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Jack Reacher Movie Reviews
Multiple | December 21, 2012

Posted on 12/21/2012 11:41:44 AM PST by EveningStar

The previous Jack Reacher threads are quite informative and can be found by clicking on the jackreacher keyword.

For those of you who are new to this discussion, 5'7" Tom Cruise used his influence to land the role to play author Lee Child's 6'5" anti-hero, Jack Reacher (Cruise is also a producer). Lee Child is OK with this. He says Cruise is a great actor and Reacher's size is a metaphor for an unstoppable force. Whatever.

I've watched the trailers and I don't see Jack Reacher, I see Tom Cruise.

Keep in mind that the majority of the people who will see this movie have never read or probably even heard of the books.

Anyway, the movie, based on the novel One Shot, goes into general release today. The reviews are coming in and they are mixed.

Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

Rotten Tomatoes (aggregate)

Metacritic (aggregate)

IMDb external reviews

IMDb user reviews


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cinema; film; hollywood; jackreacher; leechild; moviereview; movies; tomcruise
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1 posted on 12/21/2012 11:41:48 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 12/21/2012 11:42:47 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Guess I’ll have to read the book now.


3 posted on 12/21/2012 11:44:17 AM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: EveningStar

I’ve read all of Lee Child’s Reacher novels and there is absolutely no way I will see this drek of a movie. Reacher is not a metaphor. Lee Child created a character and he is the basis for all his books. Lee Child was bought out by Cruise. I saw “From Paris With Love” staring John Travolta. Now he would have made a great Reacher.


4 posted on 12/21/2012 11:45:10 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Nachum

Good luck getting it from a library. You’ll probably be 20 or 30 on the waiting list.


5 posted on 12/21/2012 11:46:02 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: EveningStar

As a friend of mine from college used to say: “Hey, did you guys ever see that one Tom Cruise movie? You know, the one where he plays the cocky young guy?”


6 posted on 12/21/2012 11:46:53 AM PST by DemforBush (You might very well think that. I could not *possibly* comment.)
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To: EveningStar

Don’t you think that whatever movie Tom Cruise is in, people see Tom Cruise, not his character? In the MI movies, I was only vaguely aware of “Ethan Hunt” but always aware that it was Tom Cruise on the screen.


7 posted on 12/21/2012 11:47:26 AM PST by ChocChipCookie
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To: SkyDancer

Hugh Jackman would have been good.


8 posted on 12/21/2012 11:51:01 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Jason Stratham who did the “Transporter” films.


9 posted on 12/21/2012 11:57:52 AM PST by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: SkyDancer
Good luck getting it from a library. You’ll probably be 20 or 30 on the waiting list

Funny. I just went on the waiting list for the first Jack Reacher novel. According to the author, this movie is taken from the 9th book in the series called "One Shot". I also reserved a copy of that one too. The Los Angeles public library is pretty good about getting copies too.

10 posted on 12/21/2012 11:59:35 AM PST by Nachum (The List is off the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: EveningStar

Or as they’ve done before is to have a black guy play the part of a white guy in the original movie. Will Smith for instance in Wild Wild West.


11 posted on 12/21/2012 12:00:00 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: DemforBush

He’s not young anymore. He’s a 50 year old homosexual scientologist dwarf.


12 posted on 12/21/2012 12:00:35 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: EveningStar

Or Liev Schreiber. Or pretty much anyone but Tom Cruise.


13 posted on 12/21/2012 12:03:48 PM PST by trimom
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To: EveningStar

Or Liev Schreiber. Or pretty much anyone but Tom Cruise.


14 posted on 12/21/2012 12:05:17 PM PST by trimom
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To: Nachum

I read One Shot. Actually twice because sometimes you miss something on the first go-round. I remember I read about the book first coming out in a couple of months so I immediately got on the list. I was #42.


15 posted on 12/21/2012 12:06:12 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: EveningStar

Ps. I thought Wanted Man was a disappointment.


16 posted on 12/21/2012 12:07:07 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

I just started reading it last night.


17 posted on 12/21/2012 12:09:29 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Now if only they could do a proper Agent Pendergast Movie and casting.


18 posted on 12/21/2012 12:09:29 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: Astronaut

THAT just about says it all.


19 posted on 12/21/2012 12:10:23 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: EveningStar

You pointed out there are multiple threads. So why start a new one? You didn’t offer anything new.


20 posted on 12/21/2012 12:16:08 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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