Written May 26, 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 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 July 24, 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.
Written May 29, 2016
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