Jack Reacher doesn’t dispense justice on a gang of no-good punks until later this month, but the studio has released four new clips from the film, for a total of six. After taking a look at what’s being offered here, one thing’s for certain: writer/director Christopher McQuarrie appears to have done a very faithful adaptation of the Lee Child character. The, uh, visuals notwithstanding, I mean. Tom Cruise is too short for Jack Reacher, blah blah blah. Everything else, though? Looks spot on.
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, and Alexia Fast.
“Jack Reacher” does what Jack Reacher do December 21, 2012.
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