Theatrical Release: 12/21/2012
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Writer: Christopher McQuarrie & Lee Child
Producer: David Ellison
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Runtime: 130 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Tom Cruise,
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.
This movie is witty and features an interesting plot but the language and violence crosses our acceptable levels of family-friendly viewing.
A man accused of murder asks for Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise), an ex-military investigator. Reacher winds up working with a beautiful defense lawyer and the case becomes more and more interesting with some unusual twists and turns. Unfortunately, due to the above mentioned language and violence issues, we are unable to award this one our Dove Seal.
Sex: Some sexual comments; a woman comes on to a man and makes a comment that he is supposed to start groping her.
Language: GD-1; G/OMG-4; J-6; For C's Sake-1; F-1; D-4; H-9; S-10; A-2; Slut-1; Slang for female genitalia-1; PO-1; SOB-1; S*ck it-1
Violence: Several people are shot and killed although little blood is seen; a character is beaten up; two men fight; photo of woman with pool of blood under her; a woman is punched and suffocated.
Drugs: Bar scenes and drinking; drug paraphernalia seen in home including a bong.
Nudity: Woman wearing G-string is shown and rear cheeks are seen; cleavage; shirtless man; bare midriff.
Other: A grieving father is shown; death and sorrow.