Written December 26, 2012
Just felt like it had too much of a 'superhero' type feel to it, lot of the scenes were just a bit too unreal, but it was a good laugh and worth the 8 bucks.
Written January 11, 2013
I honestly wasn't sure what type of movie this was going to be; I was skeptical and couldn't enjoy myself. I was happy to find that there was a good plot with a mystery to be solved. I'm not into some of the violence personally, but I liked the occasional unexpected humor to ease the tension. I do think the rating is accurate. Don't bring little ones; this is more for teens and adults. One small warning, if you're upset by recent events in the news, you may want to wait to see it. The opening made me a bit emotional because of this.
I have never read the book that this movie was based on; so, I can't compare the two. The movie, however, had enough twists and turns to keep me interested, and the main characters got me to cheer for them. I think the movie was well acted, and had some very visually exciting scenes(cars, fights, I don't want to give too much away).
Overall, in my opinion it's pretty good. I'm going to need to see it again when I can relax and enjoy the show
Written September 16, 2014
The Reacher books are great. Tom Cruise is a terrific actor but not as Reacher! The guy who plays John on the TV series Person of Interest would have been perfect.
Written October 01, 2014
Very well-done, faithfully-presented adaptation of Lee Child's gripping book. Inventive, gripping, and well-made. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie.
For the record, on principle I still profoundly regret the casting of Tom Cruise in the lead role as Jack Reacher (solely because I'm an avid follower if the series and over a decade+ Lee Child has inextricably painted a very specific body type--massive physical stature--into the minds of readers). That said, Cruise clearly demonstrates his commanding screen presence, and taking the role by itself, I was convinced and entertained.
Definitely worth seeing--in the theater. Pre-movie suggestion for Lee Child Reacher fans: Forget about the character from the books.
Written December 25, 2012
I love to look at Tom Cruise...but even his looks were not enough to make me sit through the whole movie. Script was sad.
I love action movies...but this was a waste of time.