Written September 02, 2015
Lee Child has written a series of books with the rich, layered character of Jack Reacher. Cruise and director McQuarrie bring it all tumbling down in one film.
Cardboard characters, horrible writing, uber-violence and "speak slowly because the audience might be too stupid to connect the dots" acting.
Despite Tiny Tom's limited acting abilities, I was really hoping that this movie would work. But it takes more than explosions and car chases to make an enjoyable film.
Written November 26, 2015
We went to Reacher less because we wanted to go and more because we wanted to see a movie. Had no idea what it was about and we were extremely happy we'd gone afterward. Tom Cruise played a very likable Jack Reacher.
I realize that this is a pretty lackluster review, but my point in all this is that I think Reacher was under marketed or I somehow missed all the hype about it. I'm glad I did because my wife and I were both blown away by this great movie. Definitely see it.
Written June 30, 2015
If you enjoy a good mystery/detective movie with just the right amounts of action, humor, and drama, Jack Reacher is a must see movie for you. The pace was perfect, and the movie keeps you in your seat. A great lead character (Jack Reacher is awesome), with great character development and plots. Being a fan of the books, I was a little skeptical with the casting of Tom Cruise as the lead, but Cruise did not disappoint. He played the role very well and sort of made it his own. Cruise's one-liners are scripted and delivered well.
Very entertaining movie, and one of the more entertaining ones I've seen this year. Everyone I watched it with (men and women from the ages of 26 to 60) thoroughly enjoyed the movie.
Written September 01, 2014
Jack Reacher was fun, thrilling, with moments of subtle humor. Tom Cruise presented what we like to see from Tom Cruise. His Jack Reacher was a likeable (slightly sociopathic) hero who I rooted for throughout the movie.
Rosamund Pike also acted well. She is beautiful, and her character Helen was smart and sexy.
It was a nice pleasure to see Tom Cruise and a “the guest actor” teamed up once again. Their banter seemed genuine, as if that’s how they relate to each other in real life.
Go see it! You will have fun!
Written December 25, 2014
I really enjoyed this movie! Great set of cast members! Tom Cruise is great, and does well playing this type of character. Lots of great action sequences, and a great storyline that never left me bored. Hopefully we will see more movies based on this book series starring Tom. Now I just need to go and read the books!