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Jack Reacher Reviews

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Michael A. Smith
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
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 4, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
January 4, 2013
CSI: Tom Cruise
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
January 3, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Foster
January 3, 2013
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.
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
January 2, 2013
If Cruise's fantasy superhero garners as many staunch fans ... we may be witnessing the birth of a new franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
January 2, 2013
He may not look the way Lee Child described him in his books, but for movie fans Tom Cruise is Jack Reacher.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
December 31, 2012
Jack Reacher tips constantly into self-parody and doesn't know how to signal it, like someone trying to wink at you without the benefit of eyelids.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
December 30, 2012
[Cruise] seems more overreacher than Reacher, while the dependable Jenkins and the seductive Pike drift through the action with nothing to get a purchase on.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 29, 2012
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 | Original Score: B
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
December 28, 2012
I know I'm not the only one who appreciates a lack of ambiguity when watching a dude get his testicles crushed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
December 27, 2012
A workmanlike caper that makes for an underwhelming start to a potential franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
December 27, 2012
Cruise delivers on the action front and the script from Usual Suspects writer Chris McQuarrie, who is also on directing duty, gives proceedings just the right level of knowing humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror (UK)
December 27, 2012
It delivers some refreshingly dark down-to-earth crime action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
December 27, 2012
[A] flaccid thriller adapted by Christopher McQuarrie from Lee Child's series of novels.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
December 27, 2012
It's high-gloss tripe with noir pretensions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
December 26, 2012
What's missing? Chutzpah.
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
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