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Jack Reacher


Genre :

Thriller, Mystery

Release Date :

December 21, 2012

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Christopher McQuarrie

Starring :

Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Richard Jenkins, Alexia Fast, Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney, Werner Herzog, Michael Raymond-James, Josh Helman

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2.5 of 4

“..what could be a taut 90 minutes turns into a puffy 130, as McQuarrie attempts to pack as many characters and twists into his plot as he did for his screenplay for The Usual Suspects..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
2 of 4

“..the movie is asking us to ¬≠escape from fresh horror into this stale, manufactured variety..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2 of 4

“..the movie invites us to identify, not with innocent people, but with the assassin's power..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
3 of 5

“..still, McQuarrie's script never gets at the heart of a character who's already inspired such a passionate fan base..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
“..Reacher is a brawny action figure whose exploits would have been a good fit for the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger or Sylvester Stallone back in the day, but feel less fun when delegated to a leading man like Tom Cruise..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
4 of 5

“..McQuarrie walks the line perfectly, delivering a scene that is tense and devastating but never grotesque..”
by Tom Clift [Moviedex]
“..luckily, there are other actors to look at here, and they manage to throw off some intelligent energy when they're around..”
3 of 4

“..like its namesake antihero, "Jack Reacher" has hefty challenges to overcome from the get-go..”
by Kristin Tillotson [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
“..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 for the star..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..an appealing genre piece built on a solid foundation of smartly modulated friction, blending old-fashioned fisticuffs with an engaging murder inquiry that reeks of mysterious frame-up..”
by Brent Simon [Screen International]
4 of 5

“..a superior thriller, with Cruise and McQuarrie slotting together like a bullet in a clip..”
by James Mottram [Total Film]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]

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by Sara Stewart [New York Post]


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by Soren Andersen [Seattle Times]


“..rich with tone but otherwise lacking bite..”
by Jordan Hoffman [NY Daily News]


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by Heather Wixson [Dailydead]


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by James McDonald [Irish Film Critic]


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by Scott Foundas [Variety]