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Jack Reacher Reviews

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Eric D. Snider

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 Source: | Original Score: B

July 13, 2013
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered

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 Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 7, 2013
Nick Rogers

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 Source: | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 5, 2013
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

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

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground | Original Score: 3/5

March 3, 2013
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

February 24, 2013
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

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 Source: Movie Chambers | Original Score: A-

February 7, 2013
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

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

Full Review Source: Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 3, 2013
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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There is a dogged leanness to Reacher's pursuit that lifts his adventures from the generic rut ...

Full Review Source: New Yorker

January 21, 2013
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

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 Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 4/5

January 20, 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 Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3/5

January 16, 2013
Cole Smithey

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 Source: | Original Score: B-

January 7, 2013
Michael A. Smith

(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 Source: MediaMikes | Original Score: 4/5

January 6, 2013
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat

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 Source: The Aristocrat | Original Score: 4/5

January 6, 2013
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle

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

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

January 4, 2013
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A less robotic lead would have been appreciated, but McQuarrie has delivered an efficient action-crime film with Reacher as the sort of unstoppable, ultracompetent reluctant hero once played on the B-movie circuit by Chuck Norris.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

January 4, 2013
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Rosamund Pike's underwritten role mostly requires her to goggle at Reacher's deductive genius and swoon at his pecs, but even if Jack Reacher won't leave nonpartisan viewers weak at the knees it still delivers straightforward genre thrills.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

January 3, 2013
Simon Foster

As the melodrama unfolds, Jack Reacher might occasionally feel like a minor work in Tom Cruise's filmography; hindsight may reveal it to be one of his most accomplished and defining characterisations.

Full Review Source: Screen-Space

January 3, 2013
Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
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If Cruise's fantasy superhero garners as many staunch fans ... we may be witnessing the birth of a new franchise.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3/5

January 2, 2013
Jackie K. Cooper

He may not look the way Lee Child described him in his books, but for movie fans Tom Cruise is Jack Reacher.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

January 2, 2013
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The acting is very strong in this film and the action scenes are handled well. The story is fairly standard, but the characters are not, particularly Reacher, who is very mysterious and interesting.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

December 29, 2012
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