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  • Actors: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog
  • Directors: Christopher McQuarrie
  • Writers: Lee Child
  • Format: Letterboxed, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 22 April 2013
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (684 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008N6YQ26
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 896 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Ex-military investigator Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise, Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol) leaps off the pages of Lee Child's bestselling novel and onto the big screen in the explosive thriller that critics are calling "a superior thriller*". When five people are gunned down and all the evidence points to someone who swears he's innocent, only one man has the skills to take the true criminals out. The law has limits, but Jack Reacher doesn't in this full-throttle action smash hit.

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When you hire Tom Cruise to be in your Tom Cruise movie, there's never a question that you're going to get your money's worth. The movie may not be worth the expense, but as a professional who delivers 100 percent 100 percent of the time, Cruise will give the proceedings his undivided attention. In Jack Reacher Cruise plays the title character with complete gusto, and even though it ends up a pretty run-of-the-mill crime drama, his presence and commitment elevates this violent, bloody, and attractively atmospheric movie to the level of, well, a reliably pleasurable Tom Cruise experience. Jack Reacher is the protagonist in a series of popular novels by Lee Child. There was some sniping among fans that Cruise bears no resemblance to Child's Reacher, a burly, shadowy former army policeman who has moved into the private investigator business--but mostly for Cruise himself. No matter; as a leading man, Cruise is always going to be himself anyway, so the ghostlike qualities built in to his character take on their own mythical qualities that allow both Cruise and Reacher to get the job done. In a somewhat unsettling opening sequence that shows a lone gunman killing a handful of seemingly random people at a public park, the mystery is born and Reacher materialises to help the police sort things out. Again seemingly, the killer has been positively identified and apprehended and is dead-to-rights guilty. But this former army sniper asks for Jack Reacher to suss out the deeper crazy truth. Reacher and the alleged gunman have a history that dates back to their military service when Reacher investigated him for heinously murdering civilians during a psychotic break, a crime that he really did commit, but for which he went unpunished due to one of those pesky legal technicalities. Nevertheless, Reacher's goal is justice, and his investigative instincts tell him this new crime points in an entirely different direction. There are several sequences that play brilliantly in the context of Reacher's skill as a killing machine on his own. One takes place in the close confines of a tiny hallway and bathroom where Reacher faces down a posse of thugs armed with guns and a baseball bat, besting them all in a flurry of acrobatic brutality. He also single-handedly beats up a gang of toughs in the alley behind a bar. But the movie's high point is an excellent chase scene between two roaring muscle cars on the dark streets of Pittsburgh (the city itself plays a great role throughout), with Cruise clearly and expertly handling the wheel himself. Though somewhat convoluted, the plot is well conceived and the large cast supports Cruise's commanding presence nicely. Richard Jenkins and Robert Duvall do their usual excellent work, though it is Werner Herzog as a wildly over-the-top villain who makes things positively gleeful in his few scenes. Of course it always comes back to Tom Cruise and his dedication to the movie's greater good that makes Jack Reacher so enjoyable, even when its reach exceeds its grasp. --Ted Fry

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 22 April 2013
Format: DVD
The film opens up like "Basic" with one man requesting another. A man (Joseph Sikora) is accused of random shootings. The evidence is overwhelmingly against him. In Iraq he was a sniper. Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) arrives as a brash and cocky individual, a role Tom Cruise has perfected. Jack is elusive. Eventually he takes on the task as the lead investigator for the accused. His lawyer (Rosamund Pike) happens to be the daughter of the prosecutor (Richard Jenkins). As Jack investigates, things are not what they seem which draws us into the story.

Unfortunately the mystery is short lived as clues come too fast. It then resorts to an us vs. them with a car chase scene that lasted way too long for this type of crime drama. The script was otherwise well done. Acting was as we would expect from the cast. Makes for a decent rental. There could be a Jack Reacher sequel, hopefully with some complexity. This is another film shot in Pittsburgh, the Hollywood of the East.

Parental Guide: 1 F-bomb, no sex or nudity. Some spicy language and sexual references.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 11 May 2013
Format: DVD
First off I'm not a huge Cruise fan, though I do feel he has matured as an actor over the years and is certainly more than capable of delivering the goods when required.

