Film Review: Die Hard is a Christmas Movie in ‘Violent Night’

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CHICAGO – David Harbour is part Bad Santa, part John McClane in this yuletide spin on Die Hard which never takes itself the slightest bit seriously. It’s a spiked Christmas cocktail that’s surprisingly light on its feet. So Here comes Santa Claus with a sledge hammer ready to dispatch some North Pole justice to bad guys on his naughty list. Oscarman rating: 3.5/5.0
Rating: 3.5/5.0

Harbour plays the legendary Kris Kringle as part burn out, part bad ass. When he first meet him, he’s taking an extended break on his Christmas Eve rounds, drowning his holiday sorrows in a pint of bitter in an English pub. He’s tired of the grind, tired of the kids who don’t believe, especially the ones who don’t appreciate what they’ve been given and just want more. Santa needs to shotgun a beer just to get through Christmas Eve these days.

“Violent Night” opens in theaters on December 2nd. Featuring David Harbour, John Leguizamo, Beverly D’Angelo, Cam Gigandet and Leah Brady. Written by Pat Casey and Josh Miller. Directed by Tommy Wirkola. Rated “R”

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