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 May 27, 2015
I have read all the Lee Child's/Reacher books so I went in with my idea of Reacher firmly in my mind . It was not Tom Cruise. HOWEVER, he did a very good job and I thought the movie stayed pretty true to the book. Being from Pittsburgh I enjoyed seeing how our city was incorporated into the movie and again thought it was an excellent job. Thoroughly enjoyed my night at the movies and I would say GO SEE it!. Plus can we have another one of Child's Reacher books made for movies!!!
Written May 23, 2015
A decent twist, good action sequences, and the story line is not bad... minus the MP (military police) background part...lol! Otherwise, an open mind wouldn't have any regrets.. but a highly critical viewer would enjoy picking the movie apart.
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