Jack Reacher 2012

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Mystery crime drama starring Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike. Adapted from a novel in Lee Child's best-selling crime series, the film sees Cruise in the title role as an ex-military policeman turned vigilante drifter who is called in to investigate after an expert sniper takes the lives of five random victims.

Starring:
Werner Herzog,David Oyelowo
Runtime:
2 hours, 10 minutes

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Jack Reacher

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Crime
Director Christopher McQuarrie
Starring Werner Herzog, David Oyelowo
Supporting actors Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Tom Cruise
Studio Paramount
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz #1 REVIEWER#1 HALL OF FAME 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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2 of 2 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By W. Rodick TOP 500 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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31 of 37 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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