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Jack Reacher (2012) Movie Information

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4261

Avg. Rating:

2.59/4

# of Ratings:

75

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/21/2012

DVD Release:

05/07/2013

Director:

Christopher McQuarrie

Actors:

Tom Cruise
Rosmund Pike
Robert Duvall
Werner Herzog
Richard Jenkins
David Oyelowo

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

From the page's of Lee Child's crime series: In America's heartland, a sniper takes out five people before a manhunt leads to the capture and arrest of a subject. The man proclaims his innocence, despite the mountain of evidence against hims, and has just one requst: "Get Jack Reacher". Reacher arrives, hoping to once and for all bury the man and bring justice, but as he goes deeper in the case, he uncovers far more than he bargained for. -- Chris Kavan

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Chris Kavan 01/12/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Given the reviews - turned out better than I was expecting. I didn't mind the characters, though the plot was overly convoluted. Still, unlike say a Bourne or Mission Impossible - I don't think this will take off as an action series but even if things get complicated, it's not a bad actioner.

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Alex 08/11/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Like Mission Impossible but simply not good. Cruise is as flat as a pancake. I don't know why he continuously selects action only roles. He needs to skip these and add some depth. The story is weak as well. Forgettable.

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sapien 05/19/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

My parents loved this movie. I didn't love it, but I did like it a great deal. There were plenty of interesting twists and funny jokes.

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  memento_mori
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06/28/2013 (1 of 2 found this helpful)

Nothing new here *crowd sighs and backs away*

I am a fan of Jack Reacher. I am. I've read some of the books and I like the hardcore character Lee Child has created. But when I heard Tom Cruise was casted as Jack Reacher in the movie, my facepalm was so severe, my hand went through my head.
I have nothing against Tom Cruise. Admittedly, the guy is a little nuts with Scientology and all, but he still is a damn fine actor in movies such as Jerry Maguire and Magnolia.
But nowadays, I can't stand him in action movies. It didn't bother me that he was small and Jack Reacher was very big, it bothered me that when I saw the movie, I didn't see Tom Cruise playing Jack Reacher. I saw Tom Cruise playing Tom Cruise.
He has a habit of always portraying the ass-kicker. It's nothing new. I don't know what Child was thinking.
Other than the illog...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  JLFM
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06/24/2013 (1 of 2 found this helpful)

An Appalling Disaster

Jack Reacher baffled me. This has nothing to do with the plot being complicated (as it's insulting to the intellect) or a twist I didn't see coming (as any twists in this film can be seen from a mile away). Jack Reacher baffled me because it was moderately successful at box office, moderately successful with critics, and moderately successful with audience members. The fact that this head-scratchingly terrible film has had even the slightest success with, well, anyone simply confounds me.

A man named James Barr is accused of shooting five random citizens. Jack Reacher, a relatively unknown status confronts Barr's attorney, Helen Rodin (the last name sounds remarkably like "rodent" in the film), and convinces her to examine the evidence before attempting to defend Barr. In the mean...

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  sreekirch
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05/28/2013 (1 of 2 found this helpful)

Reacher does not reach perfection

Jack Reacher
Directed by Chrsitopher McQuarrie
Starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike
2/4
A serious mismatch here! Tom Cruise plays the smart and intelligent detective with a military past. The problem here, is the plot. A basic wafer thin plot, intentionally complicated to lose your heads out. Reacher is choked with plenty of dialogs and one who sits and patiently listens to it might feel slightly disappointed. McQuarrie’s direction lacks energy. Cruise never looked Jack Reacher. It is really hard to digest a MI series hero, into a role with plenty of dialogs, less punches (few may be) and shoot outs in a B grade style. I probably think Cruise was picked, to save the film from failure. Even Cruise can’t save the film here. The plot and writing lacks compulsion. It looks a tiresome 120 mi...

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2/4 

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  Strangebird
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Oh, CSI at the top of my list, plus all the characters are "movie star" gorgeous and they're always in danger.  Those are my top pet peeves for any show, also, I hate whining and kvetching!  Had to drop watching Supernatural 'cause all those boys did was cry 'bout their daddy! Still watching but not crazy bout-Being Human, those guys especially need to shut up!  At least they've got cool supernatural powers to play with!
Have you seen "Exit Humanity"? it's low budget but done pert good, and has somewhat plausible theory that is 'splained.  Also enjoyed "Enter Nowhere".  Have you any sleepers you could suggest?

07/21/2012
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  Chris Kavan
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TV shows like CSI or any other "procedural" drama seems to do the same. Even the X-Files was bad about introducing something and then forgetting about it. The reason I like Fringe so much is they have gone back to old shows and acknowledge what has happened (even if it is in different universes or time lines or however you want to put it).

Half the time I'm working on this very website while something in the the background is playing and I'm half-paying attention - but that's the nature of those shows, it seems. There are very few that hold my complete attention.

As for zombies -- I'm old-school Romero - slow, methodical, unrelenting death - they wear you down with sheer numbers, not because they can sprint like Usain Bolt. To stop them, kill the brain (again) and if you're bit, you're toast (none of this amputation nonsense like The Walking Dead likes to preach). But I still like the various ways other directors and authors tackle the subject, including some who go way too deep into the science behind zombies.

07/20/2012
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  Strangebird
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Yes, love Zombies, also.  The whole genre is one of my favs, but I'm probably, how did you put it?, my "unhealthy fascination" is serial killers, Dexter, of 'course being a fav.  Probably Thomas Harris' "Red Dragon" hooked me.  Great book, and second movie, first was terribly mishandled by Michael Mann.  See, my biggest pet peeve with supernatural movies and such, is which rules will they follow now?  Sunlight kill vamps, oh no, not in this one, or Zombies-fast or slow?  Guess I'm too pragmatic-especially with tv shows, where one week they use something off-the-wall as a solution, and in another show-the same sort of weird problem happens and they forget that other solution or whatever.  Do you know what I'm trying to get across?  'Course it happens on "regular" cop and crime shows, too, but by then I'm just watching with one eye and reading with the other.  What do you think?
07/18/2012
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I admit, my reading library is pretty limited - Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, The Wheel of Time series, H.P. Lovecraft, Dune Series (original - the new stuff, which I've read, is pretty bad), Star Wars (I'm still a huge fan after all these years), lots of graphic novels (particularly The Walking Dead, Fables, Locke and Key), occasionally a "classic" novel - you know Dickens or Steinbeck. Also zombies - I have an unhealthy fascination with them.

I admit I'm a sucker for anything currently popular, which is why I've read Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Millenium Trilogy and am currently making my way through The Game of Thrones series. I won't touch that Twilight stuff, though - no way.

Thinking on books being made into movies, I have to say Ender's Game has me intrigued - that's a good sci-fi series too. I wish I had more time to read - I get in a few hours a week but certainly not as much time as I used to.

07/17/2012
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  Strangebird
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See, I watched the originals and after seeing her in Sherlock Holmes, I don't understand why they didn't cast Naoomi Rapace, guess her accent was too strong!  But I loved Daniel Craig, thought he was much better than the original actor(his name escapes me).  But I think Craig is underarrated since watching Layer Cake.  I rarely watch a movie twice so if the story is not much different than the book or original movie, I'll probably skip it.  Yes, the whole series is good, hope they finish.
So you haven't read any James Hall's, how 'bout Tim Dorsey and his hero, Serge?  Kevin Kline would be perfect as Serge.  Or mostly, a sci-fi fan?  Jacqueline Carey books are not really sci-fi, but a different world sorta like Game of Thrones, but the heroine is so awesome-pain physically turns her on!  But she goes on to save the day!

07/17/2012
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