Written October 26, 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 September 20, 2014
Not having read any of the Jack Reacher books, I don't have a frame of reference to rate Tom Cruise as a "true" Jack Reacher. The movie was entertaining and a good escape for the time spent. I'd see it again and maybe now read a Jack Reacher book.
Written July 04, 2015
We went to see it thinking it would just be another blow 'em up, shooting, action flick. But the story and plot was riveting. Plus, the action was great too. Loved it and its a must see.
Written October 22, 2014
I have to admit I haven't been the biggest Tom Cruise fan of late because of his unusual behavior BUT I liked this movie! I have not read this series of books yet but adored the character of Jack Reacher. The plot was deep enought to keep you guessing and the dialog was witty. It may not be for everyone if they don't like shoot-em up films but it was well shot and directed. I'd recommend it to those that like action flicks. Makes me want to read the series now and I hope they make another movie with Jack Reacher soon. I'll be the first in line!
Written July 04, 2015
I enjoyed the car chase and the shoot-outs between Reacher and an old marine vs. the bad guys. There's also a lot to be said for the premise that Reacher is a sort of Punisher making his way from one bad guy to the next, exacting justice and vengeance for the good guys. However, the story in this film is weak and the conversations are pointless, even when the investigation in moving along. This movie isn't for everyone, but there's some valuable junk here for the hardcore action fan.