Jack Reacher Comes Up Short

Sorry — that headline was so good that we had to steal it from the L.A. Times‘s roundup of critical assessments of Jack Reacher, which opened over the weekend.

Jack Reacher Tie-9nA chorus of such consternation arose when it was announced that Tom Cruise would play Lee Child’s 6′ 5″ hero, that the author himself spoke out in defense the choice.

Critics, however, feel the role was too much of a stretch. Movie goers also turned a cold shoulder to the film based on Child’s One Shot (Random House, 2005).

Unless there’s a big turn around over the holidays, don’t expect a sequel.

One Response to “Jack Reacher Comes Up Short”

  1. Denise Says:

    A short run for such a large and popular character.
    I’m short of words…but not surprised.
    When readers love a character we want some fit…short or not.