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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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Startlingly mediocre. From the action choreography to Cruise's performance, the punches never land. And WTF Werner Herzog?
An underatted drama flick that focuses more on the drama than the action but that's not the only good thing about it, it's a good enough adaptation but its also brilliantly made with well done action sequences.
I liked this movie. Its a movie you have to watch or you'll miss something. The bathroom scene is hilarious! Very good acting ... especially the baddies!
The Reacher series of books by British author Lee Child have been phenomenally successful, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood came calling. I did ask Lee Child at a book signing some years before, who would play Reacher, all he would say was negotiations were ongoing but it was going to happen.
If you had polled most readers, Tom Cruise as the titular character might not have been top of the list and in fact the Internet was dripping with vitriol for some weeks after the announcement.
Personifying a well known character from a book is always difficult, you are attempting to match someone who only exists in other people's imagination. Aside of the obvious and insurmountable…
Pues, es lo que te puede dar Tom Cruise.
'Jack Reacher' had a real eighties throwback kind of a vibe to it, and was way more fun than I was expecting. It should have been made with Kurt Russell back in his action man era. Apart from trying to shoehorn in a bunch of super lame one-liners that just don't work in this day and age, it was really well done. I huuuugely appreciated the way the action was directed: longish takes, understandable geography, and the camera wasn't shaking like crazy. For a contemporary action movie, that's rare as fuck.
I thought this was going to be a movie about a guy who was about to retrieve whiskey from inconvenient locations. That being said, I still enjoyed it.
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