Jack Reacher

When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.
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Film Cast:

  • Jack Reacher: Tom Cruise
  • Helen Rodin: Rosamund Pike
  • Alex Rodin: Richard Jenkins
  • Emerson: David Oyelowo
  • Zec Chelovek: Werner Herzog
  • Charlie: Jai Courtney
  • Vlad: Vladimir Sizov
  • James Barr: Joseph Sikora
  • Linsky: Michael Raymond-James
  • Sandy: Alexia Fast
  • Jeb Oliver: Josh Helman
  • Martin Cash: Robert Duvall
  • Rob Farrior: James Martin Kelly
  • Gary: Dylan Kussman
  • Punk: Denver Milord
  • Oline Archer: Susan Angelo
  • Chrissie Farrior: Julia Yorks
  • Nancy Holt: Nicole Forester
  • Rita Coronado: Delilah Picart
  • Darren Sawyer: Joe Coyle
  • Mrs. Sawyer: Alicia Murton
  • Mr. Archer: Peter Gannon
  • Mr. Holt: David Whalen
  • Marcos Coronado: Tristan Elma
  • Little Girl: Sophie Guest
  • Eyewitness: Michael Minor
  • Wesley: Scott A. Martin
  • Secretary: CJ Ramirez
  • Night Manager: Teri Clark
  • Man on Bus: Jarid Faubel
  • Woman on Bus: Sara Lindsey
  • Zec’s Thug: Jace Jeanes
  • Zec’s Thug: Andrei Runtso
  • Zec’s Thug: Efka Kvaraciejus
  • Desk Sergeant: Lee Child
  • Man with Ballcap: Tommy Lafitte
  • Mindy: Kristen Dalton
  • Goodwill Cashier: Jordan Trovillion
  • Pawn Shop Cashier: Annie Kitral
  • Diner Waitress: Lissy Gulick
  • Jeb’s Mom: Catherine Albers
  • Sportsbar Waitress: Larissa Emanuele
  • Construction Foreman: Jason McCune
  • SWAT Guy: Shane Callahan
  • SWAT Guy: Joshua Elijah Reese
  • Cop: Nathan Hollabaugh
  • Cop: Christopher Stadulis
  • SWAT Officer (uncredited): Joe Fishel
  • Man in Bar (uncredited): Robert Liscio
  • Riverwalk Civilian (uncredited): Tiffany Sander McKenzie
  • Jeb’s Wingman (uncredited): Ronn Surels

Film Crew:

  • Producer: Gary Levinsohn
  • Sound Mixer: Jay Meagher
  • Producer: Tom Cruise
  • Casting: Mindy Marin
  • Set Decoration: Douglas A. Mowat
  • Production Design: James D. Bissell
  • Director of Photography: Caleb Deschanel
  • Producer: Paula Wagner
  • Director: Christopher McQuarrie
  • Editor: Kevin Stitt
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Mark P. Stoeckinger
  • Second Unit Director: Paul Jennings
  • Executive Producer: Dana Goldberg
  • Executive Producer: Jake Myers
  • Costume Design: Susan Matheson
  • Unit Production Manager: Dana Robin
  • Executive Producer: Paul Schwake
  • Executive Producer: Kevin J. Messick
  • Producer: Don Granger
  • Executive Producer: David Ellison
  • Assistant Director: Eric Yellin
  • Original Music Composer: Joe Kraemer
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Terry Porter
  • Executive Producer: Ken Kamins
  • Post Production Supervisor: Susan E. Novick
  • Stunts: Ronn Surels
  • Novel: Lee Child
  • Steadicam Operator: B. J. McDonnell
  • First Assistant Director: Steve Love
  • Art Direction: George A. Weimerskirch
  • Makeup Department Head: Trefor Proud
  • Costume Supervisor: Charlene Amateau
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Alan Rankin
  • Music Editor: John Finklea
  • Script Supervisor: Jessica Lichtner
  • Dialogue Editor: Julie Feiner
  • Script Supervisor: Marvel Wakefield
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Anna Behlmer
  • Visual Effects Editor: Mark Edward Wright
  • Hair Department Head: Angel De Angelis
  • Still Photographer: Karen Ballard
  • Assistant Editor: Kris Cole
  • Production Coordinator: Lindsay Feldman
  • ADR Supervisor: Kelly Oxford
  • Music Supervisor: Denise Luiso
  • Key Hair Stylist: Nancy Keslar
  • Second Assistant Director: Deanna Leslie
  • Property Master: Peter Gelfman
  • Art Department Coordinator: Jenn Albaugh
  • First Assistant Director: Cliff Lanning
  • Second Assistant Director: Rhys Summerhayes
  • Unit Production Manager: Andrew Saxe
  • Second Assistant Director: David Kelley
  • Executive In Charge Of Production: Kirby Adams
  • Second Unit Director: Dixon McPhillips
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Mikey Eberle
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Walter E. Myal

