Review: 'Jack Reacher'

Tom Cruise stars as Jack Reacher in the film of the same name.

Story highlights

  • "Jack Reacher" is based on the popular Lee Child thrillers
  • The star, Tom Cruise, does not resemble the character's description
  • EW gives it a grade of C+
In the popular Lee Child thrillers from which "Jack Reacher" has been fashioned, the title character's physical dimensions are integral to his mysterious-loner-silent-drifter-violent-hero stature: He's 6' 5'', brawny, and blond. So Tom Cruise, who is not, has his work cut out for him in his mission to impress both those who already have strong notions about how Reacher ought to look and those just now meeting the freelance one-man justice league and tr