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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…
Reach up for the stars...
Having just watched Mission Impossible II, I was hoping for another Tom Cruise vehicle unafraid of winking at the audience. And I must tell you, for a good while I was disappointed. The plot was standard issue. Tom Cruise was doing his usual action hero Cruising. At certain moments the camera positively leered at Rosamund Pike.
But then Werner Herzog appeared, in a suitable role. And later Robert Duvall appeared, in a suitable role. They could not rescue the movie from itself, but they helped make it worth it's runtime.
Slightly better then average action film. Nothing outstanding or surprising in any way.
Decent story, meh acting, but I'm a sucker for badass vigilantes like The Punisher... this one fit the bill. Great chase sequence too.
I want to give this movie a lower rating, simply because only 48 hours later, I can't remember much about it. It has little lasting value. That being said, it's a fine film. I was definitely entertained and intrigued by its plot throughout. I thought the dialogue was punchier than this sort of boiler-plate, not-quite-detective story gets, and McQuarrie has a decent eye as a director. Cruise is fine here as well, not at his best perhaps. The most entertaining part of the film is Werner Herzog's performance as the villain where it seems he couldn't be bothered to learn dialogue, but the production was perfectly happy to just let him spout his now famous man vs nature rhetoric instead. I would've liked some more hand to hand dismantling of henchmen. Sincerely though, I couldn't tell you anything about this movie's plot. I don't remember it even a little. So, I guess... it's ok?
"More like DICK PUNCHER am I right? Cuz he punches like, ALL THE DICKS!"
Couple of unnecessary thrash elements involved like Herzog as one of the villains and some other scenes. Nonetheless a very watchable thriller
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