Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Jack Reacher (2012)

A lone gunman is caught with incontrovertible evidence. A badass former MP is brought in to either clear his name or make him hang.

The gimmick: a classic Western (Reacher as the man of violence from out of town) masquerading as a gumshoe procedural. Note: this is purely the director's spin on the novels, not the author's.

Watch for: clever scriptwriting, grasp of genre cinema, the very limited Tom Cruise cast in an appropriate and effective role.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 19 December 2012.

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