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(2012) (Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike) (PG-13)

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme

Drama/Action: A defense lawyer hires a former enigmatic Army MP to help her investigate a domestic sniper shooting case.
In downtown Pittsburg, a sniper guns down five seemingly random people. After some quick investigation, police detective Emerson (DAVID OYELOWO) and district attorney Alex Rodin (RICHARD JENKINS) believe they have their man -- former military sniper James Barr (JOSEPH SIKORA). When asked to admit his guilt, Barr simply writes the words "Get Jack Reacher" before later being beaten into a coma by other prisoners.

Emerson and Rodin eventually learn that Jack Reacher (TOM CRUISE) is a former Army MP with a decorated past before various issues led to his demotion and then leaving the military. For the past two years, he's been an enigmatic drifter, but upon hearing news of the shootings, he quickly arrives in Pittsburg where Barr's lawyer, Helen Rodin (ROSAMUND PIKE) -- Alex's daughter -- wants to keep her client off death row and thinks Jack can help her.

He finally agrees and starts investigating the incident, something that results in a local thug, Linsky (MICHAEL RAYMOND-JAMES), tailing him and trying to use a local young woman, Sandy (ALEXIA FAST), as bait to lure Jack into a fight. It turns out Linsky works for Charlie (JAI COURTNEY) and that man's big boss, a figure known just as The Zec (WERNER HERZOG).

As Jack's investigation goes deeper, he not only finds more revealing clues, but also becomes a suspect in the eyes of Emerson and Alex. With the help of shooting range owner and former Marine Samuel Cash (ROBERT DUVALL), Jack uses his wits and skills to get to the bottom of what really occurred, all of which puts his and Helen's lives in danger.

If they're into action films that feature unflappable heroes, and are fans of anyone in the cast and/or the books on which the film is based this might prove enticing.
For violence, language and some drug material.

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