Tuesday, January 15, 2013


When with prostitutes, his name then becomes Jack Reach-Around.

Jack Reacher is about a retired military investigator who, for the past 2 years, has chosen to have no fixed address, no driver's license, and no cell phone so that the U.S. government is unable to keep tabs on his whereabouts.  The low-key Reacher mysteriously shows up to investigate a former military sniper who is charged with multiple slayings.  It is based off of author Lee Child's book "One Shot".  It stars Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney, Werner Herzog, and Rosamund Pike.

Jack Reacer is a cleverly written, unpredictably directed murder mystery.  Even the acting was good enough to keep me constantly guessing.  A stand out moment for me involved Werner Herzog's character, The Zec, talking about the harsh times he suffered at a Siberian "Summer" prison camp.  All I can say about that is that it was a chilling, well delivered performance.  Jai Courtney (who will be John McLane's son in the latest installment of Die Hard) played a very convincing psychopath, as well.

I believe that Jack Preacher is the best suspense/mystery film I've seen since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  Tom Cruise was the ideal choice to portray Lee Child's character. In my opinion, this movie is worth every penny to own on DVD. 



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