The Law Has Limits. He Does Not.
In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But the accused man claims he's innocent and says "Get Jack Reacher." Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defense is immensely relieved, but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked at the accused's request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for.
When Werner Herzog tells you to eat your hand, you eat your fucking hand.
I'm struggling to write anything even remotely sensible about this film. It is there. It exists. It is neither good nor bad. It's an entertaining piece of ........eh.......entertainment. And that's about it.
So with all the serious critique out of the way, I'll leave you with this:
- Oblivion: 126 minutes
-Jack Reacher: 130 minutes
- Rock of Ages: 123 minutes
- Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol: 133 minutes
Tom. Dude. Stop compensating for your length, ok? It's ruining your films.
Well after grazing through several of the negative reviews for Jack Reacher, my hopes, before I sat down to watch the film,were not great to say the least. But that really was a blessing in disguise as I was in for a surprise treat. A treat filled with sharp, intelligent dialogue, snappy, witty humour and one which was basically to the point and with no extra fat of melodrama, that I happened to sufficiently enjoy.
Some of the elements of the film which set it up for me from being just the average summer action entertainer( it is in my mind maybe on the borderline of very good) was the musical score, the cinematography, and the screen play.
The character Jack Reacher describes himself in the film as a "drifter with nothing to lose". That is the kind of movie that Jack Reacher is. It is simple, has no time for fluff, and that is why I dig it so much.
This is a straight up detective story that features all the cliches in the book, but everyone involved in making the film is completely aware of that. This is the kind of movie that Charles Bronson or Steve McQueen would have been cast in during the 80s. Think of something like McQueen's The Hunter and you've got a modern equivalent in Jack Reacher. There is a fair amount of talking and figuring things out. There is a…
To write that "Jack Reacher" is a mixed bag is an apt but entirely too negative-sounding description. Christopher McQuarries's film, a slow burning mystery with a comic, tone-bending lilt, follows Tom Cruise's ex-army cop (or something) protagonist through a rip roaring, investigative adventure. McQuarrie pumps elements of noir and action into film in which a lack of style in some scenes becomes a style all its own.
Fortunately, this bag of mixed genre elements and energies is thoroughly engrossing and entertaining. Overall, the experience is both fun and filling. The film requires more from its audience than standard action fare, and, most importantly, is effective enough to make viewers hungry for another jack Reacher adventure.
"There's this guy. He's a kind of cop, at least he used to be. He doesn't care about proof, he doesn't care about the law, he only cares about what's right. He knows what I did. You can't protect me. No one can."
We're at the end of the year, but it's never too late to get a surprise gift. I was sure Jack Reacher was going to be shit. I had no desire to see it after watching the trailers. A funny thing happened though. I started seeing some positive reviews for it on this site and elsewhere. I starting hearing that it was actually pretty good. So beings I can see anything I want for free since my…
There is nothing more heartbreaking than a bar full of white people that has Cypresss Hill's jump around unironically on full blast in 2012. Fuck you Jack Reacher for trying to pass yourself off as a thriller while forcing us to bear witness to the sheer depths of the human condition. Two stars for that one dude's peacoat. I wish I had the frame to pull that off, but sadly they are a thin man's game.
It did drag for me a bit in parts but Cruise is great and anytime Werner Herzog shows up in a film it's a positive.
Can't remember the last time I honestly enjoyed a Tom Cruise film (MI4 was fun, but not...you know, any good), but this was actually kind of awesome. The type of action movie 'they don't make 'em like' any more. Hard men doing hard stuff because it's the right thing to do. You know the sort of things that would make you sick for all the shallow hero worship and mysogeny if they weren't so damn cool! And the big third act action scene is like something out of a Lethal Weapon or Dirty Harry film.
In other words the kind of movie that probably inspired the Jack Reacher novels. I've only read the first one and this one's based on…
Better then usual Tom Cruise movie. Liked all the action sequences and the detective part. Last twenty minutes were a little generic, but good overall.
A bit cheesy for my taste but 100x better than Alex Cross (which I turned off after the first 30 minutes).
A bland story hampers the effectiveness of this otherwise solid Tom Cruise thriller. I've never read the books, so didn't have issues with the much-talked-about physical difference between Cruise and the character of Reacher, and Cruise does bring a great mix of intensity, confidence, and likeability to the role.
Really the problem is the story. The first 15 minutes or so are interesting, but once things settle in 'Reacher' devolves into an episode of a standard TV cop procedural. There aren't any memorable action set pieces, no really surprising twists, and no standout actors or characters aside from Cruise. The only other redeeming quality is some of the dialogue by Christopher McQuarrie (writer of "The Usual Suspects"), and of course…
Digan lo que digan algunos críticos y fans fundamentalistas, Tom Cruise está brillante encarnando a un héroe de acción siempre dispuesto a una réplica coñona mientras te parte la cara. Y Werner Herzog da miedo del de verdad.
No mater what some critics and fundamentalists fans may say: Tom Cruise is brilliant in his embodiment of an action hero tending to the funny reply while he smash your face in. And Werner Herzog really scares.
Ultimately, it's an easily forgettable action movie. But, that doesn't mean it's inherently bad. It's a decent movie, the humor, used incredibly sparingly was rather dry. If you're going to try to funny, at least make it somewhat laughable. The car chase was mediocre. In fact, the only real highlight was the very surprising cameo from Werner Herzog, one of my personal favorite directors.
If you turn your brain off, much like any blockbuster, this movie will entertain you, just don't expect any depth, major plot/character developments, or a clever story.
Pretty entertaining, and I liked that the intentions of the villain and his cohorts was left ambiguous. Despite this, I found some scenes involving that villain to fail miserably.