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Based on 35 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 169 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This is Cruise's show. And he nails it. The patented smile is gone, replaced by a glower that makes Jack Reacher a dark and dazzling ride into a new kind of hell. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    An average action film, made slightly better by Cruise, and more bizarre by Herzog, and more watchable by Pike, but still within the average range, a silk purse that still says oink. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Despite a terrific cast, Jack Reacher comes up empty-handed. show more

  • NA
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Jack Reacher, which Christopher McQuarrie directed from his adaptation of a Lee Child crime novel, is not just another dumb thriller. It's almost peerlessly self-important, weirdly incoherent and eerily smarmy. It's also mysteriously inept, considering that Tom Cruise plays the title role. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The violence is plenty, and pointless. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Cruise's tightly controlled performance holds our attention all the way through to the tense finale. Still, McQuarrie's script never gets at the heart of a character who's already inspired such a passionate fan base. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Tom Cruise is in fine form as mysterious tough guy Jack Reacher finally reaches the big screen. show more

  • 65

    The bigger problem is that Cruise, as Reacher, has no wit and no style, other than the studiously applied kind. He's so desperate to do everything right that nearly everything he does comes off all wrong. show more

  • 65

    Beat by beat, Jack Reacher is just like Child's paperbacks in the best possible way: it's fast, fun, and smarter than it looks. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Cruise's Jack Reacher is a loner who doesn't smile, charm, love the ladies, aim his index fingers to the heavens or sing "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" in bars. Here he just snarls and kills people. Yes, please, and let's have more of the same. show more

  • June 02, 2013 Sir Raymond
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    This is one movie I enjoyed as a rental. Glad I did\'nt spend the money for two tickets at a theater. Tom Cruise gives a really good performance in the title role. I would\'nt say its the best movie I\'ve seen this yr. ******* not the worst either!

  • May 30, 2013 ox00000000151479
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    have to agree, the critic must of been on pcp or sumthin , this was a REALLY GOOD , suspensful movie. I dont know how this movie can get less than 4 stars.

  • May 27, 2013 Apple Mac Stud
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    You\'ve got to be on drugs if you don\'t like this movie. A thriller from start to finish. Excellent acting and a great storyline.

  • May 24, 2013 nr00000000150810
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    Tom Cruise has never attempted to play a character so extreme. If you\'re familiar with the Lee Child books then you know the casting of Cruise was absurd. In the books, Reacher is supposed to be an intimidating large man. Cruise is not that. The movie is a tad long but Werner Herzog is a delight 3/5

  • May 24, 2013 jackd1207
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    As a Jack Reacher fan I have to say Cruise\'s modest, almost diminutive frame left half of what makes up the Reacher character in the Reacher books. Otherwise, a satisfying effort and an entertaining movie.

  • May 13, 2013 ef00000000150096
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    good movie. great plot.

  • May 13, 2013 Brad Dalton
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    Excellent movie and give it 5 stars. These critics must be all in their nineties!

  • May 07, 2013 cg00000000148582
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    funny, awesome action, some pretty good cheezy one liners, great detective work... very enjoyable. i hope they come out with many more.

  • April 26, 2013 kn00000000091528
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  • April 06, 2013 weatherman638
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    tom did a great job.he nail jach reacher to a \"t\" can\'t wait for the next one


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