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‘Die Hart: The Movie’ (2023). Movie Review: Funny Movie with Kevin Hart Making Fun of Himself

Die Hart: The Movie is a comedy movie directed by Eric Appel

Kevin Hart pokes fun at his supporting role in action movies and signs up for an action actor’s school with John Travolta as his instructor.

Funny… but only just

And if we were worse people we’d say it’s almost close to a B-movie that doesn’t deserve its stars.

With John Travolta, Nathalie Emmanuel, Josh Hartnett and Jean Reno.

Movie Review

A film that looks promising but disappoints you very quickly.

It barely holds up for the first ten or fifteen minutes, when Hart is interviewed. Then, it becomes not much or even just nothing at all, an anecdotal film, video-club fodder in bygone times, one of those movies that no one had heard of and that were rented without thinking too much about it and from which little was expected anyway.

Other than someone learning what Chrome Keying is… it’s a movie without much of a script (or almost none) that tries to survive more or less as best it can from Kevin Hart’s jokes… and very little else, especially when even Mr. Hart’s dialogues aren’t funny.

No comic can survive an unfunny script, nor can a movie be even vaguely good without a script, and this one falls apart in an idea that dies almost in the first sequence and doesn’t deserve a pass grade.

Interestingly, the best performance is by John Travolta, who even seems to have fun playing the shaven-headed “bad guy”.

A disappointing film that neither takes an interest in itself nor (which is even worse) is stupid enough to give way to being absurd humor.

Our Opinion

Every week, comedy delivers quality films, fine performances, and moments to remember. Die Hart has none of these.

Where to Watch Die Hart: The Movie

Prime Video

The Star: Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart at the “About Last Night” Los Angeles Premiere, Arclight, Hollywood, CA 02-11-14. Depostiphotos

Kevin Hart is an American actor known for films such as Grudge Match (2013) and The Man from Toronto (2022).

Kevin Hart is a world-renowned stand-up comedian, actor, producer, and entrepreneur. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in the late ’90s and has since become one of the most successful comedians in history. His comedic style is energetic and often includes #realtalk observations about everyday life.

Hart starred in many films such as Get Hard (2015), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), The Upside (2019), and Ride Along (2014). He has also appeared on television shows such as Saturday Night Live and Real Husbands of Hollywood. In 2020, Hart was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to comedy. Read More


Eric Appel
'Die Hart: The Movie' (2023). Movie Review: Funny Movie with Kevin Hart Making Fun of Himself

Eric Appel


Kevin Hart / Kevin Hart
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John Travolta / Ron Wilcox

Nathalie Emmanuel / Jordan King
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Jean Reno / Claude Van De Velde

Josh Hartnett / Josh
Kenneth Trujillo / Diego

Joshua Lamboy / Ortiz
Brandon Quinn / Danny Morrison

Milana Vayntrub / Leah

Stephan Jones / Waylon

Die Hart the Movie

Die Hart the Movie

Movie title: Die Hart the Movie

Movie description: Follows a fictionalized version of Kevin Hart, as he tries to become an action movie star. He attends a school run by Ron Wilcox, where he attempts to learn the ropes on how to become one of the industry's most coveted action stars.

Date published: February 25, 2023

Country: United States

Director(s): Eric Appel

Writer(s): Derek Kolstad

Actor(s): Kevin Hart, John Travolta, Nathalie Emmanuel, Josh Hartnett, Jean Reno, Tyler Antonius, Dan Matteucci, Kenneth Trujillo

Genre: Comedy

Companies: Amazon Prime Video

Our Opinion

Every week, comedy delivers quality films, fine performances, and moments to remember. Die Hart has none of these.


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