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  1. 1. ‘Jack Reacher’: Life on the edge - Singapore Movies - inSing.com Movies 2/15/13 5:44 PM Like 208k Register Login Businesses Food Movies Events Select a movie Select a cinema Search SG HUNGRYGOWHERE SHOPPING MOVIES EVENTS BEST DEALS TRAVEL NEWS MORE Home > Movies > ‘Jack Reacher’: Life on the edge See what your friends are reading Most Popular Ah Boys To Men: Part 2 - inSing.com... ‘Jack Reacher’: Life on the edge Journey To The West - inSing.com Movies by Wang Dexian Ah Boys To Men: Part 1 - inSing.com... inSing.com - 21 December 2012 11:08 AM A Good Day To Die Hard - inSing.com... Ah Boys to Men Part 2: A perfect... Tweet 0 Like Be the first of your friends to like this. Subscribe to Newsletter Get e-mail updates on Food, Movies, Movie details | Photo gallery | Watch trailer | Buy tickets Shopping and Events in Singapore plus Contests & Giveaways! Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Given Name Family Name ‘Jack Reacher’ has the misfortune of being a poorly timed film. Audiences here were probably Email Address wondering why the premiere for the film was delayed after the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut. Well, it’s easy to see why now. Right at the opening is a brilliantly directed tension filled scene depicting a man with a sniper rifle, gunning down what seems to be five random people. It’s unfortunate, but we do have to judge the movie on its own merit. Christopher McQuarrie, who was also involved in the rewriting of the original screenplay this movie is based on, helms the movie from his director’s chair. The result is a police procedural that has enough twists and turns, something movies of this genre tend to be lacking these days, that’ll keep the audience occupied throughout. It’s very nicely crafted all around, has a dark humorous vibe to it as well and doesn’t take itself too seriously, which is very much appreciated. The film does move a little slowly in the first act, but thehttp://movies.insing.com/feature/jack-reacher-movie-review/id-5a683f00 Page 1 of 4
  2. 2. ‘Jack Reacher’: Life on the edge - Singapore Movies - inSing.com Movies 2/15/13 5:44 PM rest of the movie proves to be a fun challenge for viewers as they piece together the clues and twists that unfold. A little bit of a mind challenge, if you will. The character Jack Reacher originates from a series of books written by British author Jim Grant under his pen name of Lee Child. The book adapted for this movie is ‘One Shot’. If you’ve read the novels by Child, Cruise doesn’t exactly fit the part of Reacher, described in the novels as a 6-foot- 5, 250-pound, blond monster of a dude. So obviously, Cruise doesn’t quite ‘reach’ (pun intended) the physical features of the character, and so does the role in his own way. Experts Food Shopping Movies Beckii Dr Leslie Tay EvelynCOnline Bagaholicboy Movie Lover CinemaChen ‘The Delicacy’: The Prince Coffee All 5 best French bistros Bagaholicboy:stop- Unknown: A tale of Unforgettable House in delectable... Singapore turns Things films twists and Hainanese- motion Fun,... Old school Western French hot When sweet treats Beach So many delights atcome Win one of these bistros A complicated thriller Besides ‘ParaNorman’ in Roadarebypackages. best in unlikely are Neeson. town designer numbers! headed other stop-motion here - hereLiamthe 5 spots films that give CG... Beckii C Cinema... Movie... Bagaholicb... Featured Series Much of what makes Reacher such an interesting persona is intrinsic to the character itself. A former military cop, the now retired Reacher is a drifter—completely off the grid. He often buses or hitchhikes to get around. He’s got no address, no cards ... he’s a ghost with no paper trail. He even Movie Reviews Movie Reviews ‘Upside Down’: Is... ‘Parker’: A bloody... uses freaking pay phones, which only serves to illustrate how completely dedicated to laying low this guy is. When the shooting occurs, the authorities quickly and efficiently find a trail of clues Food Shopping Critics Reviews New Arrivals leading to an ex-Army sniper named James Barr. When questioned, Barr says nothing, only writing Interviews Tech Weekly