Movie Review: JACK REACHER (2012)

Shah Shahid

Cinephile. Bollywood Connoisseur. Attempted Writer & Editor at http://blankpagebeatdown.com. Host of Split Screen Podcast (@splitscreen_pod). Member of the Twitterati @theshahshahid. Diagnosed w ADH– look a dust bunny!

6 Responses

  1. keith7198 says:

    I like what you say. It isn’t a perfect movie but it is a fun and competent thriller that I had fun with. I thought Cruise was just fine and I liked it enough (despite its flaws) to where I wouldn’t mind seeing him again in that role. Not gonna happen though.

    • Shah Shahid says:

      I completely agree. This is why I avoided a Rating system for my reviews for the longest time. Always have trouble separating the entertainment factor from the quality of the content.

      I did hear rumblings of a sequel to this though. Not sure if it’s still legit.

      • keith7198 says:

        I think that’s why sometimes my rating system clashes with others. For me the fun factor is definitely weighed when I settle on a score. For me it has to play apart. Mainly because that’s a big reason why I go to the movies.

        • Shah Shahid says:

          Me too. I can forgive some quality of content if it’s fun regardless. While other movies enjoyment is ruined due to the flaws. I’m still getting the hang of the rating.

          Thanks for stopping by Keith.

  2. ruth says:

    Despite Cruise not being remotely close to how the character is described in the book (Reacher is 6’5″ in the novel!), I enjoyed this quite a bit. It’s not perfect but I was quite engrossed in the story and the action was decent. I like Robert Duvall in this too.

    • Shah Shahid says:

      Despite it’s flaws, it is a very enjoyable movie. It reminds me almost of those 90’s Stallone or Van Damme flicks, with an emphasis on the suspense elements. At the end of the day, it was fun to see Cruise be Reacher. I liked Duvall too, even though it wasn’t anything new. Their back and forth was pretty funny.

      Thanks for stopping by Ruthie!

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