Based on 170 votes and 63 reviews
Damn interesting dialogues and pretty brilliant plot.
poor casting - referring to Mr. Top Gun - ruined this film. He was the worst choice to play the lead which resulted in the rest of the movie not working. Not horrible, but potential to be so much better.
This is the dumbest movie ever and Tom Cruise is lousy.
A time killer nothing more.
At times, a smart, action-thriller. At other times corny and dumb. Cruise is, well, Cruise. Pike is exellent in teh film.
This movie wasn't Tom Cruise best. The movie is better off watching it though a dvd rental instead of watching it in the theatres. If he caught the killer in the middle of the movie then the movie will end up 1 hour shorter. They dragged out this movie way too long and some parts of the movie got confusing. Tom Cruise other movies were better then this one.
It's gripping and much better than the usual Hollywood garbage.
One page of a Lee Child Reacher novel is more gripping than this forced Hollywood garbage. I honestly can't believe there were people who thought this movie was good. Now, I don't dislike Tom, Collateral was great, but he FAILED HORRIBLY trying to bring this EPIC character to the big screen. Very poor attempt that will scare away more Lee Child/Jack Reacher readers than it will bring in. I can't wait to bury my face in a JR novel to wash this crud from my brainpan.
I wasn't going to see the movie because I read some poor ratings here. I am so glad I chose to see it. Yes Cruise isn't a big guy filling a big guys role but neither was Mel Gibson in Braveheart. This movie was very entertaining and I enjoyed it very much.
Looks like the Borg drones are out in full force rating this one. Hard to imagine so many people think it was that great. All I can say is, see it for yourself if you choose and make up your own mind as an individual, not a zombie as part of a collective. Personally IMO this movie is just another "been done a million times before" extension of Tom's out of control narcissism and nothing more. But, others may beg to differ.
It doesn't even deserve 1 star...he CANNOT act!
Garbage...too bad there's not a zero star rating because that's what I'd give it.
Love it! Tom Cruise looks amazing, it was a great movie, well done~
GREAT....... LOVED IT - NOT A BIG TOM CRUISE FAN BUT LOVED HIM IN IT
cruise had a twenty minute fight in the rain, rolling around in mud puddles and finished with spotless jacket, hair fresh out of the makeup chair ... this movie was awful... really appeared to be a post divorce ego boost for Cruise, and it even failed on that end... it lacked everything that made Collatoral a good film. Unrealistic... Macho... Pandering schlop...The Rolling Stone critic who called it good... well he should be ashamed !!!!!
Absolutely one of Tom's best movies. The action is realistic, the car chase scene is one of the best and the acting is great. I was very surprised how good this movie was....right to the end.
enjoyed, t. c. was better than I thought he would be, looking forward to the next j.r. movie
I really didn't want to go to a Tom Cruise movie . But my wife made me go . What a surprise , this may have been the best Tom Cruise movie he has made . I can't stop thinking about it . A must see !!!!!!!!!
This movie has a great story line which made it very interesting. Tom is great in the role of Jack Reacher. However, Rosamund Pike was expressionless as Helen.
Big disappointment. Good acting by Cruise, but unbelievably poor acting from whomever played the blonde lawyer. Certainly a DVD movie at best.
I am not normally a fan of Tom Cruise movies however, after seeing Jack Reacher and how he portrays him in this gripping movie I have changed my mind. An excellent movie from start to finish.
Love the Reacher books, TC and crew did a great job. Can't wait for more REACHER movies.
Love Lee Child's book and Tom Cruise is nothing as I pictured Reacher. Don't care for him, BUT he did do a good job and the movie was really very good.
This movie was awesome. It had my attention right from the beginning. Really got the heart pounding as some sence were uber intense. Can't wait for the next one!!!!
Why do we not have a choice for no stars?????
Tom was nothing physically like the book character....get a grip Hollywood....hire somebody who looks the part and can act, please.
Why people would waste their money on this movie is beyond me...I want my money back!
I agree with the last person. I don't like him and never will.
Horrible, horribe, horrible. Tom cannot act and has never been a good actor. I don't see the hype with this guy.
Loved it. Great for preteens to seniors. Looking fwd to the next!
I frequent movies maybe 3 - 4 times a year as I usually get so bored that I fall asleep. This one got my attention immediately, then let me drift a little but then captured me the rest of the way with its cerebral plot, edge of your seat action and witty humour. TC was strong and so was his supporting cast. Very entertaining - thank you !
What's all the commotion regarding the lead character not being 6 1/2 feet tall? Who the hell cares??? I could see the extra 6 inches being important for a lead actor in a porno movie, but not a hollywood movie. Get over it! Anyway, onto the movie...it was good!
Tom Cruise is Jerry Maguire NOT Jack Reacher!
One of the most fun movies I have seen in a long time. I needed a couple of hours to distract me from life, and this movie did the trick.
lead actor did not live up to book
great movie. very entertaining.
Started off slow, but turned out to be a great movie! Cruise is good as always, excellent acting.
Tom Cruises best movie,interesting from start to finish. Would see it again.
Awesome!!!! Great suspense!!!!
a movie shouldn't be rated based on the height of the character vs the height of the actor...come on! I look forward to seeing this movie. Great reviews by the majority.
interesting action-thriller with a mix of anti-hero investigator, a scapegoat, semi-incompetent 'pro' thugs, middle-man thugs, amateur thugs (funny), a mystery villain, and assorted seasoned sharp-shooters, a sweet girl, and a frustrated lawyer... lots of action, and nice long range 'fast snipe' shooting. enjoyed it. it was different. worth the see.
Great flick vintage Tom cruise!
I thought this movie was exceptional. The story was very interesting; but some very clever scripting , hilarious one liners, no special effects required and yet the film delivered punch, action, and a very interesting 2 hrs. One of those times when I walked away very satisfied from a movie, feeling as though my $13 wasn't stolen.
Clearly, a lot of thought and effort went into creating the poster for this movie.
Other than Cruise, I did not really care for this movie. Standard plot, secondary performances from the supporting cast, and fair film-making. DVD at best.
Very smart movie, well acted.
Loved it! Very entertaining!
Better than the average. . It actually is pretty close to the book, as is Tom Cruise's portrayal of Reacher. This premise (Reacher) is worth another effort