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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…
Well this is still absolutely terrific fun to the point where I'm wondering why it's taken them so long to decide to do a sequel.
But the important thing is that they ARE doing a sequel and you're all going to go out and see it and Tom is going to keep making Mission Impossible and Jack Reacher films until he can no longer run. Which will never happen because Tom doesn't age. So don't let me down here. Make Jack Reacher 2 a big hit. You know it makes sense.
A few things quickly.
1) The bit in the bar is gold. There are some barbed one liners being thrown around in there that are just awesome, even more…
I feel like I would've liked this movie better if I didn't watch it straight after re watching The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Originally I watched this film on a plane where the monitor kept glitching out and going back to the beginning, so I originally gave it only a decent score. But I decided to rewatch it to give it a more respectable chance with watching the film in full on my non-glitchy computer. And it was awesome. Can't wait for Never Go Back.
This is one of the more surprisingly fun action movies I've ever seen. Cruise is great, the story is tight, and there are a lot of funny little touches that lets you know that the people in the movie know they're in the middle of an action movie as well (Default Auto Store anyone?). I really like this movie.
2nd viewing of this. 1st time around I remember thinking it was pretty solid, a feeling of surprise that it turned out to be actually ok. This time around, I realised how legitimately great it is. The opening sniper, bar brawl and car chase sequences are terrific. The script drops in plenty of humour throughout - the 2 stooges vs Reacher in the bathroom is tremendous. Treads (successfully) a very fine line between parody and winking at the camera, can't wait for the sequel.
Jack Reacher: Never Back Down is pretty high on my "rest of 2016" anticipation list, but the trailer doesn't quite click with me. Watching the movie again, it's clear that it's because Jack's superhuman ability to get one over on his enemies isn't what makes the original movie compelling, but his detective work, his attitude, his partnership with Helen Rodin (Rosamund Pike).
It's extremely minor, but the cute gag where the guy at the bus stop gives Jack his hat also really bugs me. It'd be better if Jack slipped out of the car while one was passing and blended in at the bus stop without anyone noticing. There's no compelling reason for everyone at the bus stop to trust him.
I thought this was a really entertaining movie. Good action and suspense, and some pretty funny lines/moments. Looking forward to the second one in October.
(Disclaimer: I have not read the books and I won’t nor do I care to.)
I must have been burned out on the “old guy kickin’ ass” –genre of movies at the time this came out, and that style of movie was in high demand at the time, because I rated it much lower but now rewatching Jack Reacher I had a ton of fun. There are some individual gripes to be had but they end up being more nitpicks than anything else, the movie is very well aware of its identity and if you allow yourself to go on that ride instead of forcing what you want it to be on it you’ll get a good action movie night.…
This movie i didn't expect to like it looked meh
But man this movie was such a fun action thriller
-Tom Cruise as Jack reacher who plays a man who does what it is right and Cruise fits the bill
-Rosamund pike who is beautiful and intelligent in the role as the attorney
-the fight scenes are pretty well done
-the cop who who is in the inside which I felt like bullshit and obvious
-the ending felt bleh didn't have the climax that was feeling enough
Other then that i definitely recommend to watch this flim
This movie has Tom Cruise in it.
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