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, Top Must See Movies|
|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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Cruise v Reacher!By Snowmouse (15 reviews) , 10 Aug 2013Forget the books because Tom Cruise will never be Jack Reacher. Having said that, Cruise does give a believable performance and the film is worthy of viewing so did I like the film? Yes! Would I recommend it? Probably. Would I remember it? No, because for me, it has no scene stealing or memorable moments; is not heart pumping material and, except for 'Top Gun' I'm not a lover of Cruise!
Jack hard to Reacher!!By telburt (35 reviews) from london , 09 Aug 2013Just mention his name and he turns up. He never carries any weapons or get injured, just a mean cool cat machine. I like Tom Cruise but this one wasnt for him, in fact it was awful. I found the whole film dull and uninteresting and made me want to put on one of his mission impossible dvds instead. Total pants, dont bother with this one, very disappointing..
Same character different title!By ltfcgirlie (6 reviews) from East Goscote , 09 Aug 2013Typical Tom Cruise all conquering hero but unfortunately not anywhere near as good as previous films I have watched. I am afraid the storyline did not keep me intrigued or interested.
Novels winBy a customer , 08 Aug 2013I have enjoyed several of the Jack Reacher novels, but my attention was not riveted to this film. Lots of violence and casual bravado, but it was just not compelling enough to make me want to see it again. i will stick to the novels if this is the best that the film industry can do.
gritty trillerBy budget (7 reviews) , 07 Aug 2013thought ive give this film a chance,well it was well worth it. . Tom cruise played the part very well, prob his best film in ages. Tough gritty action with a good story to boot, well worth a watch.