Written December 22, 2012
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 great script, excellent acting, great balance of acting and action and very well thought out. I love a film where you think you know what's going on but you really don't. By far the best movie of the holiday season and a grown up only must see.
Written December 21, 2012
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 this is a good film for the genre.
Written December 27, 2012
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 the books, and have noticed many say that Jack Reacher is suppose to be alot taller, well over 6 foot tall, which Tom Cruise definitaly isnt, but being I didnt read the book, and honestly not being a Tom Cruise fan, did think he did a good job playing his part, there was plenty of action throughout. The only real problem I have with this movie, and maybe if you see it you'll pay real close attention to the story, but I didnt get the "Plot" of the movie, or if I do understand the plot in what I think it was, then it seems far fetched that so many people would be killed for just that. I dont want to give the movie away, but do suggest when you learn why the shootings happened, really pay close attention the real "why", what was gained. I'd give this 2 1/2 stars because I'm still lost a bit.
Written December 21, 2012
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 is a little too comic book style, but I still really enjoyed the movie, and assume the Reacher series will now have a lot fo sequels
Written December 23, 2012
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 (of which the last one was stupid and forgettable) and the James Bond movie (of which Skyfall stands alone as work of art and a dark, emotional movie ).
So yeah, go, and spend a little money to see at a good theater with a GOOD sound system.