Starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, Werner Herzog, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo
THE USUAL SUSPECTS’ Christopher McQuarrie brings Lee Child’s Jack Reacher character to the big screen with this Paramount Pictures release starring Tom Cruise as the lone-wolf investigator on the hunt for a murderous sniper. Robert Duvall, Richard Jenkins, Rosamund Pike, and director Werner Herzog co-star.
3 stars out of 4 — “[T]his is Cruise’s show….The patented smile is gone, replaced by a glower that makes JACK REACHER a dark and dazzling ride into a new kind of hell.” (Rolling Stone)
“Cruise plays him with no fuss in a direct, pared-down way with little sense of amped-up intensity or vanity….Cruise is in top form here…” (Hollywood Reporter)
“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.” (Total Film)
“Beat by beat, JACK REACHER is just like Child’s paperbacks in the best possible way: it’s fast, fun, and smarter than it looks.” (Movieline)
“[McQuarrie] does a solid, professional job….[Herzog] brings a much needed jolt of peculiarity…” (Sight and Sound)