Excerpt: You take on some baggage when your movie stars Tom Cruise. He’s been a box office titan for decades, so you’re improving your chances of a hit. On the other hand, ever since the couch-jumping incident, he tends to bring a certain off-screen persona that rubs a lot of folks the wrong way.
Excerpt: Jack Reacher doesn’t have a home or an identity. He shows up when he feels he is needed, sort of like a physical ghost who can leave the scene when the job is done. A military man with clearly extensive training, Reacher is sharply minded, agile, and ridiculously acute as a detective.
Excerpt: After a sniper shoots down several people out of a parking garage, the police starts a manhunt that quickly ends up with a suspect being taken into custody: a former military who’s known for having a history of mental issues.
Excerpt: “Who is Jack Reacher? Born Jack, not John. No middle name. He’s a ghost. Served in the military police. A brilliant investigator, troublemaker, too. And two years ago he disappears. You don’t find this guy unless he wants to be found.”
Conclusion: While Tom Cruise's commercial value may have suffered a blow, his entertainment value remains strong in Jack Reacher . Though nothing we haven't seen before, this appealing action mystery thriller offers an enjoyable time.
Conclusion: Much like the man, Jack Reacher is not without its faults. Although Reacher's fighting style is appropriately efficient, the film's climax features a needless fight that Reacher could have (and should have) easily avoided.
Excerpt: When you think about it, it really is amazing the career that Tom Cruise has had and, most likely, will continue to have. Regardless of your views regarding Scientology, you’ve got to admit that the guy is, literally, the epitome of a movie star.
Conclusion: If you are or have ever been a fan of Tom Cruise, then I cannot think of a single reason why you would not love 'Jack Reacher.' Cruise delivers another classic performance, perhaps one of the most entertaining of his career.