Cruise is in top form here; if he feels like working really hard as a star and producer, he could alternate big-budget Mission: Impossible outings with less expensive Jack Reacher installments for a number of years, with other projects slipped in between them.
(4/5 Stars) It can be exhilarating to watch when an actor finds a director they click with.The moment Tom Cruise strides into’Jack Reacher’, smouldering like an active volcano, that ‘click’ can be heard loud and clear.As for Cruise, he may be shorter than the 6ft 5in Reacher of Child’s books – a topic that vexed some fans – but that doesn’t deter from one of his most intense, determined performances in recent memory.
(4/5 Stars) Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise deliver on their promise, with a witty, violent take on Reacher that makes up for its lack of height with an abundance of smarts and thrills.
Deserving every one of its five stars, action film Jack Reacher is an absolute delight to watch. Fun, fast and furious, Tom Cruise is utterly compelling, as are his co-stars Jai Courtney and former Bond girl Rosamund Pike.
It cannot be emphasised enough how good this film really is, and with the vast majority of reviews really rating Jack Reacher, it is safe to say if there is one action thriller you should see this year, then this is the film for you.