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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RE: BoringBy a customer , 07 Aug 2013I love Tom Cruise - but this film was utterly disappointing. I kept thinking about what I could make for tomorrow night's dinner... I love Rosamund Pike but again how terribly boring!. The story was dull, acting dull - overall dull!
Well worth watchingBy IanT2013 (10 reviews) , 07 Aug 2013Being a confirmed Reacher fan (read every one of the series) I wondered how he would transfer to movie. I didn't expect much - so was nicely surprised. Cruise managed to match at least some of the images I had of Reacher in my mind's eye, and the film's not half bad. Rent it and see if you agree.
Tom Cruise is not Jack Reacher.By GingerJam (5 reviews) , 03 Aug 2013After reading some of the Jack Reacher novels, I was slightly disappointed by the film. Tom Cruise was unconvincing as Reacher, and the film didn't have the tension I expected. Decent plot though.
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Good funBy TechnoHippy (103 reviews) , 03 Aug 2013This was a lot of fun to watch, in fact it's probably the best Tom Cruise film I've seen in a while. It starts with a sniper shooting several people seemingly randomly. The shooter is quickly caught, but requests that Jack Reacher investigate. The basic premise of the story is pretty simple and not very original, but it is well told. Tom Cruise does a good job with the role and has some good moves on him. The film blends action with the investigation well. The bad guys are suitably nasty, although the actual plot is reasonably low key, which works for me. It all feels very gritty, but has more than the violence to keep the story going. The plot has the requisite twists and turns to keep things interesting. It doesn't require you to think too hard, but you don't have to turn your brain off either. Good fun and well worth a watch.
reach(er)ing for the stars, just missed.By nurseboy (66 reviews) from oxford , 03 Aug 2013ok so i felt pretty conflicted about this one as i am a huge Lee Child fan and have read and loved (repeatedly) all the Jack Reacher novels and Tom Cruise aint it. this aside in isolation the film is quite good, good story well enough adaption from the book one shot and a good solid detection / thriller. but, that aside if you are familiar with the characters and the stories then this will feel missing something, excitment by numbers, some ineffable but crucial element in the mix is missing. my morbid curiousity however has been satisfied.