Genres: Action, Thriller
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, David Oyelowo, Jai Courtney, Joseph Sikora, Michael Raymond-James, Alexia Fast, James Martin Kelly, Kristen Dalton, Nicole Forester, Joe Coyle, Scott Martin, Tammy Felice, Josh Helman
Synopsis: One morning in an ordinary town, five people are shot dead in a seemingly random attack. All evidence points to a single suspect: an ex-military sniper who is quickly brought into custody. The man's interrogation yields one statement: Get Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise). Reacher, an enigmatic ex-Army investigator, believes the authorities have the right man but agrees to help the sniper's defense attorney (Rosamund Pike). However, the more Reacher delves into the case, the less clear-cut it appears.
This new Tom Cruise vehicle does its work sleekly and well. However, to be honest, it's a little hard to watch given recent news events. Jack Reacher (Cruise) is off the grid as a cop, ex-military sniper and investigator. An accused killer, coming out of a coma, asks for Reacher to help clear his name. Rosamund Pike plays Helen, the defense attorney who's on the case. Eventually, it all boils down to The Zec, played with relish by Warner Herzog. It's a sharp film, but with lots of gun violence.
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune