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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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$57,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Jack Reacher....... just good fun
20 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having never read any Lee Childs novels regarding Jack Reacher, I went into this one with somewhat limited knowledge on who Jack Reacher is and what his claim to fame is. So like many, I read where the "serious" fans were disappointed that Tom Cruise was picked to portray this iconic hero. To them I say, so what, did you watch this movie? In truth Tom Cruise is very good in this role, the movie is fast paced and action packed, the writing is cleaver and spot on, so to those who would continue to pan this movie I say lighten up and relax. This was a very good movie, Tom Cruise was good in the lead role, the several one-liners were very cleaver and kept a sense of humor in a plot with plenty of violence and too close for comfort realism. This movie was good, it was entertaining, well acted, and should be viewed and enjoyed by all who watch it.

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