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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Enjoyable intrigueBy tzec (97 reviews) , 28 Jun 2013I enjoyed the convoluted plot and the intrigue. All the main players were credible and it went at a good pace. I particularly noted that there was virtually no obscene language as the script didn't need it, and the expected violence kept at a distance and subtle.
Sexy, sexy, sexy Jack Reacher!By Bonnielovesfilms (46 reviews) from Hertford , 27 Jun 2013Loved this movie. Tom Cruise and Alex Balwin were so completely cast out of their normal roles that it became more of a comedy than a rock movie. Tom Cruise was far better than any real life rock star - his performance was brilliant! Good old Russell Brand was brilliant too in his normal role - he can only ever play himself. Catherine Zeta Jones was irritating but otherwise a great film, excellent entertainment.
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Cut above CruiseBy Grumpybear (12 reviews) , 26 Jun 2013A very good performance by Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike, a cut above TC's usual fare. Well worth watching, really enjoyed it..
Jack ReacherBy a customer , 25 Jun 2013I have read most of the Jack Reacher books and this so called actor is not him.Dont bother to watch this film get a good one and enjoy the evening
Worth watchingBy michaelcaine (8 reviews) from Swansea , 25 Jun 2013Was told this was not going to be any good, but I loved it. Well made as expected and far better than the 90% of other titles out there at present.