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Jack Reacher (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Mystery, Thriller  |  21 December 2012 (USA)
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A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

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(based on the book "One Shot" by), (written for the screen by)
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In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But instead of confessing, the accused man writes the words, "Get Jack Reacher." Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defense is immensely relieved, but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked at the accused's request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for. Written by Anonymous

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The law has limits. He does not.


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Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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21 December 2012 (USA)  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,210,156 (USA) (21 December 2012)

Gross:

$80,033,643 (USA) (15 March 2013)
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Leads Cruise and Pike sourced The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) in their quest to capture the right subtle chemistry between their characters. See more »

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Reacher's bio says he was demoted to Captain and subsequently worked himself back to Major. Officers cannot be demoted in rank. He certainly would have been dismissed from the service if convicted at Courts Martial. Officers can have their retirement rank reduced by the respective Secretary to the lowest grade "satisfactorily held" if convicted of misconduct in their current grade. But they cannot be demoted and remain on active duty. See more »

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Emerson: It's life or death now, James. By that, I mean you're doing one or the other up in Rockview. This here is District Attorney Rodin. Want to know what he's wondering? Whether you're gonna walk like a man or cry like a pussy on your way to the death house. See, the D.A. likes the needle, whereas me, I like to see a man like you live a long life - with all your teeth knocked out. Passed around till a brother can't tell your fart from a yawn.
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First of all i would like to ask how any of the other reviewers could possibly give this film 1 out of 10? They must have some deep rooted personal reasons for this i guess.

I nearly didn't watch this film for all of the negative reviews. I would have so missed out on something good.

The film was excellent! Great plot. Creepy bad guy and a reasonable amount of suspense. I have never read the Jack Reacher books, so cannot compare Cruise to the title character. I imagine that some people might have been disappointed at the lack of huge explosions and transforming robots etc etc, but this was a fine old school action thriller with many new tricks which i haven't seen before (check the buss stop scene. Classic!). I loved the pacing and the great interaction between players. Sure, some of the one liners seemed a tad forced, but they were not so common. Well done Cruise again.

Do yourselves a favour. Ignore the negative reviewers and give this a go.


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