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31 Jul

Jack ReacherI am not a Tom Cruise fan, pretty sure I’ve mentioned it before.  I believe his ego often gets in the way of making him a good actor.  Some people say he’s crazy but I could really care less; crazy usually makes for a better actor.  So why am I watching Jack Reacher?  Mainly because the previews looked good and I figured he couldn’t screw it up too much.  For the most part, I was right.

Jack Reacher is a fictional character in several novels by Lee Child.  I’ve never read them so I can’t vouch for the movie accuracy.  Reacher is an ex-military operative who walked away and off the radar.  He can only be found when he wants to be.  Veteran sniper Barr (Joseph Sikora) is accused of the sniper killing of five random people.  There is mountains of evidence against him and seems to be an open and shut case.  Barr doesn’t confess or defend himself but simply requests, “Get Jack Reacher”. Of course no one can find him but he shows up anyway.

What follows is a pretty good mystery full of twists, double crosses and betrayal.  Which is all well and good except for Mr. Cruise.  I just can’t buy him as this character.  He always reminds me of the guy who’s trying to be tough but everyone is secretly laughing behind his back.  Now I thought Rosalind Pike was actually very good in the role of Helen Rodin, the attorney defending Barr against her father, the never losing prosecuting attorney (Richard Jenkins).  Many times I felt she was more central than Reacher. I also like Robert Duvall as Cash.  I really wish he had a bigger role.

So I recommend watching this movie even if Cruise is not a convincing Reacher, well at least who I think Reacher should be.  But the storyline is still good and the mystery is interesting to figure out.  Just don’t expect the lead to carry the movie.  Are you listening Hollywood?

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