Jack Reacher Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 5523

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 93

Theatrical Release Date: 12/21/2012

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 05/07/2013

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

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

Plot: 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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Rating of
2.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 01/11/2016

I like Tom Cruise. I liked the pacing and unfolding of the mystery at hand. I liked the cheeky wit to the humor. I loved the way the action was shot. I just didn't care as much for the story. Not all of the plot reveals were smooth and the resolution wasn't all too satisfying given that I found the plan behind it all to be kind of mundane to the circumstances. It's a shame, because the first thirty minutes were quite awesome. Felt like a departure from the normal procedure of these types of movies. I still mostly enjoyed this movie for the positives I mentioned up front.

Rating of
2.5/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/12/2014

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.

Rating of
2/4

Alex - wrote on 08/11/2013

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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Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
2.5/4

"Jack Reacher" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 04/12/2016

When an army sniper who seems guilty of a random killing spree asks for the services of a secretive military investigator called Jack Reacher, he uncovers a conspiracy of silence and murder.

Despite its flashy appearance, this film has a very generic, almost old-fashioned feel to it. The idea of a lone tough guy who acts as judge, jury and executioner and deals out his own brand of justice with guns and fists - even to the point where he throws down his weapons to beat the bad guy to a bloody pulp with his bare hands - seems like a throw back to the 1980's. I would also have to say that some of the gender politics on display here seem to be on similarly dodgy moral ground. At the same time however, the film delivers everything required of an entertaining action thriller; Christopher …

memento_mori
memento_mori
Producer

Rating of
2.5/4

Nothing new here *crowd sighs and backs away*

memento_mori - wrote on 06/28/2013

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 …

JLFM
JLFM
Producer

Rating of
0.5/4

An Appalling Disaster

JLFM - wrote on 06/24/2013

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 …

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