Jack Reacher

DVD - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Jack Reacher
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Ex-military investigator Jack Reacher leaps off the pages of Lee Child's bestselling novel and onto the big screen in this explosive thriller. When an unspeakable crime is committed, all evidence points to the suspect in custody who offers up a single note in defense: Get Jack Reacher! The law has its limits, but Reacher does not when his fight for the truth pits him against an unexpected enemy with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.

Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. :, Paramount Home Entertainment,, [2013]
ISBN: 1415770433
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE J
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround
video file, DVD video, rda

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Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins


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Mar 15, 2015
  • MICHAEL TAGGART MALONEY rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Tom Cruise plays an ex-MP superman named Jack Reacher in a film adaptation of Lee Child's 2005 novel, ONE SHOT. Christopher McQuarrie, of THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995) fame, writes the screenplay and directs. What cinched my decision to watch JACK REACHER was the knowledge that MacQuarrie was the guy who had written and directed WAY OF THE GUN (2000), an excellent and too-little-appreciated movie starring Benicio del Toro and Ryan Phillippe. JACK REACHER opens with shots of PNC Park, where the Pittsburgh Pirates play, and the Allegheny River. The movie looks good. Pittsburgh looks like a nice city. Then you're looking through the scope of the killer's rifle deciding which passersby to snuff. Right away you know you're in for a treat. This is a topnotch movie. And while it plays to a Red State, gun-toting, pro-military audience, it doesn't do it in an offensive manner. This is a testament both to McQuarrie's direction and Tom Cruise's performance. Supporting roles that stand out are Jai Courtney as the handsome heavy (SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND junkies will recognize him as Varro); David Oyelowo as the homicide detective; and the legendary Bob Duvall as the crusty gun-range owner and last-second O.K. Corral recruit. There is a tremendous car chase a little after the film's halfway point that is reminiscent of BULLITT (1968). Any movie that puts one in mind of BULLITT is worth watching!

Mar 15, 2015
  • jeffi22 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Decent action/crime thriller. Somewhat predictable plot twists but stayed pretty interesting and decent dialogue. Didn't read the books.

Jan 25, 2015
  • LauraSteinert rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Jack Reacher is well over 6 feet (6'6" I think) and solid muscle. Cruise is 5'4" and a pipsqueak. From there this went DOWNHILL fast. Don't bother.

Dec 20, 2014

This is a very good movie. I really liked the story and I would like a friend like Jack Reacher in my life. This is one of the best movies that Tom Cruise has been in. He also help produce the movie. I would give this movie 5 stars. There is also some great action shots in Pittsburgh PA.

Dec 04, 2014
  • akirakato rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

This is a 2012 American thriller written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, based on Lee Child's 2005 novel "One Shot."
The plot is somewhat too complicated for me to understand.
While watching the film, I was at loss what's going on at times.
Although the law has its limits, even Jack Reacher is not perfect at all.
I really don't understand how come James Barr jotted down: Get Jack Reacher.
I wouldn't do that in the first place.
Well, it's only a movie.

Oct 19, 2014
  • mythos2014 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good action flick with some predictable plot twists and ok story. Fight choreography was a little humorous at some points. Focus on the clues and evidence was sort of weak.

Sep 04, 2014
  • AladarNyc rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Decent action film, with some good plot twists. Tom Cruise plays this character well, with a sharp edge not normally seen in his other parts. Enjoyable for a 2 Hour respite from a long day.

Aug 29, 2014
  • jderish rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A pretty decent action packed flick

Jun 06, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Yet Another Tom Cruise Vehicle, and not much point otherwise.

Apr 17, 2014
  • ScorchingSun rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Decent action thriller with some gritty psychological drama. I'd choose this over some mindless Bugs Bunny action hero CGI movie.

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Feb 24, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Jack Reacher: Look out the window. Tell me what you see. You see the same things that you see everyday. Well, imagine you've never seen it. Imagine you spent your whole life in other parts of the world, being told everyday that you're defending freedom. Then you finally decide you've had enough. Time to see what you've given up your whole life for, everything. Get some of that "freedom" for yourself. Look at the people. You tell me which ones are free. Free from debt. Anxiety. Stress. Fear. Failure. Indignity. Betrayal. How many wish that they were born knowing what they know now? Ask yourself how many would do things the same way over again, and how many would live their lives like me.

Feb 24, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Jack Reacher: You think I'm a hero? I am not a hero. I'm a drifter with nothing to lose. Now you killed that girl to put me in a frame. I mean to beat you to death and drink your blood from a boot! Now this is how it's gonna work. You're gonna give me the address and I'll be along when I'm damn good and ready. If she doesn't answer the phone when I call this number, if I even think you've hurt her, I disappear. And if you're smart, that scares you. Because I'm in your blind spot. And I have nothing better to do.

Feb 24, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Jack Reacher: There're three things cops never do: they don't vote Democrat, they don't drive Cadillacs, and they never use personal vehicles.---Jack Reacher: There are four types of people who join the military. For some, it's family trade. Others are patriots, eager to serve. Next you have those who just need a job. Than there's the kind who want the legal means of killing other people.---James Barr (on JR): There's this guy. He's a kind of cop, at least he used to be. He doesn't care about proof, he doesn't care about the law, he only cares about what's right. He knows what I did. You can't protect me. No one can.

Aug 30, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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Nov 30, 2013
  • I_heart_Po_my_dog rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

When an ex-Marine is accused of murder that he did not commit, he has to escape the government and the "bad guys" and some how figure out how the real shooter killed the victims. great movie very mind blowing at the end.

Jun 22, 2013
  • Ranie_Elias rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An ex-Marine is accused of killing 5 random people and Jack Reacher has to prove that he is innocent...

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Dec 26, 2013
  • RichardPaul rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

RichardPaul thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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