Written December 22, 2012
An absolutely very smart film!! Tom Cruise is fantastic as always! I thought Skyfall, Breaking Dawn, and even The Hobbit were going to be the best movies of the year, not so! Jack Reacher has a great script, excellent acting, great balance of acting and action and very well thought out. I love a film where you think you know what's going on but you really don't. By far the best movie of the holiday season and a grown up only must see.
Written December 21, 2012
I have to say that I was surprised that it is better than I thought it would be. Suspenseful, investigative with some fairly good action scenes. There was one which made me go "Hmm?" but overall this is a good film for the genre.
Written December 27, 2012
I actually waited 2 days after the movie to review it, and am glad I did as I probably would have given this a little better rating if I didnt take the time to really think about it. I did not read the books, and have noticed many say that Jack Reacher is suppose to be alot taller, well over 6 foot tall, which Tom Cruise definitaly isnt, but being I didnt read the book, and honestly not being a Tom Cruise fan, did think he did a good job playing his part, there was plenty of action throughout. The only real problem I have with this movie, and maybe if you see it you'll pay real close attention to the story, but I didnt get the "Plot" of the movie, or if I do understand the plot in what I think it was, then it seems far fetched that so many people would be killed for just that. I dont want to give the movie away, but do suggest when you learn why the shootings happened, really pay close attention the real "why", what was gained. I'd give this 2 1/2 stars because I'm still lost a bit.
Written December 21, 2012
As Lee Child said in a recent interview, Reacher's size is a characteristic, not his character. Cruise gets at most of his character, adn Rosamund Pike does a wonderful job. The action and dialogue is a little too comic book style, but I still really enjoyed the movie, and assume the Reacher series will now have a lot fo sequels
Written December 26, 2012
Watch Tom Cruise fight bad guys and not really get hurt!
Watch Tom Cruise get hit in the back of the head with a lead pipe and barely bleed!
Watch Tom Cruise drive 60's muscle cars just like in some of his other movies!
Watch Tom Cruise go shirtless in his motel room with his co-star!
Watch his new blonde co-star try to act and fail!
Watch people shot with a sniper rifle simply fall "gently" to the ground!
Watch Tom come into the room at just the right time!
Watch Tom Cruise play the same character over and over!
Watch Werner Herzog be wasted in a supporting role!