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Jack Reacher Reviews

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Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
January 4, 2013
CSI: Tom Cruise
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
December 26, 2012
What's missing? Chutzpah.
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
December 21, 2012
Predictable plot twists and chase scenes ensue in a stylish but otherwise old-school thriller. But the events of last week encourage deeper reflection on what we seek from the violence that is so casually depicted in today's movies.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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James Berardinelli
December 24, 2012
A clumsily condensed mystery/thriller novel made into a movie that offers little more than every other clumsily condensed mystery/thriller novel made into a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
December 21, 2012
This movie is a turkey gone rancid.
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
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
December 26, 2012
There's no room for Reacher in modern cinema's action crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Grierson
Back Stage
December 20, 2012
Tom Cruise bulks up as best as he can, and he has playful sexual chemistry with Rosamund Pike, but "Jack Reacher" ultimately proves too formulaic.
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
December 23, 2012
The dialogue is often unintentionally funny and Cruise's performance is all wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
December 20, 2012
The actor can do cool and calculating, it's the meaning behind it that never flickers to life. "Jack Reacher" plays like Cruise on cruise control.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
December 25, 2012
...merely wants us to accept Reacher wholesale as an old-fashioned avatar of Eighties maverickdom, and to recruit us to a potential franchise of Reacher's investigative overreaching.
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Dan Kois
December 24, 2012
Jack Reacher is an absurdly self-confident, sociopathically laser-focused detective-bot. That is to say, he's a hero that only Tom Cruise could love.
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 21, 2012
A mediocre Tom Cruise mystery thriller that's entertaining in the moment but instantly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
December 18, 2012
It's hard not to laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
December 20, 2012
This film is so well-directed, that it almost fools you into thinking it's a good movie. It's not bad by any measure, but since it had a hard time figuring out just what kind of tone to have, it's not wholly successful either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
December 20, 2012
Cruise is all set to make this the start of a new action franchise and while he delivers, the rest of the film is a silly, plodding effort that never fully comes together.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
December 21, 2012
Reacher is limited by a lack of originality and hampered by thematic clichés and generic action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Adam Fendelman
December 20, 2012
While Jason Bourne could dogfight Reacher with his man sack squished in a vice grip and the safety left on his Sig 228 gun while smoking some serious Maui wowie reefer, "Jack Reacher" has one twist you'd never expect: its star isn't its title character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5.0
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
December 27, 2012
It's high-gloss tripe with noir pretensions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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