• Released
  • December 21, 2012
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 10 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 5,931 Fan Ratings
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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NPR

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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58

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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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This movie is the height of by-the-book dullness.
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50

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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38

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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Rated PG-13 | For Some Drug Material, Language and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 14 & under Serviceable but forgettable Cruise thriller is very violent.
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