Jack Reacher Synopsis
A former military investigator (Tom Cruise) probes a sniper attack.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Tom Cruise is in fine form as mysterious tough guy Jack Reacher finally reaches the big screen.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This is Cruise's show. And he nails it. The patented smile is gone, replaced by a glower that makes Jack Reacher a dark and dazzling ride...
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The bigger problem is that Cruise, as Reacher, has no wit and no style, other than the studiously applied kind. He's so desperate to do...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Cruise's tightly controlled performance holds our attention all the way through to the tense finale. Still, McQuarrie's script never gets...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
That Cruise fails to make a case for Reacher's allure, though, has less to do with physical dissonance than it does with the film's...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This movie is the height of by-the-book dullness.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An average action film, made slightly better by Cruise, and more bizarre by Herzog, and more watchable by Pike, but still within the...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Despite a terrific cast, Jack Reacher comes up empty-handed.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The violence is plenty, and pointless.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Jack Reacher, which Christopher McQuarrie directed from his adaptation of a Lee Child crime novel, is not just another dumb thriller. It's...
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Cruise Has A New Franchise

By HenryeB
I have to say that I was surprised that it is better than I thought it would be. Suspenseful, investigative with some fairly good action scenes. There was one which made me go "Hmm?" but overall...

Jack Reacher

By fred1
An absolutely very smart film!! Tom Cruise is fantastic as always! I thought Skyfall, Breaking Dawn, and even The Hobbit were going to be the best movies of the year, not so! Jack Reacher has a...

Jack Reaching for a Plot

By Darkola
I actually waited 2 days after the movie to review it, and am glad I did as I probably would have given this a little better rating if I didnt take the time to really think about it. I did not read...

Jack Reacher

By aclearvoice
Watch Tom Cruise fight bad guys and not really get hurt! Watch Tom Cruise get hit in the back of the head with a lead pipe and barely bleed! Watch Tom Cruise drive 60's muscle cars just like in...

Cruise as Reacher

By Exprof
As Lee Child said in a recent interview, Reacher's size is a characteristic, not his character. Cruise gets at most of his character, adn Rosamund Pike does a wonderful job. The action and dialogue...

Jack Reacher

By helixthekat
Critics are retards! They didn't like it because the movie moves a half-step faster than you can figure it out. LOTS OF FUN! And it's very lame to say that it's a cross between the Bourne movies...

Very Good adaptation

By onihuawanshu
I see the trailer around 2 months ago and begun to check the books, and the movie take many essence of the character and transfer very good to the story line and the practical jokes are over the top....

I think Cruise is done being the tough guy

By theliedtkes
Let me start by saying that I am not crazy about Cruise. That being said, I went with an open mind. I mean, I enjoyed the MI movies......this movie just didn't make it past average for me. They...

This isa Great Movie with a Story line that seemed TRUE.

By LetsGo2TheMoviesNow
Great Story Line! The CASTING WAS PERFECT! I Love this movie! Tom always gives PERFECT performances in his military/ex military roles!!! I lovem seeing your "daddy eyes" when talking to "Sandy"!!....

Cuise as Reacher, not a match

By brackolli
Read the book and series and really enjoyed it. While they followed the story well, Reacher's power and strength comes from his understanding of his very large size and how to control and use it...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Drug Material, Language and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Serviceable but forgettable Cruise thriller is very violent.
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