Jack Reacher is out of character at times

24 Dec


Tom Cruise takes on the role of Jack Reacher, a popular fictional character created by author Lee Child. I haven’t read any of the books, but I don’t think Cruise was the best actor for this role, although I can see him reprising this character a couple more times.  This mystery action thriller does a couple of things different by inserting humor into the action and keeping the hero’s pants on, which was refreshing, but the film is simply too long.  Everything from the exposition to the car chase to putting the clues together to the climax is drawn out. My favorite parts are the hand to hand fight scenes and Robert Duvall playing a salty, but wise ex-Marine that ends up helping Reacher out. Ultimately, I want to know what kind of cologne Reacher was wearing because it was almost comical that every woman was googly-eyed for him when it is evident that Cruise is not “all that” anymore.


Chuck’s Grade: B-

Adam’s Grade: N/A

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