Jack Reacher

{4.5/5} “There are four types of people who join the military. For some, it’s family trade. Others are patriots, eager to serve. Next you have those who just need a job. Than there’s the kind who want the legal means of killing other people.”

A sniper kills five people, seemingly at random. They track him down from a fingerprint. In his interrogation, instead of writing a confession he writes “Get Jack Reacher.” Reacher served as an investigator in the military but has gone off the grid — they won’t be able to find him. But Reacher comes to them, after seeing a report on the news. He’ll get to the bottom of the story, no matter what.

Jack Reacher was released in 2012.

It’s a mystery where anything could happen. The first part is intriguing and the last part is action packed.

Like in most of his movies Tom Cruise plays a tough guy with a sense of humour — but he does it very well.

I liked it a lot. It is violent, but Reacher is a smart character and the story is different.

The exciting music is by Joe Kraemer (the documentary An Unreasonable Man).

Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible) plays Jack. Rosamund Pike (Barney’s Verson) plays Helen, a lawyer, and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor) plays Rodin, a district attorney and Helen’s dad.

Michael Raymond-James (the TV show Once Upon a Time) plays Lynsky and Werner Herzog (director of the documentary Grizzly Man) plays the Zec. Robert Duvall (Get Low) plays Cash.

The movie was directed by Christopher McQuarrie (The Way of the Gun).

McQuarrie will be directing Cruise again in the upcoming fifth Mission: Impossible movie.

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