Written October 24, 2016
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 September 28, 2016
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 January 30, 2015
I loved the movie. It was so different from all the other movies that are of this type. I would see more of this kind of movies that have a great ending.
Written February 06, 2016
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 October 06, 2016
As a rabid fan of the Jack Reach books by Lee Child, I was disappointed when I saw that Tom Cruise was being cast as Jack. However, once I got past the physical difference between Tom and the book's version of Jack Reacher I was totally sucked in by the story, even though I knew what the ending was from reading the book. Tom does a great job with Jack's persona and the rest of the cast was also totally in character. If you like action with some mystery and intrigue, this should be a great movie for you. Go see it.