Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher (2012)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 7, 2013
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jack Reacher is an above-average crime thriller with a smoothly charismatic performance from Tom Cruise.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

There is a dogged leanness to Reacher's pursuit that lifts his adventures from the generic rut ...

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

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.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Plain, cleanly directed meat-and-potatoes action filmmaking that aspires to competence and simplicity. A nice change of pace.

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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies

If Cruise's fantasy superhero garners as many staunch fans ... we may be witnessing the birth of a new franchise.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A workmanlike action thriller, competent but never particularly thrilling.

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Usually McQuarrie keeps things light, letting us enjoy the fantasy of one man defending himself against five enemies with nothing but his fists.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Jack Reacher already feels as if it belongs to another era.

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Dan Kois
Slate

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.

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Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered

Christopher McQuarrie's Jack Reacher is that rare blend of hard-hitting action and smooth-talking dialogue that makes for an entertaining film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
This action thriller may not reinvent the wheel but it delivers exciting and engaging entertainment for two hours, even adds some surprising pinches of humor.… More
Kevin M. Williams
By-the-numbers standard crime thriller, with Cruise as the tough-as-nails investigator (leaned out 21st century style with no traditional trench coat, no… More
Wildaly M
Cruise doing his usual role of bad-ass. Enjoyable.
Manu Gino
The law has limits. He does not. Very Good Movie! In truth Tom Cruise is very good in this role, the movie is fast paced and action packed, the writing is… More
danny d
this film was not at all what i expected. it's sort of a cross between jason bourne and columbo, heavier on the detective work and fairly light on action… More
Cynthia S.
I watched this, even though I hate Tom Cruise. Was this supposed to be an action comedy? I could not take it seriously at all. Maybe Tom Cruise tried too hard?… More