Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher

"The Law Has Limits. He Does Not."
  • PG-13
  • 2012
  • 2 hr 10 min
  • 7.0  (308,073)
  • 50

Based on the novels by Lee Child, Jack Reacher is nothing so much as an American take on James Bond. No matter where he goes and no matter what he does, Reacher has to put his muscle and his marksmanship skills to the test, saving the innocent and punishing the guilty with a sense of frontier justice that ensures the wronged and hurt can move on with their lives. As an adaptation of the novels, Jack Reacher looks like it has the feel while ignoring certain details of the books. For instance, Tom Cruise as the choice of Reacher draws on a long life of acting experience and skill as an action star. However, Reacher is intimidating both for his skills, and for the fact that he's well over six feet tall. No camera tricks are used to give an impression of greater size, which leaves Cruise to carry the performance on force of personality and quality of choreography. While not bad, it's one of several glaring changes made to the series in its translation to the screen. The plot of the film however is pure Lee Child, even while some of the elements might feel off to long running readers. When 5 people are killed with 6 shots, and the suspect in question puts out a call to help for Jack Reacher, the lone wolf shows up on the scene and starts looking for the deadly sniper who's truly responsible for these killings. Using his brains and his fists, as well as his peerless expertise as a long range shot, Reacher has to fight his way to the truth of what really happened and clear an innocent man of any accusations. A solid action movie, if nothing else.

Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher (TV Spot)
Jack Reacher (TV Spot)

Trailer - 32 sec

What Does An Army Cop Do?
What Does An Army Cop Do?

Clip - 1 min

Christopher Mcquarrie On The Project
Christopher Mcquarrie On The Project

Clip - 17 sec

Tom Cruise On His Character
Tom Cruise On His Character

Behind the Scenes - 49 sec

Five Against One
Five Against One

Clip - 1 min 20 sec

Werner Herzog On His Previous Experience As An Actor
Werner Herzog On His Previous Experience As An Actor

Behind the Scenes - 35 sec

Description
Based on the novels by Lee Child, Jack Reacher is nothing so much as an American take on James Bond. No matter where he goes and no matter what he does, Reacher has to put his muscle and his marksmanship skills to the test, saving the innocent and punishing the guilty with a sense of frontier justice that ensures the wronged and hurt can move on with their lives.

As an adaptation of the novels, Jack Reacher looks like it has the feel while ignoring certain details of the books. For instance, Tom Cruise as the choice of Reacher draws on a long life of acting experience and skill as an action star. However, Reacher is intimidating both for his skills, and for the fact that he's well over six feet tall. No camera tricks are used to give an impression of greater size, which leaves Cruise to carry the performance on force of personality and quality of choreography. While not bad, it's one of several glaring changes made to the series in its translation to the screen.

The plot of the film however is pure Lee Child, even while some of the elements might feel off to long running readers. When 5 people are killed with 6 shots, and the suspect in question puts out a call to help for Jack Reacher, the lone wolf shows up on the scene and starts looking for the deadly sniper who's truly responsible for these killings. Using his brains and his fists, as well as his peerless expertise as a long range shot, Reacher has to fight his way to the truth of what really happened and clear an innocent man of any accusations. A solid action movie, if nothing else.

Jack Reacher is a 2012 crime movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 10 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 50.

Jack Reacher is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at FuboTV, Philo, Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Jack Reacher for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2012
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    2 hr 10 min
  • Language
    Italian
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (308,073)
  • Metascore
    50