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Jack Reacher (2012)



Critic Consensus: Jack Reacher is an above-average crime thriller with a smoothly charismatic performance from Tom Cruise.

Movie Info

Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shooter-a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right-and soon the slam-dunk case explodes. Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning-and then beat him shot for shot. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: PG-13 (for violence, language and some drug material)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Christopher McQuarrie
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 7, 2013
Box Office: $80.0M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


Tom Cruise
as Jack Reacher
Jai Courtney
as Charlie
James Martin Kelly
as Rob Farrior
Susan Angelo
as Online Archer
Julia Yorks
as Chrissie Farrior
Nicole Forester
as Nancy Holt
Delilah Picart
as Rita Coronado
Joe Coyle
as Darren Sawyer
Alicia Murton
as Mrs. Saywer
Peter Gannon
as Mr. Archer
David Whalen
as Mr. Holt
Tristan Elma
as Marcos Coronado
Sophie Guest
as Little Girl
Michael Minor
as Eyewitness
CJ Ramirez
as Secretary
Teri Clark Linden
as Night Manager
Jarid Faubel
as Man on Bus
Sara Lindsey
as Woman on Bus
Jace Jeanes
as Zec's Thug
Andrei Runtso
as Zec's Thug
Efka Kvaraciejus
as Zec's Thug
Lee Child
as Desk Sergeant
Tommy Lafitte
as Man With Ballcap
Jordon Trovillion
as Goodwill Cashier
Annie Kitral
as Pawn Shop Cashier
Lissy Gulick
as Diner Waitress
Larissa S. Emanuele
as Sports Bar Waitress
Jason McCune
as Construction Foreman
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News & Interviews for Jack Reacher

Critic Reviews for Jack Reacher

All Critics (170) | Top Critics (42)

There is a dogged leanness to Reacher's pursuit that lifts his adventures from the generic rut ...

Full Review… | January 21, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

It's so forgettable that its rewatchability factor could be off the charts.

Full Review… | April 14, 2016

Plain, cleanly directed meat-and-potatoes action filmmaking that aspires to competence and simplicity. A nice change of pace.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

Usually McQuarrie keeps things light, letting us enjoy the fantasy of one man defending himself against five enemies with nothing but his fists.

Full Review… | July 13, 2013

Christopher McQuarrie's Jack Reacher is that rare blend of hard-hitting action and smooth-talking dialogue that makes for an entertaining film.

Full Review… | May 7, 2013
We Got This Covered

Cruise does his best to keep a straight face and make himself halfway believable as a brainy roughhouser - think of a less intense Jason Bourne - but ridiculous plotting undermines his efforts.

Full Review… | May 7, 2013
OK! Magazine

Audience Reviews for Jack Reacher


This action thriller may not reinvent the wheel but it delivers exciting and engaging entertainment for two hours, even adds some surprising pinches of humor. Cruise remains one of the most convincing leading men in the business, filling the role of the smart tough guy with obvious joy. Particularly bizarre and terrifying is Werner Herzog's mastermind villain. Much more rewarding than expected! Genre fans can do no wrong here.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer


Cruise doing his usual role of bad-ass. Enjoyable.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer


this film was not at all what i expected. it's sort of a cross between jason bourne and columbo, heavier on the detective work and fairly light on action until the end. the plot was a bit weak, and much of the motivation for the crime was left completely unexplained, but the film was fun and entertaining and the character of jack reacher is compelling enough. overall a solid film.

danny d

Super Reviewer

Jack Reacher Quotes

Jack Reacher: Take the girl.
– Submitted by Evan A (2 years ago)
Jack Reacher: Pay your cheque first.
Jeb: I'll pay later.
Jack Reacher: You won't be able to.
Jeb: You think?
Jack Reacher: All the time. You should try it.
– Submitted by Bogdan G (3 years ago)
Jack Reacher: Yout think I'm a hero? I am not a hero. I'm a drifter with nothing to lose.
– Submitted by Bryan O (3 years ago)
Emerson: Awkward meeting you.
Jack Reacher: Likewise.
– Submitted by Evan M (3 years ago)

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