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Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher (2012)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

"He's a former cop who doesn't play by the rules." "He doesn't care about the law, only what is right and wrong." "He's a loose cannon." These are actual lines of dialogue from the movie. These are not merely quotes from the voice over, characters say these things.

JACK REACHER is a by the numbers 80s style cop procedural that would have starred "action star of the year" had it been made in that decade. If you ever find yourself mildly lost in the narrative, or being fooled by the "mystery," don't worry because the musical score will cue you in. The score is so overwrought that you don't even have to watch the film to know what kind of action is occurring.

Tom Cruise's performance is solid, even with the overblown dialogue. The same can be said for all the cast, who do a yeoman's job with what is a staid and dull screenplay.

Oh...and we get to see Werner Herzog, so you might want to make this 3 stars instead of two just for that.