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Jack Reacher

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Tom Cruise takes on the iconic role of surly vigilante in "Jack Reacher," but the movie seems an effort to put Cruise into as many Cool Guy scenes as possible. "I'm just a guy who wants to be left alone," he intones.

May 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
New on DVD

New on DVD

"Jack Reacher" (PG-13, 131 minutes, Paramount): Presumably taking a long, self-indulgent glance at his What Would Clint Do? bracelet, Tom Cruise takes on the iconic role of surly vigilante in "Jack Reacher," resulting in a mismatch of wincingly epic proportions. This movie is designed primar…

May 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Despite timing, 'Jack Reacher' works

Despite timing, 'Jack Reacher' works

Tom Cruise portrays off-the-grid ex-military policeman "Jack Reacher" with a bruising panache. So Cruise is not a 6-foot-5, 250-pound, blond behemoth of British novelist Lee Child's books - but then again, he doesn't have to be. Cruise reminds viewers that he is indeed a movie star first and…

December 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Despite timing, 'Jack Reacher' works

Despite timing, 'Jack Reacher' works

The idea of watching a movie in which a sniper methodically crafts his own bullets, practices weekly at a gun range, then waits quietly in an empty parking garage before shooting five people dead may not sound like the most appealing form of entertainment during these tragic days.

December 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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