Brian's Review of Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher managed to impress and piss me off at the same time. The title character, though sometimes funny with his cleverness and cool demeanor, never really blew me away-- he lacked consistency with his motives and behavior, and often resorted to cheesy one-liners, indicative of the movies' cliches and therefore lack of creativity that would've propelled this crime drama to greater heights. The chase scene, in all its cheesy and overlong glory, sealed the deal on my judgment. There was some fun to be had, though uncommon: Robert Duvall brought an expected drought of old-fashioned wit, while one scene, with a hat, pulled in big laughs due to the level of preposterous it found. Forgetful entertainment at its finest.