down ‘Get Jack Reacher’. The man arrives after seeing Barr’s arrest on the news, only to find Barr New Opening in a deep coma after having been beaten by fellow inmates on their way to holding prison. Reacher Contests and Giveaways has a past with Barr and is convinced he did it, but is persuaded by Barr’s defense attorney, Helen What’s New Rodin (Rosamund Pike), to be her investigate. However, as he digs deeper, he realises nothing Movies Events isn’t what it seems to be. Trailer Feature Fun For Free Movie Feature Preview Guide Cruise inhabits his role quite admirably and turns in a performance that make you see why he’s a Movie Reviews Contests true megastar. Gone is the megawatt smile from movies like ‘Top Gun’; replaced by a performance Interviews Announcement Weekend Guide filled with a world-weary ideal that harks back to his roles in edgier material like ‘Collateral’. Cruise Art and Performing... taps into Jack Reacher’s healthily suspicious nature almost perfectly, with a dry wit and an unforgiving single-minded attitude towards only doing the right thing. Search for feature articles And in a wonderfully weird casting choice, legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog plays the villain, a man named ‘The Zec’. Nice to see someone finally tapping that deeply threatening documentary narration voice, although his role is pretty flat, a stereotypical villain that doesn’t have many layers to it. ‘Jack Reacher’ is smart but, at the same time, the movie never forgets the subject at hand—justice no matter what. There are plenty of badass fights, thrills and spills. Reacher fights with a particularly violent fighting style that employs lots of elbow strikes that will make you cringe. And, rather thankfully, these fight scenes aren’t over edited. This is a thinking man’s bruiser movie—smart, violent and confident. It’s electrifying when you finally weave together all the pieces of this hardboiled crime, and the bone-shattering action and various surprises will keep you engaged all the way through.http://movies.insing.com/feature/jack-reacher-movie-review/id-5a683f00 Page 2 of 4
  3. 3. ‘Jack Reacher’: Life on the edge - Singapore Movies - inSing.com Movies 2/15/13 5:44 PM The best part? It’s never too afraid to laugh at itself; which is a good thing in a genre where eye- rolling cliches are aplenty. Plus, there’s Robert Duvall in a small role as an ex-Marine who owns a gun range—setting up a mini ‘Days of Thunder’ reunion on screen for nostalgia enthusiasts. ‘Jack Reacher’ opens in theatres 20 December 2012 You might also like Paid Distribution Body found at entrance James D’Arcy: ‘A Good Day to Die The 20 Hottest Female of HDB carpark at Jalan ‘Hitchcock’ has framed Hard’: Crash and burn Basketball Players Will Bukit Merah so much of what (inSing Movies) Wow You (inSing News) filmmakers do (Rant Sports) (inSing Movies) [Powered by Outbrain] Bookmark Email Print Send to Mobile Share... Share Leave a comment 0 comments Add a comment... Post to Facebook Posting as Dexian Wang (Change) Comment Facebook social plugin Related Content Movie Reviews: ‘Upside Down’: Is ridiculous Movie Reviews: ‘Parker’: A bloody bore Movie Reviews: ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’: Crash and burn Movie Reviews: ‘Hitchcock’: Spellbound Movies Features "Harry Potter" producer goes horror "Les Miserables" tops "Argo" at BAFTAs Ahmad Idham goes "Gangster" "The Grandmaster" to release in US Bryan Cranston fights "Godzilla" Catch the latest Singapore movies now Movies inSing.com About inSing Follow inSing RSS Feeds showing at all cinemas. Read movie Now Showing Business Search About Us reviews, check movie showtimes and Coming Soon HungryGoWhere Contact Us book your tickets at inSing.com Movies. Photo Galleries Shopping Careers Trailers Movies FAQ Showtimes Events Subscribe to Newsletter Latest Reviews Super Deals mio TV VOD News Advertise with us Travel Display Advertising SingNet Business Listing Ads HungryGoWhere HungryGoWhere for Restaurants © 2013 , SingTel Digital Media Pte Ltd. All Rights Reserved.http://movies.insing.com/feature/jack-reacher-movie-review/id-5a683f00 Page 3 of 4
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