Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Die Hard with a Vengeance includes constant violent episodes and a series of threats of violence. (This installment in the Die Hard franchise does, however, have less hand-to-hand combat and individual violence. Instead, it includes larger explosions that target an increased number of innocent citizens.) Both good guys and bad guys use vulgar language and physical violence to get their points across. McClane drives recklessly when in pursuit of the villains. Parents may seriously want to consider the effects of watching this film in post-9/11 America. The bad guys blow up city blocks, plant bombs in parks, and target the subway system. It may be a little too close to real life for comfort. In addition, as with all of the Die Hard films, the protagonist John seeks justice through his own means (and contrary to rules of law).
Brief moments of rough foreplay between two of the villains.
Exploding city block, lots of gunplay, knife fight, throat slitting, physical violence by a gang of African American men, chain fight, explosion of a NYC subway system, bank robbery, lots of blood, near drowning, bomb planted in a school.
Racial slurs, constant use of "f--k," plus frequent swearing by both good guys and bad guys that includes "s--t," "pr--k," "ass," "Goddamn" and more.
"Good" and "bad" are clearly distinguished but violence is used to solve all problems. It presents a very complex image of government, police, and civilians (traitors, incompetents, and vigilantes).
Drugs / Tobacco /
John is hung over when the film starts.