Written October 20, 2014
Even though Life of Pi won the Academy Award that year in this category, IMO, utilizing the camera through the lens of a sniper rifle was marvelously accomplished, which kept me on the edge of my seat throughout that scene.
Written February 01, 2015
Where to begin? Within the first five minutes, it is crystal clear that this low-budget, poorly written movie would be a true stinker. Beyond the fact that Tom Cruise bares no resemblance to the hulking character of Lee Child's Jack Reacher -- the acting is abominable. The one bright spot was Robert Duvall's portrayal of Gunny. Run, with your toothbrush in your pocket!
Written March 31, 2015
Good Movie. I figured it out early, but all in all a good Cruise film. Loved Duvall's line though...If I had a dollar for every time the Army called the Corps for help... Devil Dogs will appreciate it. And they'd understand some of the stuff that was going on more than most
Written April 02, 2015
I read the book, One Shot, twice. It was so good. I am a Jack Reacher fan. At first, I was skeptical of Tom Cruise -- he's just not as huge and tall as Reacher. Nevertheless, the film was done well. The story telling was excellent, the acting was OK, and the conversations held my attention throughout. My wife had never read the book, but she thought the film was good. It has prompted her to check out Lee Child more and to follow Reacher's adventures. She is quite a critic. So this has been a good introduction for her. There were some variations from the book, but, on the whole, it stuck to the main themes pretty well. I thought the fight scenes between Tom Cruise and his opponents a little drawn out. The Jack Reacher character would have ended the fight far more efficiently and quickly! I don't recall a car chase scene in the book, but then, its hollywood and you always need a chase scene. The movie was good enough to warrant seeing it again (at some later date...).
Written December 28, 2014
couldent make it out to see jack ryan this weekend but I did watch this it was a really good movie sooo worth my time action packed from start to finish good time and even better than I could have even expected absolute must see for action fans