Written August 22, 2014
I've been a Jack Reacher fan for several years. I think the movie with Tom Cruise captured the essence of the character and did a good job of presenting the novel, "One Shot." For Reacher fans, getting past the physical differences between Tom Cruise and the Lee Child character is the only stretch, so to speak, since Lee Child gave Jack Reacher a height of 6'5" and a strong build to go with it.
There was plenty of action, a plot that pulled the thinking fan into the movie and characters that were developed well enough to keep me engaged in the twists of the plot. In the season of so many releases, I think Jack Reacher is well worth seeing on the big screen.
Written August 29, 2014
Yup This is a really enjoyable, action packed and good movie. Straight out of the text books, I think he even wore the Top Gun Jacket :)
Go and see this movie.
Written December 27, 2012
You get what you paid for in this film...lots of stunts and action. Sadly, there's much else here. If you need a break from the musical extravaganzas and family comedic romps currently on the screen, this wouldn't be a bad choice. It's entertaining enough, meaning it holds ones attention for the duration. As for satisfying, well I suppose that's a judgment call. This viewer enjoyed the film. So I say, see it, you won't be disappointed.
Written December 21, 2012
It was a great film. Good adapation of the book; excellent distillation of the material. I think Paul Bettany would have been a truer physical depiction of the character (Reacher is 6'4" in book), but I loved it anyway.
Written December 24, 2012
Good grief...I actually laughed out loud multiple times. So heavy handed in the directing, and acting it was awful. I actually use to like Tom cruise, but this was a real mess. Don't waste your money on theater tickets.