Over acted-heavy handed predictable story

By B4uleap
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.
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By huntson
Written October 30, 2014
Not what has become of the typical expectation of Tom Cruise movies. It was more like A Few God Men combined with MIssion Impossible. Suspenseful and a bit action packed. Loved it.
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By cinema sparrow
Written August 21, 2014
Jack Reacher was a good movie the plot was nice and again Tom Cruise an excellent actor. Can't wait for the next Jack Reacher movie.....A must go see... you will enjoy
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Surprise Film of the Year?

By Reel Reviewer
Written November 23, 2014
I don't feel caught off-guard too often going into a movie. In fact, I love film so much I'm much more likely to be let down than pleasantly surprised when one is over. Yet, despite wanting to see Jack Reacher, I found myself thinking about a quarter of the way through it, "Wow, this is way better than I was expecting!" I soon realized that I'm not exactly sure what it was that I was expecting, but it wasn't a complete movie. I was thinking action with a thin-veiled plot and a platform for Tom to continue his ascent at 50 into a lethal action star. What the movie countered with was a story so involved and invested it could have only begun as a book, action that was heavy on the "bad-a" factor yet not at all unbelievable, and one heckuva perfomance by Mr. Tom Cruise himself. The rest of the cast was also wonderful, with the aging Robert Duvall spearheading that comment, and some fine directing. (When you make Pittsburgh look beautiful you've done something!) Go see Jack Reacher.
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Some great action, not enough

By pedsarq
Written October 02, 2014
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.
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