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.
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…
"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…
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…
The only bummer in this film is the fact that Tom Cruise doesnt sprint in the movie, not even once.
Then whats the point?...does he at least say somehing threatening very calmly?
Yes, many times.
Enough to make up for not sprinting?
No, nothing can ever make up for that, nothing.
Tom Cruise attrae la folla in stile Liam Neeson. Pugni, pallottole, sarcasmo e telefonate minacciose. Hurrà, Hurrà!
I am sure many of you might have come across certain people who brags and acts a lot like a ‘tough guy’ but in real they’d be just another loser, well Tom Cruise in ‘Jack Reacher’ felt exactly like that. I’ve read certain Lee Child’s novels so I did have a ‘Jack Reacher’ picture in my head, and I don’t know where Cruise fit the description of of a 6’5″ tall blonde weighing a 210-250 lbs who takes on his foes as calmly as possible. The sheer frame of Jack Reacher was intimidating, when I last read a Lee Child novel, and Tom was nowhere close to intimidating. Yes he does deliver his dialogues with panache, he has that sparkle…
One of the worst movie from Tom Cruise
Highly effective action thriller, which delivers on nearly every level.
A disappointment considering the director/screenwriter. I have never read any of the books, but I got a vague feeling of an adaptation being too literal, what with a pretty simple, straightforwards plot (which is good) saved for a few twists being stretched over two hours. And with those two hours I still don't have a good feel for the characters at all. Some of Reacher's moments come across as unintentionally funny, especially when he said something vaguely threatening/cool and there was dead air afterwards; some moments I feel would work if he's a big, thick guy like many people who have read the books described (women's swooning over him and bad guys' gingerly approach to him, for example). Still, what works really works. The opening scene is really great, horrifying, and gripping. The action scenes are really good, from the brutal fights to involving car chases. And Werner Herzog is great as the villain, although criminally underused.
En Jack Reacher, Tom Cruise da vida a un detective que va siempre dos pasos por delante de todos y que conoce siete maneras de neutralizarte. Añádele a eso un verbo rápido y una conversación telefónica capaz de mirar a la cara a la de Liam Neeson en Taken y tienes un Batman involuntario que es mejor Batman que las tres películas protagonizadas por Christian Bale juntas.
Plus: hostias secas, persecución con ritmazo, secundarios de lujo (Werner Herzog a la cabeza), mira, yo qué sé.
So first off, I rarely fall asleep while watching films, almost never. But I fell asleep in this...with about 5 minutes to go, in the middle of the climatic fight between the good guy and the bad guys. Says all you need to know about the film. I don't know how it finished...nor do I particularly care.
Tom Cruise needs to stop!
It was good. Tom Cruise is a good actor in this. The supporting cast is pretty decent.
He plays a detective that comes out of hiding to work on this crazy case. There is action. It's similar to the Mission Impossible movies but this relies on plot twists more heavily than over-the-top stunts. I honestly think it holds its own against any of those or the Bourne movies.