Yo, there's no way for me to review this film without saying, take your *insert ethnicity + "ass" here* to see this film,like now. You have to see it in order to know what you're really messing with.
This is a must-see and one of the best documentaries - and films - of this year.
I enjoyed watching this film and would recommend other to give it a try , (as I am) but this movie, although enjoyable to watch due to the better than average acting fails to add anything new to its storyline that is all too familiar to these types of movies.
Strong acting helps the film overcome an uncertain premise and create characters that hold our attention absolutely.
I watched this with my husband last night. It started off well and got cheesy fast. I think the dramatic entry of the cops did it for me, with the camera landing on the black cop who stood there and posed for his entrance shot with gun drawn and his best intense look. Then the female lead - I kept asking my husband, why is she loud whispering all of her lines? After about 1/3 of the movie, hubby hung in there like a trooper, enduring the badness while I jumped on IMDB and started reading reviews. I kept laughing out loud and hubby paused the movie while I read him some of the funnier comments. We were waiting in anticipation for the "drink blood from your boots line" since I had already read about it. It did not disapoint. It was as bad as we hoped it would be. We also re-watched the botched "attack" in the bathroom scene several times while cracking up at the slapstick comedy. How did Jack Reacher walk away after being bashed in the back of his head with a baseball bat? He sat in the tub looking up as if he had just had lunch! But I got two things out of it. One, a fun movie night with my husband and two, I'm going to go out and get some Jack Reacher books right away. I look forward to meeting the REAL Jack Reacher.
Really Tom? really? you need a couple bucks? is that why your making this crap? If ya need some cash till MI-6 comes out let me know I can float ya for a bit.
An ex-army sniper James Barr kills 5 seemingly random victims. The District Attorney's department seek a confession from Barr, but Barr refuses to accept responsibility and demands that the DA's department find Jack Reacher. Jack soon arrives on the scene and as he delves deeper into the case Reacher uncovers a much wider conspiracy...It's fair to say that Jack Reacher isn't a particularly novel concept and it's also probably fair to say that it has lifted bits and pieces from many other conspiracy films. However, I have to admit that I did find it to be pretty entertaining; director Christopher McQuarrie does a nice job in balancing the story with the action set-pieces meaning that the film has no dull spots.As an actor I've always found Tom Cruise to be rather hit-and-miss; he often brings a cocksure type swagger and arrogance to a lot of his performances which sometimes makes him a little off-putting to watch. He does this in Jack Reacher, but, ironically, I actually think that this performance served this particular film well (Jack Reacher seemed to have a 'not give a crap attitude' to everything so I felt that this approach actually worked in this film). The supporting cast all put in so-so performances with the possible exception of Werner Herzog (who has a rather chilling calmness about him which proves to be occasionally unnerving).The weaknesses with this film lie with poorly developed villains and rather disposable victims whom it is impossible to care for or develop much in the way of sympathy for, but I have to give credit to McQuarrie for making this film mostly work and for providing me with a film that proved to be a fairly entertaining 120 minutes.
Jack Reacher starring Tom Cruise sees him playing the title character in this mystery, spy action thriller. Having no knowledge of the novel series, one could not compare Tom Cruise's performance to how the character in the novel is supposed to be depicted. Although, in presence I may agree with several critics and fans of the novel, that he may have been miscast. His performance seems to be lacking in any spark and he comes off as too unenergetic and not as mysterious or silent as he should have, according to some others. Though perhaps with another leading man as the title role, this film would not have been as successful.The story isn't too bland but it seems like a recycle of many past action thrillers we have seen already. There is the typical scene plot with the female lead being hostaged by the villains than the lead has to come and save her, then killing the villains. It has all been done before many times, and it was very predictable in here. The mystery is only for the characters in the film having not sure what is going on, but we the audience already known everything which leaves little suspense. The running time is 130 mins and feels like it. Another thing with the film is that at no point we feel that Jack Reacher is in real any danger, and they make him completely invincible. Despite some decent action scenes, Jack Reacher isn't as fun as it should be. It's more of a serious toned film and with Tom Cruise's presence it comes off as awkward and quite silly. Jack Reacher is no Jason Bourne or James Bond