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About the Movie
Ex-military investigator Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) leaps off the pages of Lee Child’s bestselling novel and onto the big screen in this explosive thriller. When an unspeakable crime is committed, all evidence points to the suspect in custody who offers up a single note in defense: “Get Jack Reacher!” The law has its limits, but Reacher does not when his fight for the truth pits him against an unexpected enemy with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 170
- Fresh: 105
- Rotten: 65
- Average Rating: 6.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Reacher is limited by a lack of originality and hampered by thematic cliches and generic action sequences.
Fresh: There is a dogged leanness to Reacher's pursuit that lifts his adventures from the generic rut ...
Fresh: It's touching beyond measure to see an ex-jarhead and a former soldier putting aside their differences in a display of mutual respect, understanding and shooting bad guys in the face.
Fresh: This is brisk, attention-grabbing, and generally unpretentious -- basically an old noir programmer inflated to blockbuster proportions.
Not Jack but great
He might not be 6'5" as the Reacher in the novel but I still enjoyed the movie version.
Having read all the Reacher books, I looked forward to this movie - even though Tom Cruise isn't as tall as Jack. I really enjoyed it - Cruise brought his own dimension to the character that was effective and resembled Reacher in the novels.
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I thought that this was a great movie. I have absolutely no idea why critics did not like this movie. It had great action and it Tom Cruise was really funny too. I don't know about any of you reading this if you enjoyed this movie or not, but if you haven't seen it and you like good action, this is the movie for you.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2012
- © 2012 By Paramount Pictures Corp. All Rights Reserved.