Jack Reacher Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 13, 2013

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 | Original Score: B
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
May 7, 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 | Original Score: 4.5/5
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine
May 7, 2013

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 | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
May 5, 2013

McQuarrie deftly intermixes observations on human nature - aware that in life, as in all great mysteries, people are not so easily described as "killer" and "victim." Part of why you root for Jack Reacher is his empathy for these foibles and follies.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Christopher Null
Film Racket
April 26, 2013

Jack Reacher revolves around wild impossibilities and baffling motivations, and the conclusion is a whopper that outdoes everything I've discussed above.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
March 28, 2013

Another macho loner fights for justice

Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 3, 2013

A violent adaptation of the bestselling novels about an Iraq War veteran turned vigilante investigator.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 24, 2013

...a better-than-average modern-day thriller that hopefully marks the start of a promising new series.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
February 7, 2013

Cruise may be getting older, but he's still the best action star in Hollywood. "Jack Reacher" is typical of the kind of smart choices he's making these days. We could really use more films like this one.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 3, 2013

'Jack Reacher' is a lot smarter than you've been led to believe by the ads.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
February 2, 2013

It's easy to like the idea of a Jack Reacher movie; it takes a little more effort to like the one writer-director Christopher McQuarrie (who penned 'The Usual Suspect's) has made.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
Top Critic
January 21, 2013

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

Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
January 20, 2013

Another notch on Tom Cruise's action hero belt and demonstrates why he is still one the most bankable action men in Hollywood

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jim Schembri
3AW
January 16, 2013

This is solid, enjoyable, formula-driven stuff designed to self-replicate into a film series, nothing more - and there's nothing wrong with that.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
January 14, 2013

Reacher is a fascinating character, to be sure, both a virtuous crusader for justice and a cold-blooded killer. Here's hoping that any future big-screen installments might develop those conflicted sides into something with a darker edge.

Neil Pond
American Profile
January 9, 2013

An often outlandish, overly talky crime-procedural drama that seems like a vanity project its marquee star must have wanted to do with his director buddy while waiting for their next "Mission Impossible" collaboration.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
January 7, 2013

So long as you accept that the twain will never meet between the film and book versions of Jack Reacher, you should be able to enjoy each exclusively if not necessarily as a compliment to one another.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes
January 6, 2013

(Cruise)... is assisted by a fine supporting cast that includes, besides Pike, Jenkins and Herzog, David Owelolo, Jai Courtney and Cruise's old buddy, the great Robert Duvall who, at age 81, continues to amaze.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
January 6, 2013

Unless you cast Yao Ming as Bilbo Baggins, what bearing does height have on a characterisation? Thank Christ that Cruise has an unwavering sense of self, as Jack Reacher is old school action dynamite.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
January 4, 2013

Ultimately, the film rises and falls on Cruise's aggressively magnetic performance.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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