Jack Reacher

As they say in sensationalist movie-poster-speak, “Tom Cruise is Jack Reacher.” Except in this case, that should perhaps be amended to “Tom Cruise is only kind of Jack Reacher.” The straight-laced megastar is, frankly, miscast as our eponymous hero, an ex-military policeman turned vigilante/detective who lives off the grid. Of course, this is not news to fans of the popular book series by Lee Child, who have been grumbling since Cruise first signed on. These days, the lamentations of the devoted are as expected as they are usually unfounded, but in this case they have a point. While Cruise...
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