Insert quarter for a Jack Reacher review



Despite the mystery being predictable, it still kept you interested because it was easy to follow. The movie suffered whenever it became a little too silly, such as the bathtub fight scene, or the scenes with the shooting range owner.


Jack Reacher wins the award for best snappy dialog in any film I saw in 2012, but he wasn’t quite as good as the loud teenagers in the front row of the theater seemed to think.


Nothing to complain or rave about.

Product Placement

Sure there was Western Union and Goodwill, but (as far as I can tell) they made a fake name for what appeared to be an AutoZone, so I’ll let them keep their points here.


It’s rare for a mystery movie to be rewatchable, but I’m glad this was the final movie I saw in 2012.

35 comments on “Insert quarter for a Jack Reacher review

  1. Might have to check this one out. I’m always a fan of a mystery/action film, especially if it’s not to over-the-top.

  2. Once it reach the cinemas here in Nigeria, ama go see it.

  3. Good stuff. Just posted my review as well. And while I wasn’t quite as enthusiastic, it was still a lot of fun.

  4. I just got back from seeing this myself. As a fan of the books, I really liked it, though I think Rosamund Pike’s cleavage should have had its own credit. The lady definitely deserves a Best Supported Actress award. [insert your own boob jokes here] :)

  5. Nice review. Loud and stupid, but fun. That’s all that matters.

  6. Great review. I was surprised when I liked it as I was expecting something really stupid with nothing to offer.

  7. You know Tom Cruise movies are going to be Interesting, fun and thrilling. The last I saw was Mission Impossible and Knight and Day. So it really wasn’t hard to relate. He just picks off from there. It’s fascinating, yet subtle but keeps you gripped anyways. I wouldnt say overly complicated but how he goes about doing things has its own charm. I wouldnt say it was amazingg? But definitely a really good movie.

  8. It was fun, but I thought the movie was kind of sloppy. I still enjoyed it a lot. Nice review.

  9. I don’t know why, but I just don’t really like Tom Cruise.

  10. I’m skeptical but I’m interested enough to watch it when it comes out on video.

  11. I’m skeptical, but I’m interested enough to watch it when it comes out on video.

  12. I really liked this film, from the time I saw the trailer I knew it was going to be something worth watching. I thought Cruise fab and I prefer him in roles where his character is a little more serious like in Collateral. I also like Rosamund Pike in the film abd the sexual tension between her and Cruise that was well-executed.The humour was pretty funny for the most part though those 2 guys in the bathroom was just ridiculous to the point where I felt that was watching an old slapstick cartoon.

  13. This was the last film I saw in 2012 as well, good score :D

  14. Definitely going to watch this after seeing this review :)

  15. saw it and loved it. Ama review it soon

  16. I found this far too silly to ever want to re-watch, in spite of good direction.

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