Jack Reacher
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Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shooter-a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right-and soon the slam-dunk case explodes. Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There is a dogged leanness to Reacher's pursuit that lifts his adventures from the generic rut ..."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Usually McQuarrie keeps things light, letting us enjoy the fantasy of one man defending himself against five enemies with nothing but his fists."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"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."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"A violent adaptation of the bestselling novels about an Iraq War veteran turned vigilante investigator."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
"If Cruise's fantasy superhero garners as many staunch fans ... we may be witnessing the birth of a new franchise."
‑ Kathleen Murphy, MSN Movies
"A workmanlike action thriller, competent but never particularly thrilling."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Christopher McQuarrie's Jack Reacher is that rare blend of hard-hitting action and smooth-talking dialogue that makes for an entertaining film."
‑ Jeremy Lebens, We Got This Covered
"Jack Reacher revolves around wild impossibilities and baffling motivations, and the conclusion is a whopper that outdoes everything I've discussed above."
‑ Christopher Null, Film Racket
"...a better-than-average modern-day thriller that hopefully marks the start of a promising new series."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Jack Reacher already feels as if it belongs to another era."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"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."
‑ Dan Kois, Slate
"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."
‑ Phil Villarreal, OK! Magazine
"Another macho loner fights for justice"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"Cruise may be getting older, but he's still the best action star in Hollywood. "Jack Reacher" is typical of the kind of smart choices he's making these days. We could really use more films like this one."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
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