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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 liked this movie because it was 2 hours of tom cruise mind-fucking people. a typical scene:
Jack Reacher: "does shelly work here?"
Random Vaguely Evil N00B: "she's not in today."
Jack Reacher: "thanks, now i know she works here. you've been #REACHED!"
and then when he's not mind-fucking people, Werner Herzog shows up to talk about eating his own fingers or something. "what do mysterious super villains dream about?" i was hoping when he was inevitably shot he'd be all like "it is an insignificant bullet." oh well. i'm pretty sure Herzog agreed to do it because the movie was filmed in the one place he'd always been too afraid to set a production: Pittsburgh.
i had no idea…
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.
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…
Opening with a brilliant and wordless sequence that is as shocking as it is ruthlessly efficient, Jack Reacher starts with a bang, or six. Unfortunately, as soon as the characters open their mouths things begin to unravel. Based on a 17 book series the character of Jack Reacher obviously has his fans but on the basis of this franchise-opener I’m not going to be one of them.
Most of the pre-release discussion was reserved for the bizarre casting of Tom Cruise as the titular hero. Fans moaned he didn’t fit the hulking 6’5” profile of their beloved investigator yet the problem is less with Cruise and more down to the character he portrays. He’s a frankly ridiculous superhuman who is…
"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…
You know, I didn't give this movie enough credit the first time around. Shit like the two goons beating each other up by accident, or the car chase, or the last shootout? And of course The Herzog. All great stuff. Still too goddamn long though.
What the hell? Why didn't anyone tell me that Werner Herzog plays a role in this movie? And as the bad guy?! How did this fact possibly elude me for this long? FIVE STARS!
*takes deep breath*
OK, so it's not a five star movie, despite my desire to hug Mr. Herzog under a rainbow. But it is a good mystery-action-thriller nonetheless. I especially enjoyed the use of camera shots in the car chases that emphasized the actor's presence in the scene.
This was bad very bad. Don't waste your time.
una de las exponentes menores del género tom cruise --aunque con la garantía que trae de fábrica el género tom cruise. o sea, es entretenidísima, tiene buenas secuencias de acción --no tan divertidas ni tan logradas como cualquier misión imposible, eso sí-- y tiene a tom cruise. me pareció destacable su separación de la escena de acción filmada con cámara shaky; de hecho, acá está la antítesis de eso: cámara montada al frente de tres automóviles durante una persecución. bien allí.
cruise está en un papel ligeramente diferente al acostumbrado (no que eso signifique que logre despegarse significativamente de él, cosa más bien imposible). su personaje parece deberle más por momentos al continental op que a ethan hunt: no tiene…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Not having read the popular (and numerous) series of books by Jim Grant, I can't vouch for the faithfulness of the adaptation, though I know some fans of the books are a little upset that Cruise is a full ten inches shorter than he's supposed to be. I'm not sure that height matters all that much though... we get the idea that Jack's a tough, enigmatic mystery man who can take care of himself against incredible odds, and this sort of guy is a long-standing character type that we've seen scores of times throughout the years, whether it's played by shorter guys like like McQueen or Norris or Bronson, or more imposing types like Schwarzenegger or Eastwood or Seagal. Cruise…
Danke für die Empfehlungen hier. Macht echt Laune, allen voran Herzog als Oberbösewicht. Cruise mal nicht als Saubermann am Weg, wirkt hier richtig abgehalftert und kämpft sich schön dreckig durch den Film. Würde den Film weniger mit Shooter vergleichen, da der Protagonist nicht annähernd so allmächtig ist, die einzige Gemeinsamkeit ist wohl die Sniperstory. Schön, dass es auch noch etwas andere Actioner (?) produziert werden.
I really like this film in a simply, no nonsense kinda way. It's cheesy in places but to be honest is good, solid, entertainment.
I'd like to see more but given that it tanked at the box office I'm guessing this will be a solo outing for Mr Reacher. Which is a bit of a shame.
I really had no drive to watch this movie. I've had a copy laying around for more than a year now and threw it on on a whim - mostly due to a lack of other options.
To my surprise, I actually enjoyed this flick. It starts with a pretty griping scene involving a sniper in a parking garage. It made for an intriguing story set up and does a good job of introduction the eponymous character. That character himself is only alright though. I found Jack Reacher a little too powerful with being an expert in fighting, using weapons, having detective skills that would rival Sherlock Holmes and, to boot, he thinks he's funny. The twists and turns in…
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