Reacher has about 5 good moments and a resoundingly average everything else, if it is between this and Gangster Squad, I recommend the latter all the way. Which is a big shame for a fan of the books.
So unlike Gangster Squad, Jack Reacher is slightly harder for me to review, this is mostly down to one thing. Jack Reacher is based on a series of what I believe to be little known books, these books have been a focal bonding point for me and my extended family for a while now, they number roughly 15 in the series so far of which I believe I have read 10-11 of them. Breath out. So yes, when it comes to this film, I'm no longer looking at it from the every man reviewer stand point, even me and this films pre-production have a history, which I will now proceed to explain, but warned, you might want to skip the preamble and go straight to the Review, which I will highlight appropriately down the page.
They got the van spot on, Tom Cruise however...Not so much.