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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)  »

Also Known As:

One Shot  »

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Box Office


$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Lee Child:  The author of the books makes a cameo as the cop that gives Reacher his personal belongings back when he leaves jail. See more »


During Reacher's phone call to Charlie, the duration of the call displayed on screen varies, going from a value in the mid 20s to the low 10s as the scene goes on. 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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Great film.
11 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jack Reacher was a surprisingly fantastic film. I went in thinking, thanks to some slightly misleading trailers, that this was going to be a high octane action movie with a bunch of gun fights, car chases, and explosions but little development and quality. I was completely wrong. While there were a few gun fights, one car chase, and an explosion of sorts, it was done in a completely different manner and was more of an action thriller. Tom Cruise did a great job in his typical role. The rest of the supporting cast was solid enough and the cameo by Robert Duvall was awesome. The plot developed really well and made it more of a "thinking movie" than I anticipated. That being said, the turns in the plot kept the film from becoming stagnant or boring and the action sequences felt real and authentic. I wasn't a huge fan of some of the cinematic elements and there were some flaws in one of the plot twists but nothing that really hurt the movie-watching experience. All-in-all, I'd say this was a great movie that most people would very much enjoy watching.

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