Movie Reviews:

  • Kenneth Axel Carlsson: A man shoots six people in a park, seemingly at random. The evidence is obvious and the police catch him short after. When asked about the murders, all he says (or rather writes) is “Get Jack Reacher”. They do, and while Jack thinks he is only here to bury him (whatever that actually means), he soon finds out that the rabbit hole goes a bit further than he originally thought. Now Jack is looking to put together the pieces of a much larger puzzle.

    This movie has the ring of a simple action movie with a small twist. The twist, actually, is quite obvious if you think about what is happening in the beginning of the movie.

    I remember seeing the trailer a long time ago, and it painted a picture of a comedy, but this movie is not that. It might have one or two funny fight scenes (and dialogue with Robert Duvall), but it is actually quite dark. This is kinda what saved the movie a bit for me, having judged it beforehand.

    Tom Cruise is… Tom Cruise. At least in the way that we have seen him protrayed in the most recent years. The silent, cool guy who knows how to handle the problems, and who seems to always be one step ahead of everyone. I am not a big fan of this guy, and therefore, ultimately, not a big fan of Jack Reacher, however, it is slightly better than I thought it would be. And Werner Herzog has a nice little cameo, that movie aficionados will surely enjoy, being the great director that he is.

    _Last words… if you like Tom Cruise, go for it. If you like a nice organized action movie, much like the many Bourne movies… go for it. If you want more than superficial characters and a very straightforward plot, this is not the movie for you._

  • John Chard: You think I’m a hero? I am not a hero. And if you’re smart, that scares you. Because I have nothing to lose.

    It got off on the wrong foot, fans of the Lee Child novels were up in arms about the casting of Tom Cruise in the title role. He didn’t fit the profile it was said, scorn was poured on the film, quite often by people who hadn’t even seen it! So how refreshing to find that since I personally have no affinity to the Child books, and having never read anything by the author, I found a wonderfully old fashioned thriller.

    Reacher the character is a damn fine creation, an ex military bad ass who doesn’t get found unless he wants to get found. He gets involved with jobs that need solving, utilising his special skills to close out the mysteries. Here he pitches up along side defence attorney Helen Rodin (Rosamund Pike) when an ex army sniper apparently at random kills five people and then mentions Reacher’s name during interrogation. Cue twists and turns, rocks upturned for covert clues and a shady road to be trawled to get to the crux of the matter.

    Cruise as Reacher is superb, where under the astute directing and writing of Christopher McQuarrie we are left in no doubt this is a cool no nonsense hard man, loved by the ladies and feared by not just the crims, but also the law authorities. None of which is overkilled, it’s subtle in execution, McQuarrie doesn’t need to turn his film into a blitzkrieg of CGI blunderbuss multiplex pandering. Action is smartly staged, the violence brutal without being course, while the story is delightful in how it gleefully wrong foots the viewers in plot dynamics and sly humour.

    The deal is closed out via the sterling supporting turns to Cruise, with Pike, Robert Duvall, Werner Herzog and Jai Courtney adding considerably to this splendid Cruise and McQuarrie broth. In spite of divisive reviews and reports, Jack Reacher in filmic form has risen above that to become a success. Hooray! 7.5/10

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