Die Hard

Movie review by Kelly Kessler, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Bruce Willis' breakout film has guns, violence, stereotypes.

R 1988 132 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 37 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 216 reviews

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age 13+

Fine for tweens if you fast forward a couple parts

Minute 23:30 to 23:40 and again roughly between minute 42 and 43 there is female nudity. If you can manage to skip those parts, I thought it was ok for my middle schooler though I’m not a huge fan of all the f-bombs (and he want either)

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Too much swearing
5 people found this helpful.
age 12+

Great action movie!

This is a great action movie and while it does have some excessive violence and language, I let our teen watch it without a lot of worry. However, there is a scene where a lady runs out topless around 22 minutes and two more scenes around the 42 minute mark that show a poster with a topless woman. We easily just had him look away during these. The violence was a lot but it was mostly short and sporadic, nothing disturbing that couldn’t be handled by a mature 12-13 year old. They also use cuss words throughout the movie. This really doesn’t bother us at all but may others.
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