There is a dogged leanness to Reacher's pursuit that lifts his adventures from the generic rut ...
If Cruise's fantasy superhero garners as many staunch fans ... we may be witnessing the birth of a new franchise.
Jack Reacher already feels as if it belongs to another era.
A clumsily condensed mystery/thriller novel made into a movie that offers little more than every other clumsily condensed mystery/thriller novel made into a movie.
A workmanlike action thriller, competent but never particularly thrilling.
Jack Reacher is an absurdly self-confident, sociopathically laser-focused detective-bot. That is to say, he's a hero that only Tom Cruise could love.
The dialogue is often unintentionally funny and Cruise's performance is all wrong.
This movie is a turkey gone rancid.
Werner Herzog, better known as one of the finest living directors, plays a bad guy with Teutonic relish. If he doesn't watch it, he'll have a whole other career for himself playing dead-eyed villains.