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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…
"John Wick", "Jack Reacher"? Our aging action heroes got a new somewhat-similarly-named star vehicle. And what should I say? Those guys are still our action heroes and can still pull it off and carry a movie while speeding through it in full force (and I can't think of anyone in the younger generation who could do it as convincing).
Extra bonus: Werner Herzog playing a sinister crime lord.
Tiene casi todos los clichés del supermán madreador imparable (solo le faltó encamar a la damisela en peligro), pero está entretenida. Dato curioso: en los libros, Jack Reacher es un mastodonte rubio de 1.96m con físico de Captain America, a diferencia del no-precisamente-imponente Tom Cruise.
Ich bin großer Fan der Romanreihe von Lee Childs. Da ich vor Kurzem 'Sniper' gelesen habe, musste ich mir mal wieder die Verfilmung anschauen. Tom Cruise entspricht zwar nicht der Beschreibung des Jack Reachers, aber das ist mir egal, da ich Tom einfach supergerne sehe. Im Film wird auf ein paar wichtige Charaktere aus dem Buch verzichtet, aber die Story funktioniert auch so. Die Action ist gut, der Film sieht super aus und der Sound fetzt einfach.
Freue mich jetzt schon auf 'Jack Reacher 2'.
Oh boy. Where does Tom Cruise end and Jack Reacher begin?! I like to think Tom Cruise thinks he actually IS Reacher. This movie is for Dads. It gets a star cuz the chase scene was done well.
Tom Cruise - an actor in search of another franchise. He takes on David Oyelowo and Jai Courtenay with the aid of his Days of Thunder co-star. (Not Michael Rooker, but wouldn't that be cool?)
Say what you like about Tom-Cruise-the-Human-Being, you can't deny that Tom-Cruise-the-Actor is quite the screen presence and has had a pretty decent run of movies in the last few years. This is one such movie - a markedly more dark and less comic-booky affair than something like the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE movies or EDGE OF TOMORROW (great though they are).
Didn't expect much from this, when I first saw it, but was pleasantly surprised at how good it was; literary differences aside, this has become something of a dependable go-to thriller, for me, and so I've seen this a few times now. More of a detective story than outright action flick (though it does have its moments), I must admit to looking forward to further instalments.
Pure entertainment, action thriller done right. Duvall is a delight in a small role. Surprising number of quirky fun dilogue.
I dug it. There, I said it.
"Jack Reacher" is a fine film thriller. In its simple, efficient stylishness, and its western-vigilante vibe, it harks back to 70s or 80s Siegel-Eastwood collaborations. Unfortunately, it comes with some excess baggage. Firstly, it's based on a novel in a mega-bestselling series. Secondly, it stars Tom Cruise. Without these two baggage items, the film - if a suitable lead had been cast - would be far less contentious. It would also probably have never been green-lit or at least have never been seen by so many. Fascinating conundrums...
I've only read one of Lee Child's Reacher series (Bad Luck and Trouble), but I loved it, and have always wanted to read more. The police procedural work/mystery element in this series…
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