Synopsis: Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, ex–military investigator Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) is coming. He knows this shooter—a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right—and soon the slam-dunk case explodes. Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning—and then beat him shot for shot.
I can picture the dusty bookstore shelf labeled "Thrillers." At the top, the latest ghost-written Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum spy and crime novels. Somewhere near the bottom, slapped with a discount sticker, rests a copy of the latest Jack Reacher book. The cover bears the tagline, "The law has limits, he does not." I've never actually read a Jack Reacher novel, but the film bearing the same name (based on the novel One Shot), paints a pretty good picture. This Tom Cruise joint doesn't adapt an endless pile of thrillers into gritty cinema the way Bourne and Bond do. It is closer to an homage, capturing the essence of a crime thriller novel you'd toss into your shopping cart while scooping up some groceries. Jack Reacher is less a man and... Read Review