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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Not best, not the worst, but worth your time.By M9 (10 reviews) from Brighton , 08 Jul 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]Thrillers can be predicable, sometimes, but even when they are they can still be entertaining. Reacher was born from a book which means it has an edge. The story is clever enough to draw you in and Tom cruise is surprisingly good as Reacher, standing out as a mature, tough hero. His lines are lean and mean with no cheese and there are a few genuinely comic moments where least expected. The film-makers successfully refreshed the 'damsel in distress hires PI' formula (although Reacher isn't an actual PI) and the action is fast-paced, clever but not over-done. The soundtrack is good enough to support a film which transfers well to high definition, wide screen. Maybe not solid gold but good quality, sterling silver.
Thoroughly enjoyableBy a customer , 07 Jul 2013Excellent film, very clever. Great acting from Cruise as Jack Reacher. Very clever story line. Even though I've just watched it, I would definitely watch it again.
Not the Cruisers best but still worth a watchBy roddy007 (74 reviews) from Cheltenham , 07 Jul 2013I like Tom Cruise. He usually delivers and is always watchable. This was not different. It had a decent plot, decent acting, some great bits of humour and good action. You could nit pick if you want but I suggest sit back, get the popcorn out and enjoy.
The fact that Tom Cruise is too short is the least of this film's problems!By a customer , 07 Jul 2013Weak plot, incomplete ending, poor continuity, to name but a few problems. I hope the books are better than this. A lot of gratuitous violence without much substance.
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My own family viewsBy Ruthklt (13 reviews) , 03 Jul 2013My wife really loved it, I quite liked it as it did not overdo the action as is the case so often these days and my 30 year old son did not like it.