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The Jackal Reviews

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February 13, 2015
Other than the fact that Bruce WIllis plays a villain( quite convincingly though) here, there's nothing interesting in here. Jackal is depressing, sloppy, overly violent film in which Richard Gere is a terrible distraction and miscast irritation.
February 13, 2015
An excellent remake of the original; this is a wonderfully action/thriller, fast paced and real edge of the seat ride. I can even forgive Geres very poor Irish accent.
July 30, 2014
Good film not Bruce Willis best but still good
July 3, 2014
Intense remake that has some of the best actors in the game. A really good movie
June 7, 2014
The kind of movie that would only be enjoyed by briandead action junkies.
June 5, 2014
Suspenseful and Bruce Willis does a good job in his role as the cunning assassin Jackal. And Richard Gere has a cool accent.
½ June 4, 2014
One of my favorite action flicks. Bruce Willis does an impressive job playing the villain in this.
½ June 4, 2014
One of my favorite action flicks. Bruce Willis does an impressive job playing the villain in this.
May 30, 2014
1994's Pulp Fiction Is My Seventh Favorite Film Of All Time.
½ May 23, 2014
Despite what some may think this is an excellent movie. More of a thriller than an action movie, Bruce Willis is superb as a bad guy. In fact it's only real flaw is that by the end I always find my self rooting for the Jackal instead of the hero.
½ May 21, 2014
Why was this movie even made? As generic as they come, and has no redeeming qualities at all. The plot is convoluted as it is full of holes.
½ May 8, 2014
This starts of rather slow but it gets better as it goes along.

Bruce Willis' villain is so good I almost wanted him to succeed.
½ April 17, 2014
Good! but kind of old for me, hard to understand at the beginning.
March 19, 2014
Great on paper, bad on screen. Gere and Willis try but are smothered in a bad story.
February 8, 2014
The original "Day of the Jackal" was brilliant. This re-make never should have been made. The music was a mess. It was someone's idea to have some over-blown, melodramatic love theme kick in when two former lovers came face to face. These cues sounded very out of place. There was an abundance of cliches, with the F.B.I higher-up gradually trusting the prisoner his organization turned to for help more and more. They practically became buddies. This simply doesn't stand up to the original movie whose story this is supposed to be based on.
½ February 8, 2014
Bruce Willis is a hitman hired by the mob to kill a target, and Richard Gere is sent by the FBI to stop him. This could have been so much better, instead, it is about as bland as could be and just not that interesting. It never really picks up and is instead quite a wasted opportunity.
January 22, 2014
Bruce Willis is my favorite actor so im biased. I enjoyed seeing Bruce play the villian, and also thought his character was very interesting. The story does lack suspense and execution but still a good film overall. Bruce is a bad man in this one.
January 12, 2014
even playing a bad guy and his movie is Awesome!!
½ January 12, 2014
1/12/2014: Considering the great actors, this movie was a bit disappointing. Other than a few good action scenes it was a little slow. The story was also poorly developed.
December 17, 2013
If you can pass Richard Gere's attempt at an Irish accent (it's almost as bad as Brad Pitt's in The Devil's Own), you may enjoy this remake of Day of the Jackal.
It's not as good as the original, but it's an entertaining action packed thriller with quite a good performance from Bruce Willis, where he's not playing another Die Hard hero part.
Sidney Poitier's last film released in the cinema before moving onto TV films.
Watch out for Jack Black.
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