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Hard Edged Performance by Cruise; Subtle Direction and Script with an Edge,
This review is from: Jack Reacher (DVD)
Tom Cruise is Jack Reacher. Cruise makes this character his. Cruise's Reacher is a thinking mans' too the point blunt instrument and he gets the job done his way and for his motives. It is a very subtle film and that is part of the brilliance here. I went in with low expectations, but I was blown away by JACK REACHER. What a multilayered film of action, drama and suspense. Tom Cruise just keeps getting better with age.
I was totally engrossed by this film. The editing by Kevin Stitt was tight and very effective and Christopher McQuarrie's script with his low key direction gave this a great, yet very subtle narrative sweep. Joe Kraemer's score was old school and it really works here. Robert Duvall continues to demonstrate his brilliance as an actor and almost steals all his scenes, not quite, Duvall enhances them like no other.
This film has it all. This film delivers! Don't let this one get away!