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 for Reacher fansBy a customer , 13 Jun 2013I hope Lee Child is embarrassed by this! Wooden acting - even for Cruise - and a massively disappointing performance from Rosamund Pike. Cruise is just not Reacher.
Cruise and Reacher: Perfect Combination!By Chrisaljack (417 reviews) from Hellingly , 10 Jun 2013Until I saw this film I had never heard of Jack Reacher or Lee Child. Thankfully the Extra's on the disk have now filled in my ignorance! However, having no pre-conceived idea of how Child depicts Reacher in his books I was able to watch this film without any bias as to whether Tom Cruise is 'him' or not. After watching the film I think Cruise played his best role for some time. The beautifully structured story with its incredibly clever twists and turns - all ultimately very logical - keeps you glued to the screen. The production also manages to add some humour to some of the most viscious action sequences, which makes a pleasant change, without depriving the viewer of the power of the sequence. All in all; I hope this is the first of many more Jack Reacher books brought to the screen with Tom Cruise as Reacher.
OK but nothing specialBy a customer , 09 Jun 2013I half enjoyed this film, as it was slightly different from what I was expecting in a number of ways. I had followed the various discussion s about the casting Tom Cruise as the main character, many of which were based around the physical mismatch between the way the character is described in the books (i. e. big) and the reality of the lead actor (i. e. small), but not having read the books this did not bother me. The main character is supposed to have a single minded intensity which Tom Cruise conveyed quite well. I was also pleasantly surprised by the style of the film, which was actually quite retro. It is a fairly violent (although not excessive by todays standards) thriller with an anti-hero as the main character, which reminded me of a 1970s film in that respect. The characters are all one-dimensional, with no development whatsoever, but I imagine that is deliberate and often found in action films. Also the fact that the main characters are all a bit older than you find in many of todays films, with TC himself being well into middle age even if he does look quite a bit younger. Unfortunately this was not enough to carry the film through to the end, and I found myself losing interest before the end. Also the acting and dialogue was very dubious in places, and the plot 'twists' were really quite obvious. There are a couple of scenes which are intended to be funny which simply don't work. For me this is another one of those films that is worth seeing, but not worth going to see. If it was not for a number of big names in the cast (not just TC), this film would be forgotten very quickly.
well worth the rental moneyBy MitchMitchell (11 reviews) , 09 Jun 2013Loved this film,good plot and story and plenty of action. kept me guessing from start to finish..well worth the rental money.
Great action, clever script for actionBy BKieser (38 reviews) from Brampton , 09 Jun 2013Great action movie, the script is definitely among the best for an action movie. Full length film but the true test of how good it is is that you think you've only been watching for 20 minutes at the end. 'Typical' Cruise, but hey, this guy is now a movie industry in his own right and you don't get to that status without being exceptional and consistently so.