Written February 16, 2013
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 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 December 27, 2012
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 December 24, 2012
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.