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Jack Reacher - Tom Cruise
Jack Reacher - Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) ©2012 Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions

Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher opens in December. Tom’s character does not care about the law. He only cares about what is right. He is almost Batman like, but without the costume!

The film is based on a popular series of novels by British author Lee Child. The crime series is about an antihero. Reacher is a former military police officer turned vigilante who wanders the US as a drifter.

The casting has been criticised by some fans of the novels who feel that Cruise lacks the stature and tough guy image to play Reacher. The character in the books by Lee Child is said to be 6ft 5in tall and have a 50-inch chest!

You can judge for yourself if Tom’s acting ability has overcome his difference is height from the book’s character. Here the two trailers released so far – they are a far bit different from each other so it is worth watching both.

Jack Reacher Trailers

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

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Jack Reacher Official Information

When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody.

On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!”

So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.

Jack Reacher is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Based on a book in Lee Child’s crime series.

Cast members include Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, David Oyelowo and Robert Duvall.

Jack Reacher - Poster, Tom Cruise
Jack Reacher – Poster, Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) ©2012 Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions

Jack Reacher Theatrical release dates

US & Canada: December 21, 2012
UK: December 26, 2012
Australia: January 3, 2013