Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher

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Jack Reacher

Tom Cruise is Jack Reacher - a stoic, ice-cool drifter and former military investigator engrossed in a case involving an army-trained assassin. Co-stars Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall and Werner Herzog as Reacher's nemesis. Based on Lee Child’s novel One Shot, from writer/director Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects).

When a sniper takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect claims his innocence and offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher." So begins a chase for the truth, pitting the ruthless Reacher - teamed with a young defense lawyer (Pike) - against an unexpected enemy with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.

2012Rating: M, contains violence and offensive language130 minsUSA
ActionDramaThrillerBlockbuster
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Relatively generic.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A superior thriller, with Cruise and McQuarrie slotting together like a bullet in a clip. Like Reacher on the firing range, the aim isn’t always true – but the misses are fractional.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The self-confident, supercompetent Reacher is a character Mr. Cruise could play in his sleep, which is pretty much what he does.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Outrageous but entertaining pulp-melodrama thriller.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The actor can do cool and calculating, it's the meaning behind it that never flickers to life.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Cruise might not be the 6-foot-5 rock described in the books, but he makes the title role fit him like a latex glove in a winning turn that could spawn a popular new franchise.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A witty, violent take on Reacher that makes up for its lack of height with an abundance of smarts and thrills.

4.0
0

Read a lot of Lee Child's books and Tom just made me cringe. He was too small, too pretty and too wrong! has ruined me reading a book with him in it for a while. Damn you!

2.0
0

I'm a Lee Child fan and Tom Cruise would be the last person that I would cast for this role.

2.0
0

A reasonably paced movie with plenty of action and a few small chuckles. Its not a 4 star movie but better than a 3. I would watch it again in 6 months maybe. I have not read the novels and probably wont.

4.0
0

Not genius but better than I expected. Tom Cruise is a new nasty character in this. It took me about halfway though to get the hang if it. It's the new Lethal Weapon franchise. Tom Cruise is a bit mental like Mel Gibson

4.0
0

Any Lee Child fan (or anyone else, for that matter) who saw "Killer Joe" with Matthew McConaughey in the title role probably thought he'd be a great Jack Reacher. I did, and still do. I have nothing against Tom Cruise, but watching the trailers to this film, my immediate thought was; "he's miscast." He's also the producer. So it was with some resistance...

3.0
0

'Jack Reacher' proves to be not particularly ambitious as the story unfolds but nevertheless, it is an enjoyable watch albeit an uneven one. With all the fanfare dribble over the casting of Tom Cruise in the title role adapted from the Lee Child's novel 'One Shot', here's a newsflash: this is a Hollywood picture. And Tom Cruise and Hollywood go hand in...

3.0
0

Jack Reacher Gotta start with the fact I havent read any of the 16 books which describe Reacher as 230lb an 6'2'' tall. This tale of retribution and truth seems to smell of other Cruise films, but maybe its just his mannerisms. In this Jack has the availblity of 'The A Team' with the remorse an tendencies of 'The Punisher', with the driving skills of the...

3.0
0

Okay, I've read a few Reacher novels and whilst they ain't high art, they are, like James Patterson's Alex Cross novels, tightly plotted, capably written page turners that plunge a tough but likeable, lethal but intelligent lead character into a hard-boiled detective mystery that pits their wits and brawn against any number of sociopathic criminal...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Relatively generic.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A superior thriller, with Cruise and McQuarrie slotting together like a bullet in a clip. Like Reacher on the firing range, the aim isn’t always true – but the misses are fractional.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The self-confident, supercompetent Reacher is a character Mr. Cruise could play in his sleep, which is pretty much what he does.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Outrageous but entertaining pulp-melodrama thriller.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The actor can do cool and calculating, it's the meaning behind it that never flickers to life.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Cruise might not be the 6-foot-5 rock described in the books, but he makes the title role fit him like a latex glove in a winning turn that could spawn a popular new franchise.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A witty, violent take on Reacher that makes up for its lack of height with an abundance of smarts and thrills.

4.0
0

Read a lot of Lee Child's books and Tom just made me cringe. He was too small, too pretty and too wrong! has ruined me reading a book with him in it for a while. Damn you!

2.0
0

I'm a Lee Child fan and Tom Cruise would be the last person that I would cast for this role.

2.0
0

A reasonably paced movie with plenty of action and a few small chuckles. Its not a 4 star movie but better than a 3. I would watch it again in 6 months maybe. I have not read the novels and probably wont.

4.0
0

Not genius but better than I expected. Tom Cruise is a new nasty character in this. It took me about halfway though to get the hang if it. It's the new Lethal Weapon franchise. Tom Cruise is a bit mental like Mel Gibson

4.0
0

Any Lee Child fan (or anyone else, for that matter) who saw "Killer Joe" with Matthew McConaughey in the title role probably thought he'd be a great Jack Reacher. I did, and still do. I have nothing against Tom Cruise, but watching the trailers to this film, my immediate thought was; "he's miscast." He's also the producer. So it was with some resistance...

3.0
0

'Jack Reacher' proves to be not particularly ambitious as the story unfolds but nevertheless, it is an enjoyable watch albeit an uneven one. With all the fanfare dribble over the casting of Tom Cruise in the title role adapted from the Lee Child's novel 'One Shot', here's a newsflash: this is a Hollywood picture. And Tom Cruise and Hollywood go hand in...

3.0
0

Jack Reacher Gotta start with the fact I havent read any of the 16 books which describe Reacher as 230lb an 6'2'' tall. This tale of retribution and truth seems to smell of other Cruise films, but maybe its just his mannerisms. In this Jack has the availblity of 'The A Team' with the remorse an tendencies of 'The Punisher', with the driving skills of the...

3.0
0

Okay, I've read a few Reacher novels and whilst they ain't high art, they are, like James Patterson's Alex Cross novels, tightly plotted, capably written page turners that plunge a tough but likeable, lethal but intelligent lead character into a hard-boiled detective mystery that pits their wits and brawn against any number of sociopathic criminal...

4.0
0