Jack Reacher Reviews
December 2, 2020
Both a competent mystery movie and an exciting action film.
September 12, 2020
There's quite a bit of fun to be had in the film if you're willing to lower your expectations.
July 29, 2020
Regardless of its problems, this was still a fun movie, with good dialogue and some nice supporting work. It won't change the world, but honestly, it doesn't need to.
January 30, 2019
There's fun action throughout and a solidly constructed puzzle to solve. It's not great, but it's sufficiently entertaining as it goes.
January 26, 2019
Jack Reacher is a solid, whodunit mystery that will keep you entertained.
December 18, 2018
As far as guilty pleasures go, Jack Reacher is surprisingly smarter than most.
November 1, 2018
The film has a very 70's feel to it, reminiscent of classics like Bullit or The French Connection.
August 30, 2018
Piles on action hero cliches with precision but little flair, and it goes on for way too long.
August 7, 2018
Uncommonly sharp writing, a twisty puzzle and a darkly wry sense of humor elevate "Jack Reacher" well above the level most big-screen police procedurals attain.
July 19, 2018
a highly enjoyable throwback to gritty '70s crime thrillers that were made without wires, CGI, or hyperkinetic editing and instead relied on stunts, narrative twists, and star power
July 14, 2016
This hard-charging action flick, based on the bestselling series of novels by Lee Child, is a throwback to the tough-nosed crime dramas of the 1960s and 1970s.
April 14, 2016
It's so forgettable that its rewatchability factor could be off the charts.
May 3, 2015
Plain, cleanly directed meat-and-potatoes action filmmaking that aspires to competence and simplicity. A nice change of pace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.