Wednesday, February 28, 2024

“Hard Kill,” the Latest Bruce Willis Movie with a Zero Critics Rating, Will Get a Sequel, Natch


You’ve never heard of “Hard Kill.”

It’s the latest Bruce Willis movie that was made for straight to video and streaming. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a Zero from 21 negative reviews. Even the audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes was low, 64%, when it was “released” last September.

“Hard Kill” will nevertheless get a sequel, because, why not? Willis’s co-star, Jesse Metcalfe, announced it this morning on Fox5 NY’s “Good Day New York.” “We just got word,” said Metcalfe.

The director, Matt Eskandari, has made two other Bruce Willis D Movies in the last two years including “Survive the Night” and “Trauma Center.” You never heard of them either. Don’t worry.

These Bruce Willis movies are a far cry from the actor’s halcyon days in movies like “Die Hard” and “The Sixth Sense.” They’re so bad and low budget that even the Razzie Awards ignore them. Willis himself may be unaware of how awful they are. He usually plays a small part of the production, appearing in two or three scenes, taking second billing, and deferring to a younger actor as the lead.

“Hard Kill” was not a big hit in theaters. According to, it made $111,523. Most of that came from the United Arab Emirates, some of it from Vietnam. Other income might have been realized from streaming services or DVD sales in other foreign territories. It’s ranked at #40,647 on among Blu-Ray DVD’s and can be purchased for six dollars and eleven cents.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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