An itinerant ex-military investigator is tasked with solving a shooting spree that isn't quite as cut-and-dry as it first seems as author Lee Child's 2005 novel One Shot comes to the big screen courtesy of writer/director Christopher McQuarrie. When a crazed sniper guns down five seemingly random people on a crowded Pittsburgh riverfront, Det. Emerson (David Oyelowo) quickly amasses enough evidence at the scene to implicate an unstable ex-military sniper named James Barr (Joseph Sikora). Upon being questioned by Emerson and DA Alex Rodin (Richard Jenkins), however, Barr demands to speak with Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise). A former military investigator who fell off the grid following his service, Reacher soon shows up on the scene and begins gathering clues with the aid of talented defense attorney Helen Rodin (Rosamund Pike), the daughter of the DA. Meanwhile, when Reacher is assaulted in a local bar, he correctly surmises that someone is determined to impede his investigation. His theory plays out when he becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young woman shortly thereafter. Now, with the police closing in from one side and a gang of ruthless killers gaining ground on the other, Reacher must use his formidable detective skills in order to catch the gunman and uncover his true motives.~Jason Buchanan
This movie adds to the top rated movies that Tom Cruise can add to his resume. I liken this movie in the category of Collateral, The Firm, and the Mission Impossible Series. This movie is packed with action, and keeps you on the edge of your seat. If you are a fan of Tom Cruise Movies, you won't be disappointed !!
This review is from Jack Reacher [DVD] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Brought 2 needed 1
I already saw this movie and thought I had it n my collection and bought the second so needed to get this one and I love to watch both
All of my many Blue Ray reviews focus solely upon the actual quality of the film from Standard Def DVD quality to the higher standard set for Blu Ray. Summaries of the plot and opinions of the story line and acting can be found in the majority of the other reviews so I do not want to be redundant. My rating is based solely upon the Blue Ray disc's video and audio quality and not the quality of the movie itself.
Keep in mind, however, that the quality of what you see and hear is also dependent upon the quality of the TV monitor you are watching on as well as the home theater set up you are using. The monitor I use is a fairly new Panasonic ZT 65" plasma and the amps, speakers, cables, OPPO 103 BluRay player and AVM-60 7.1 Atmos enabled Surround Processor I use are hi end esoteric gear to provide me with a more realistic and objective perspective. The Oppo player is not enabled to transcode Atmos audio so it will default to the next best audio coded, in this case, DTS HD MA 7.1 I am not trying to be a snob here, but just pointing out that what you see and hear is very dependent upon the quality of the gear you are using.
What we have here is a very decent color grading with natural colorization of the environment. Colors do not pop unnaturally as they would in a Transformers movie. Most of the daytime scenes are warmly color graded with a slight desaturation. Night scenes take on a cool coloration bringing up the blues. Skin details tend to be smoother and extra small details, while not to take away from the resolution are a bit smoothed out as well. Blacks appear to go pretty deep and pass pluge nicely. Black does not turn to grey. The average bit rates was in the low 30's which is pretty decent as well. Contrast is very good leaning towards excellent.
I was surprised and happy that there was a 7.1 lossless DTS HD MA format included. The first 57 minutes of the film is centered in the front stage so there was not much aggressive use of the surrounds for their discreet usage but the second half of the film really kicks the surrounds and LFE channel into high gear and immersive audio mixing. Pans between front and rear stages as well as left and right became frequent. During the ending fight, the rain is beautifully mixed so you feel you are right in the rain storm..except you don't get as wet as the characters.
No ads for other movies, thank god. While I purchased the single blue ray and there was no second SD disc, extras included a short documentary on how they developed and trained for the unique fighting sequences, a doc on the author of the Reacher stories and how this first film came to fruition. Of course, director commentaries are also included but I personally rarely ever listen to these.
All in all, a very decent rendering of the film transcoded for Blue Ray.
I do hope this review has been of some help to you in deciding upon your purchase.
Thanks for reading.