact that the main character is the same we would not know that it was a Die Hard film.
The film is set in Russia and there are many scenes that rely on English subtitles to clarify the dialogue. This was something that I found irritating.
Much of the film is in the dark. Another pet hate of mine. What are producers trying to hide in dark poorly lit scenes?
There are some good action scenes but there is a much slower pace than previous Die Hard films. And the film is shorter than the earlier films. Although it was just the right length since actually the plot is also a bit thin.
Generally its worth watching once, but not a great Die Hard film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
Positive.
Are you kidding?, It's Awful dumbed down rubbish, No positives here.

Negative.
Were do i start?
Dumbed toned down action gone are the blood & guts of previous Die Hard movies.
Bruce Willis just looks so bored he's seems to be a co-star in his own film.
Weak Villians who dont deliver any tension to the plot, So gone are the days of Hans Gruber.

Timelord Thoughts.
Having been a movie fan all my life and a massive fan of the Die Hards this fifth installment is just awful really awful, Why you ask?

Well it's toned down rubbish for a start, You watch the original Die Hard movie and this film back to back the original smashes it out the park why? because the Die Hard movies were supposed to be aimed at grown ups not toned down 12a kiddie friendly rubbish that this film is, Were is the hardcore action of previous Die Hard films?.

Bruce Willis for a start looks bored stiff who doesn't seem be even trying probably thinking im doing this for my retirement fund.

If you going do a Die Hard movie do it right with edge seat action, hardcore violence, Wisecracks,and villians who are a threat, Come back Alan Rickman you were the best.

Im so sick of hollywood making toned down sequels to classic action movies, I love the Die Hard films as I rate the other movies as follows.

Die Hard.

10/10,One best action movie's ever made.

Die Hard 2.

9/10,Good first sequel,Again great action.

Die Hard With A Vengeance uncut version.

7/10,Good in parts bit choppy edited action shootout scenes & weak ending, (Uncut dvd version availble in Amazon France & uncut on UK Blu ray edition).

Die Hard 4.0 uncut version.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Willy Eckerslike TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 13 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Oh Brucie, why did you let them force you to make this tosh? We love the Die Hard movies, so much so that the first two are on our required Christmas film viewing list. The third and fourth in the series were daft, harmless, entertaining romps but this, McClane’s hopefully final escapade, is a bit of a stinker to say the least.

Despite the half-hearted efforts of the esteemed Mr. Willis, there was no way he could defeat the evil triumvirate of terrible scripting, laughable plotting and sloppy direction. Trying to make a Die Hard into a buddy movie was yet another mistake as was the dullest, longest, most pointless car chase in movie history. Ah, yes… to the plot. CIA deep-cover agent tries to get close to corrupt Russian politician in oligarch’s employ trying to steal nuclear material. Or something like that. It makes no sense at all, lots of stuff blows up, people get shot, stuff crashes and the English subtitles for the Russian dialogue aren’t on screen long enough to be read. Not that it really matters, you’re so busy drowning in a pool of drivel with your brains dribbling out of your ears that no amount of corny, trite dialogue could haul you to safety.

There is worrying talk of a sixth film. ‘Quit while you’re ahead’ (although it’s already a bit late for that) and ‘flogging a dead horse’ spring to mind. Please don’t do it… Leave us with memories of the good times at Nakatomi Plaza.
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