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Jack Reacher (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Mystery  |  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.


(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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Release Date:

21 December 2012 (USA)  »

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One Shot  »

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$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$80,033,643 (USA) (15 March 2013)

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On the wall in D.A. Rodin's office is a photograph of Rodin shaking hands with former President George W. Bush. See more »


The "highway bridge" the sniper should have used is the I-279 bridge. It is shown to have the sun behind it (west) in both the original shooting and the hypothetical discussions. This would mean it's evening (sun is low in the sky, during summertime) - not the morning, as indicated by the shooter's watch and the victims' stories. See more »


[first lines]
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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Jack Reacher is an entertaining throwback
4 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There was a time—let's call it "The 80s"—when action movies didn't need CGI cheats, shaky-cam and ADD-editing to entertain us. They also didn't have to destroy ten city blocks, have a "clever" hook or feel the need to tack on a social message to justify their carnage. No, all they needed was a reason for some good old steak and potatoes action and a star to anchor it all. 2012's Jack Reacher has these qualities in spades.

Maybe this won't appeal to the eGeneration who need to have their senses constantly bombarded, but for the rest of us, Jack Reacher is a solid bit of retro-refreshment.

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