In this case I think the film worked well, it is good...but possibly not quite the epic it might have been.
I don't want to spoil the story line (which is well paced, and interesting) Cruise is good in his role, and puts in a solid performance. He's kept himself in decent shape too, which helps the action side a decent bit.

Rosamund Pike, easy on the eyes but more importantly she can act and does well for a supporting role. The rest of the cast also quite happy with they are good in their supporting roles, also nice to see Robert Duvall in here too.

I found the film held my attention from start to finish (a good sign) This is more a thinking film so if you want a lazy night in with a casual or no plot movie, you might be better off with a Jason Statham offering. Nice camera work, good script, decent strong acting, and a good story this delivers well on that front. Action wise some good bits (this is by no means an all guns blazing no plot film), nice driving sequence and a good conclusion with a tense shoot out at the end. If there is anything to be critical, it's that this doesn't in some ways offer much new to the genre, but then few do.

Without revealing any of the story (it's really quite good and not as it seems from the start) I think this is well worth checking out if you want a thinking mans action film. A decent 4/5 film, I did enjoy it and the people watching it with me also like it. At just over 2 hours it's a tad longer than some, but I kept me watching and eager to see the story unfold. Certainly one of the better films in recent years in the genre.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By tone on 5 Nov. 2014
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Just fancied watching a good film of gun action. Well I got this film completely wrong, it's clever!
I am so glad I purchased this film, as I need to watch it again maybe for the bits I missed the first time. Really clever story line, and more of a detective film with great twists. Lately I have got slightly bored of "Cruise" playing the same action roles but as the great actor he is he really does excel in this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ASDFG on 26 Jan. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
I wanted to give this a 3.5 star rating but clearly Amazon doesn't understand this concept for films (it is a book company after all!).
Anyway, I haven't read the book but after watching the film I will. Some people are getting hung up about JR's height in the book (6ft 5) but frankly there are very few good actors of that height available. Get over it. The film is a slow burner, deliberately setting the scene for what is about to come in the 2nd half. Couldn't help think Rosamund Pike role was restricted due to being pregnant whilst shooting the film. In the end under used. David Oyelowo is great. TC beginning to lose his youthful looks but still delivers. Robert Duvall way past his use by date. I think this is one of those films that gets better second time round. It won't win awards but does what it says on the tin.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By W. Rodick TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 17 Jun. 2013
Format: DVD
The man who wrote the only film in the modern era worthy of a 'classic' superlative also wrote this film. But The Usual Suspects [DVD] [1995] was directed by Bryan Singer. As well as direction Jack Reacher just falls short of Suspects on the originality score. And that memorable music. And distinctive characterisation. And Warrington's own Pete Postlethwaite

Reacher is a cracking thriller. But I can't quite manage to give it the five star badge because it does reference other films. The Conversation [DVD] [1974] and Enemy of the State (Extended Edition) [DVD] come to mind as well as scenes lifted almost straight from Suspects. The story is very good. I like the details of the small-war times in which we live. Certainly worth the quick to supermarket price it has gone to.
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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Mark Dyer on 12 Jun. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I've read all the Reacher books (I think) and have no great objection to someone of Tom Cruise's size being cast as JR. As far as I am concerned, however, the film didn't do enough to differentiate itself from the many other 'Action movies' already made.

Not enough was made of the calm and brooding menace, and the great powers of deduction. I think that's a combination of the screenplay and direction, as well as the acting. TC can do many things but he certainly couldn't stride manfully about the police station in the early scenes and he couldn't scowl or stare down anyone, as in the scene in the bus depot. The attempt at a 'seven samurai' moment immediately before the car chase was quite poor.

And why have a car chase? That just put the film into similar territory as the Bournes, Bruce Willis and others. I think the time should have been spent developing and illustrating the character, to create something different and play to its strengths. Talking of acting; I thought TC looked quite anxious whilst driving the car - I imagine JR isn't anxious about anything.

I enjoyed the opening scenes, the telling of a story without dialogue. We saw something of the analysis and sleuthing but not really enough. I just think that in the end we had a passable but identikit action movie when there had been a good opportunity to create something better.
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