Jack Reacher (2012)

July 7, 2016

While entertaining, this was just an average film. Tom Cruise is OK as Jack Reacher, but for some reason, I could not buy that he was the tough guy he's supposed to be. Rosamud Pike had lots of failings in the film: Her accent was so sporadic that it threw me off and the use of her cleavage was gratuitous. Joe Kraemer's score was also off putting as it did not know subtlety: It always projected what was going to happen as blatantly as a person who has seen the film whispering behind you to his friend. The film moved rather slowly and did not develop much thrill.

There were two things that stood out as good for me about the film though: Robert Duvall was excellent in his minor role and the dialogue was sharp.


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