Picture from Live Free or Die Hard
Overall C-

In this next installment of the Die Hard franchise, Bruce Willis reprises his role as Detective John McClane. This time the veteran police officer is trying to track down a group of computer-hacking terrorists who have taken control of America's basic infrastructure.

Violence D
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, language and a brief sexual situation

Talk to your kids about…

Live Free or Die Hard

How does this film justify the high level of violence it contains? What other ways of stopping the “bad guy” might have been used? How does having one person responsible for saving the entire country create a more exciting scenario than what would likely happen in reality?

What stereotypes do you see in this film—especially in the areas of government officials and computer experts? What techniques are used to make it seem permissible to portray violence against women?