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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…
Well this is still absolutely terrific fun to the point where I'm wondering why it's taken them so long to decide to do a sequel.
But the important thing is that they ARE doing a sequel and you're all going to go out and see it and Tom is going to keep making Mission Impossible and Jack Reacher films until he can no longer run. Which will never happen because Tom doesn't age. So don't let me down here. Make Jack Reacher 2 a big hit. You know it makes sense.
A few things quickly.
1) The bit in the bar is gold. There are some barbed one liners being thrown around in there that are just awesome, even more…
In Lee Childs books, Jack Reacher is basically huge and has the size of a mountain. Even tho Tom Cruise is far away from that. The character is on point.
Reacher: Go get Sandy for me.
Cashier: I need to see some ID.
Reacher: Go get Sandy.
Cashier: Well, I need to see something...
Reacher: How about the inside of an ambulance?
Seemed kind of beneath the breadth and skill of an actor like Tom Cruise; he already has his "for fun" franchise in Mission: Impossible, this kind of feels like a paycheck more than anything else. He's kind of a less intense Jason Bourne here, and the movie as a whole is so forgettable that despite watching it last night I already feel like it's been months. Cruise is fine, but he's made better films and there are hundreds of better films from the "one bruiser fighting for justice" genre.
Not as bad as I expected. Rather ok, actually.
first time viewing
Oh look, there's another film where a guy has to go outside the law to get justice. It's a bit of an overused concept, but overall pretty good movie. Tom Cruise has a tooth in the direct center of his face. Don't believe me? Look it up. He has a cool leather jacket, and when he gets out of the car and hides, that was cool too. That tooth is pretty creepy tho. You know what's not creepy? Chef.
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This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
So much to love here. Cruise kills it as a Man With No Name type. Herzog OWNS as a villain. Dialogue zips and zaps. Fight choreography flows well (aided by some top notch editing). Cruise getting all jargon-y about soldiers and guns and shit rules. Duvall rules. The climactic shootout rules. The violence straddles that glorious line between unsettling and FUCKING AWESOME. Everything comes together so well.
That being said, how the fuck does jobber supreme Jai Courtney still get work? If you've got a more nondescript motherfucker to fill out a zip-up and blue jeans, I'd like to see him. Absolute charisma sinkhole. Why is this guy still getting a push? Are we really that low on handsome-ish brunette…
why does anyone else even try to make movies, Tom Cruise and Chris McQ have got it down
Werner Herzog for president