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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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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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7 of 7 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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4 of 4 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By tone on 5 Nov. 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By harpoon guns to 'safe', please on 1 Mar. 2015
Format: DVD
Please bear in mind that I haven't read this or any other Jack Reacher books. I read a few thrillers, but frankly don't have enough time to read as many as I'd like. So, if you read the book(s) and hated this movie because it was nothing like the book you liked, then I'm sorry, and I'm often on that side of things, but please don't condemn me here, for I enjoyed this movie for what it is.

I'm not a huge fan of Tom Cruise. My soundbite is "Always awful, occasionally perfect." Awful- "Days of Blunder", "War of the Worlds", "Cocktail"; perfect: "Top Gun", "Minority Report", "Collateral". So that's where I am on this. At least as far as this script, again not the novel, is concerned, Cruise is perfect for the cocky, self-assured Reacher character. He really is. And Robert Duvall turns up, though perhaps with too little to do for such a great man, but as ever, makes it count.

This is quite a good conspiracy thriller. It looks as if it's going to go on to what someone with the background of that great gutsy guy Swofford (of his great autobiography and the outstanding movie "Jarhead"- don't get me wrong, this guy is a hero) might have done post Iraq if he'd gone wrong. However, it rapidly goes off in a completely different direction.

You'd like to be satisfied with the heroic shoot-out, but as usual, how much risk is there when the villains are all such tragically useless shots? However, while it looks as if it's going to end unsatisfactorily, and in some ways it does, one or two things you want to happen are going to happen.

I am a bit torn, I think **** may be a tad generous, but not much.

Quite an enjoyable movie.
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