Jack Reacher Reviews

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January 21, 2013
There is a dogged leanness to Reacher's pursuit that lifts his adventures from the generic rut ...
January 4, 2013
Ultimately, the film rises and falls on Cruise's aggressively magnetic performance.
January 2, 2013
If Cruise's fantasy superhero garners as many staunch fans ... we may be witnessing the birth of a new franchise.
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.
December 27, 2012
It's high-gloss tripe with noir pretensions.
December 26, 2012
There's no room for Reacher in modern cinema's action crowd.
December 24, 2012
Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise deliver on their promise, with a witty, violent take on Reacher that makes up for its lack of height with an abundance of smarts and thrills.
December 24, 2012
Jack Reacher already feels as if it belongs to another era.
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.
December 24, 2012
A workmanlike action thriller, competent but never particularly thrilling.
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.
December 23, 2012
The dialogue is often unintentionally funny and Cruise's performance is all wrong.
December 23, 2012
Cruise may not be six-feet-two, but he's believable as a tough guy who can take down brawny opponents in a street fight.
December 22, 2012
Robert Duvall brings a delicious zest to his scenes that almost make us forget that this is a movie in which a man is asked to bite off his own fingers.
December 21, 2012
This movie is a turkey gone rancid.
December 21, 2012
Werner Herzog, better known as one of the finest living directors, plays a bad guy with Teutonic relish. If he doesn't watch it, he'll have a whole other career for himself playing dead-eyed villains.
December 21, 2012
This is brisk, attention-grabbing, and generally unpretentious -- basically an old noir programmer inflated to blockbuster proportions.
December 21, 2012
The kind of thriller that looks more old-fashioned by the minute ...
December 21, 2012
It only ends up reminding us of how much better Cruise's riskier, more personal work - particularly his outside-the-box performances in pictures like "Tropic Thunder," "Magnolia" and "Rock of Ages" - truly is.
December 21, 2012
Reacher is limited by a lack of originality and hampered by thematic clichs and generic action sequences.
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