Jack Reacher

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  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 20th October 2016

    I still maintain that the first Jack Reacher is a decent action film, and one that has fun with tropes and clichés of the genre. Obviously, not everyone agrees with me, but I think ultimately I've been proved right. And in that sense, the original controversy surrounding Tom Cruise’s casting as Reacher didn’t make sense to me. As I’m not beholden to the source material in any way, Cruise seemed perfect as the all-star action guy with the charm and wit to carry through the self-aware humour. But, as there’s none of that here, this might just be the first instance of an actor being miscast in his own sequel.

  • If the Jack Reacher TV spot used the right review

    Movie Feature | Ed Williamson | 4th January 2013

    Look, I hate to get all Sharks and Jets about this, but why didn't that US TV spot for Jack Reacher use my review instead of Matt's? See how good it could've been? Whatever, I don't even care.

  • All you need to know about Jack Reacher at 0.06 and 0.08 of this ad

    Movie Feature | Matt | 2nd January 2013

    Unless you agree with Ed's review instead of my one. Still, this should prove once and for all who's right. After all, they wouldn't quote an incorrect opinion, would they?

  • Jack Reacher (#2)

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 20th December 2012

    Sure, we already gave you one review of Jack Reacher, but here's a second. Can you ever have too many? Yes, obviously: three would be too many. Point is, what divides this film's audience, and was always going to, is whether or not they'd read Lee Child's books beforehand. Your original reviewer Matt hadn't, largely because he reads the sort of rubbish that has emotions and realistic female characters in it. I, on the other hand, have, because the Reacher books are for MEN and have GUNS and 'SPLOSIONS and stuff in them. Other than that, I mainly just read Auto Trader and porn.

  • Jack Reacher

    Movie Review | Matt | 11th December 2012

    Let me get this out of the way upfront: I have never read the Jack Reacher novels. I have no feelings towards the character whatsoever and have no preconceptions as to how tall, short, fat, thin or fully abled he should be. Stick Danny DeVito in the role for all I care. Sod it, let War Horse play the character – just give me guns and fights and car chases. So, while I can’t speak for any fans of Lee Child’s novels, I’m pleased to say that, when judged on its own terms at least, this movie is quite a lot of fun.

  • The Jack Reacher trailer next to a picture of The Rock for no reason

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 4th July 2012

    Any comparison you deem fit to make is nothing to do with me. I for one would be terrified if I bumped into Tom Cruise in a dark alley.