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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…
Superb Tom Cruise action flick.
An excellent direction by Christopher McQuarrie who almost avoids to do cuts between scenes (the bar fight would have been better without cuts) and Tom Cruise delivering a charismatic performance portraying a lonely wolf/one man army man who doesn't need anything to travel only his clothes.
From the rest of the cast, the second one to shine is legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog who plays the big bad and Robert Duvall too. I wish master Richard Jenkins had a larger role. And Jai Courtney? He is as meh as his other Aussie fellow Sam Worthington but had a well deserved death scene.
And thank god to McQuarrie for delivering some Rosamund Pike fanservice. Oh my.
Forward to see that possible sequel. It's Tom Cruise's finest since his 'Mission Impossible' saga.
So here's another film I'm not quite sure about. There were certainly parts I liked. The fight scenes were good. The car chase was really fun. Rosamund Pike is stunning. The acting was great too. Although, I will say Cruise did seem over the top smug in this flick which seemed a bit out of place at times but if that's what he was going for, great job. The problem I had was how it all played out. Now, I admit, that I am a pretty brain dead movie watcher. My brain shuts off, for the most part, when I sit down to watch something. But I knew something was up way before Reacher in this movie. It seems that…
Volví a ver ayer esta película porque la echaban en Cuatro y la recordaba bastante notable y bueno, a ver, no.
Es entretenida (pese a que, como a tantas películas, le sobra media hora), sale Werner Herzog pidiendo que un tío se arranque el pulgar A BOCAOS, Tom Cruise (sin dobles, o eso dice) reparte buenas mamporrás, y Robert Duvall, claro, se come la pantalla en sus dos o tres escenas.
Lo malo es que los intentos de humor dan mucha vergüenza ajena, hay cosas muy previsibles y la química entre Cruise y Pike está en números rojos.
Pero bueno, que pa' pasar el rato.
P.D.: He revisado la puntuación que le di en su momento en FilmAffinity y ya era un 6/10. Pues vaya.
This contains just about every 'rogue cop who plays against the rules, undermines authority, blurs the line between good and bad, but ultimately gets results' cliche there is. It almost works as a satire of the genre. It's played deadly straight but is so much fun. The dialogue is awful. Cruise fails spectacularly at portraying the wise-cracking anti-hero. He's so miscast. But it's such a joy to watch. A so-good-it's-bad classic. An unexpected treat.
I don't know if I believe that Jack Reacher is smart enough to leap to the conclusions the writers allow him to.
Also, poor Sandy and Helen. I'm sorry someone thought it was okay to throw bullshit unwarranted sexism into this film.
Well, this was surprisingly terrible. I don't know what they were aiming for with Jack Reacher, but it's a jumbled and poorly written mess. The plot itself doesn't make much sense, and Tom Cruise's awkward performance as the "badass" title character just adds to the already messy story. I mean, I guess Werner Herzog is good, but that's about all the praise I can give this film. The talented cast is wasted on a flimsy script and incoherent plot.
This certainly wasn't as all guns blazing as I had expected or the trailer had implied. That's not a complaint as per say. I enjoy a thriller and the investigation side of a film. I liked the opening as well. For a while there is no dialogue and the scenes that are unfold are both chilling and intriguing. Sadly that just wasn't sustained which is partly the reason for my rather average rating. It was entertaining enough while it was on but I haven't really thought about it since other than to write this review, a marginally late 24 hours later which might say it all actually.
I was in asshole mode when I first saw this one. Watched it on a laptop, in a foul mood, I was irritated by Duvall's character, did not care for Werner as a villain and complained about the humor like a moron. Saw it on a proper bluray and I realized I couldn't be more wrong. Superior in every way. I can't believe what I said about this film last time I saw it. To my everlasting shame! Ah! I take it all back!
This movie is flat! I know Cruise is a brainwashed zombie, but this was a bad performance even for him. Very poorly cut film... confusing, disengaging, constantly cutting in the middle of people's lines. Wierdly timed wide shots, constantly popping in and out. Rosamund always had this fake lighting. The story was predictable and didn't have a proper. There were never any stakes for Reacher... He was invincible! The action was passable, but there was no chance of caring about the characters. I had to watch a good action flick (T2) right after this to be able to sleep that night. Blarg.
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