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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…
(5) Reasons why Jack Reacher is the Best Superhero Film of this decade.
1. It is about a force of pure justice battling against an ultimate nemesis, a force of pure carnality. Jack Reacher, an archetype and ideal, like Superman, is hired to acquit a man whom he knows has murdered in the past. As a force of pure justice, he knows he must clear this man's name because he didn't commit THIS crime. Who is he up against? A shadow man called The Zec, played fantastically by Werner Herzog, who cares only about survival by any means, be it physical (the finger scene is perhaps the best in the film) or financial (his assassination plan has innocent casualties…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Sweet crapola, that opening! You wanna throw the audience off-balance? Don’t let them know the “rules.” Those crosshairs rove around the waterfront from one potential victim to another, and the knot in my stomach is getting tighter because it could be any of them… and then it’s nearly all of them, and I want to throw up, and I’m hooked.
Here’s an evergreen note in my film journal: Sometimes you just shut up and let the professionals work. David Oyelowo’s cop character comes to the murder scene, and there’s no running commentary from some 2nd-in-command, no whip-smart verbal dissection of the crime scene (which also has its pleasures - see Fargo, The Fugitive). From the opening murder to investigation to…
Tom Cruise haciendo del super macho alpha q soluciona todo con su pija o su puño, o ambas.
Al margen de eso, la peli se lleva bien, un tipico thriller norteamericano decente.
A solid, effective, and generally enjoyable thriller. Particular praise goes to the pacing (which gives the film time to breathe, unlike too many modern blockbusters) and an exceptional car chase - although as a whole, the film doesn't really add up to anything special.
this one gets the spinal tap two-word review: shit sandwich.
it should have been called jack-reacharound because, i felt jerked off by this film. and not in a good way, like when you get a handy from a girl you never expected to even have talk to you, let alone tenderize your pork-shank. conversely, this film jerks you off like that girl with dry skin and cold hands, the one who you were expecting to give you a blowjob, but instead ends up squeezing too hard and yanking your junk around like a goddamn wii joystick.
the one good scene is when he gets in a fight at the bar and escapes on the bus. it's the part they show in the commercial. save yourself: read the books instead.
This movie has finally had its broader impact on me. I finally ordered the first Jack Reacher book and Hyunsook has started reading it and reports that it is quite good, systematic, and engaging, though the character in the novel is much larger than Tom Cruise.
I am afraid that this movie is not only something I feel compelled to watch whenever it is on but I am close to upgrading the rating because I am more like a 3.75 in my recent experience of this movie.
Otimo filme, muita ação e boa intriga, o personagem poderia ter sido mais bem explorado mas é muito bom, lembra os filmes dos anos 90 de policiais e até os mais antigos como Bulet. Vale apena!
What had a potential for a decent thriller was ruined by an over the top storyline and tedious runtime. There is still enough action to keep you interested but a mismatch of a cast lets the film down in the end.
This movie is so hilarious and dumb.
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