Say what you will about the casting of Tom Cruise as the titular American badass hero in “Jack Reacher”, but there’s no denying that either Cruise seems to really “get” the character or writer/director Christopher McQuarrie does. Maybe even both, which seems likely, given that Cruise and McQuarrie have a long-standing relationship, and I suspect they would have talked about the character at great length. Having said that, check out four new TV spots for “Jack Reacher”, which makes me very excited to see this movie. I would still have preferred a better entry in the Lee Child book series with which to launch the movie franchise, but I suppose “One Shot” will do.
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 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.
Also starring Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, James Martin Kelly, David Oyelowo, Michael Raymond-James, Alexia Fast, and busting heads and taking no names December 21, 2012.
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