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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Jack Reacher by Christopher McQuarrie, 2012 (PG-13)

with Tom Cruise (Eyes Wide Shut, Knight and Day, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Oblivion, Cocktail), Rosamund Pike (Pride and Prejudice, Surrogates, An Education, Barney's Version), Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Eat Pray Love, The Visitor, Liberal Arts), Werner Herzog (My Best Fiend, Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski), David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Lincoln The Paperboy), Jai Courtney, Vladimir Sizov, Robert Duvall (Thank you for smoking), Josh Helman, Michael Raymond-James

When ex-military cop Jack Reacher investigates an elite sniper charged with killing five people, he teams up with a beautiful defense lawyer -- and they soon find themselves drawn into a dangerous cat-and-mouse game in this exciting thriller.

Well done action movie. Interesting, well-rhythmed, interesting cast, somehow funny and cynical, dark. I liked it. Ok, the story is still about some American hero and a foreigners mafia, which makes it unoriginal, but the characters are originals. Now that I think about it, it reminds me of "Payback" that I just saw again.

watch trailer:


  1. I haven't seen this yet. I'm curious as to how they made Tom Cruise resemble the 8-foot super-tough Giant Haystacks-like figure of Jack Reacher from the novels - must have taken some serious VFX. Of course if they can make Brad Pitt look young in Benjamin Button, they can do anything...

    1. I think they made him look like Tom Cruise in any movies: Knight and Day, Mission: Impossible, War of the Worlds, Minority Report... :)