Jack Reacher details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Werner Herzog, David Oyelowo, Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Tom Cruise|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||April - Action/Thriller, Drama/Sci-Fi|
|Run time:||2 hours 5 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Apr 2013|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
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Tom Cruise IS Jack Reacher.By Andoverian (49 reviews) from Andover , 03 Jan 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]Being just a casual fan of Lee Childs' Jack Reacher novels, I was quite open-minded about Tom Cruise pulling this off. My wife however, has read all the Reacher novels and short stories compared to my meagre 4 count at the time of typing this review, and was appalled by the decision for Cruise to portray the ex-military policeman. Does he pull it off? Apart from his size (Reacher is a massive, barrel-chested bruiser in the books), I think he does. He certainly does the no-nonsense style and serious look you would expect from this military genius, and he does look and act hard as nails. The story is a decent enough crime thriller. There's enough plot machinations to keep you thinking throughout and it's all interspersed with plenty of Reacherisms to keep the fan-base happy. Cruise interacts well with British-posh-bird-playing-American-lawyer Rosamund Pike, and there's enough chemistry to keep you wondering if they'll get it on or not, or is it strictly business. There's a couple of stand-out scenes; the very start where random innocents are gunned down by a sniper, then half way through when their deaths are shown again through Reacher's sleuthing - both scenes are quite powerful and shocking. Then there's an assault rifle shootout that hasn't been this good since Heat, and a fist fight in the rain to rival Riggs and Mr Joshua in Lethal Weapon. I'm hoping this film will be a success, to pave way for more exploration of Reacher and to explain why he is the way he is, and what his motives are. There's plenty of source material to continue this franchise - whether Tom Cruise can commit to lots of them remains to be seen. For the moment though, he's off to a decent start and he's converted my wife into agreeing that Tom Cruise IS Jack Reacher.
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Good FilmBy a customer , 08 Dec 2013It was a good film, but i thought tom cruise was strange to play the part because he looked nothing like how jack reacher was described in books. But putting that aside i thought it was a really good film would watch it again.
Standard Hollywood fare. (plus Werner Herzog)By kinitow (10 reviews) , 04 Dec 2013The plot is the best thing about the film, for this type of movie it actually makes sense which seems rare. It is however a fairly standard detective outline, solve the clues, follow the leads etc but with some action thrown in (what might be called sub-Bourne) The action is hit and miss, the apartment fight was decent I thought, nicely bruising stuff (but still sub-Bourne) but the muscle car chase felt forced and a little ridiculous with no sense of reality. Cruise was actually ok I thought, his character was kind of conceited but thats not his fault. Although why he feels he should go topless these days in any film is beyond me. Those days are over my friend. So all in all a watchable but forgettable film. Oh if you're unsure, it has Werner Herzog in it!! Oh I love Mr Herzog! Maybe the plot was the second best thing?!
He's not a BIG problem.By Muhren (3 reviews) from London , 28 Nov 2013There have been a number of people that have questioned this film because of Cruise in the lead role. To be honest he's not the right stature to play reacher but he has the ability and carrys the role out very well. If you've not read the novels you'll probably not (apart from one or two lines in the film that give it away) notice. After that it, like the novels it's based on, is genuinely enjoyable film. The plot moves thorugh well, the cast are all good and thus it culminates in an enjoyable film.
All a bit "meh"By a customer , 26 Nov 2013A distinctly average film. Cruise runs, jumps, shoots, drives and thumps his way through the film, but the plot is so standard that it could have been a CSI or Law & Order filler episode rather than a feature film. Coupled with a nonentity of a leading lady, the mono-faced, expressionless, mono-toned Pike, the result is a stiff, by-numbers, crime thriller with little to lift it above the humdrum.
A marmite filmBy a customer , 23 Nov 2013Split views in our house. Some found the story uninspiring and the film overly violent, others enjoyed the action. Tom Cruise was believable as Jack Reacher portraying his tough character and strong presence without being cartoon like. The supporting cast are good rounding out the story (for those of us who enjoyed it).