Jack Reacher is a 2012 American action thriller film based on the novel One Shot by Lee Child. The film stars Tom Cruise as the title character, a former military policeman who investigates a sniper shooting that turns out to be more than it seems. The film also features Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, David Oyelowo, Robert Duvall and Werner Herzog.
The film was directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who also wrote the screenplay. It was produced by Cruise and his production company Skydance Media. The film was released on December 21, 2012 by Paramount Pictures and received mixed to positive reviews from critics. It grossed $218 million worldwide against a budget of $60 million.
Jack Reacher is the first film in a series based on the novels by Lee Child. A sequel, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, was released in 2016.Jack Reacher teams up with Helen Rodin to find out who is framing Barr and why. They discover that Barr was part of a four-man sniper team in Iraq that was involved in a massacre of innocent civilians. The other three snipers were killed by a mysterious man known as \\\"the Zec\\\" (Werner Herzog), a former Soviet prisoner of war who lost his fingers and eye to frostbite. The Zec is the leader of a criminal organization that hired Barr to kill a rival contractor, but then set him up to take the fall for the riverfront shooting.
Reacher and Rodin track down the real shooter, Charlie (Jai Courtney), who is working for the Zec. They also learn that Emerson and Alex Rodin are in cahoots with the Zec, and that they plan to kill Barr in the hospital to silence him. Reacher and Rodin manage to stop them and rescue Barr, who regains consciousness and confirms Reacher's suspicions. Reacher then confronts Charlie and the Zec at a quarry, where he engages in a brutal fight with Charlie and kills him. He then faces the Zec, who offers him a choice: either join his organization or kill him and become a fugitive. Reacher chooses the latter and shoots the Zec in the head.
Reacher then leaves Pittsburgh, but not before calling Helen Rodin and telling her that he liked her. He also warns her that her father is corrupt and that she should quit working for him. He then hitchhikes a ride with a friendly couple, disappearing into the night.Jack Reacher received generally positive reviews from critics and audiences. The film has a 63% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 212 reviews, with an average rating of 6.3/10. The website's critical consensus reads, \\\"Jack Reacher is an above-average crime thriller with a smoothly charismatic performance from Tom Cruise.\\\" [^3^] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 50 out of 100, based on 36 critics, indicating \\\"mixed or average reviews\\\". [^1^] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of \\\"Aâ\\\" on an A+ to F scale.
The film was praised for its action sequences, direction, cinematography, and Cruise's performance. However, some critics and fans of the novel criticized the film for deviating from the source material and for casting Cruise as Reacher, who is described in the books as being 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) tall and weighing between 210 and 250 pounds (95â113 kg), with ice-blue eyes and dirty blond hair. Cruise is 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) tall and has brown hair and eyes. [^2^] Lee Child, the author of the novel, defended Cruise's casting, saying that he captured the essence of Reacher's character.
Jack Reacher was a moderate box office success, grossing $218.3 million worldwide against a budget of $60 million. [^2^] The film was the 19th highest-grossing film of 2012 in North America and the 40th highest-grossing film worldwide. The film was nominated for several awards, including a Saturn Award for Best Action or Adventure Film and a Golden Trailer Award for Best Thriller. 061ffe29dd