Review: Jack Reacher (4K)

Ex-military investigator Jack Reacher leaps off the page of Lee Child’s bestselling novel and onto the big screen in the explosive thriller the critics are calling “taut, muscular, gruff and cool.” Now, you can expierence the film in the 4K UHD format with commentary from Tom Cruise and the Director, plus even more special features.Plot: One morning in an ordinary town, five people are shot dead in a seemingly random attack. All evidence points to a single suspect: an ex-military sniper who is quickly brought into custody. The man’s interrogation yields one statement: Get Jack Reacher. Reacher, an enigmatic ex-Army investigator, believes the authorities have the right man but agrees to help the sniper’s defense attorney. However, the more Reacher delves into the case, the less clear-cut it appears.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Runtime: 130 min

Rating: Rotten Tomatoes 62% & IMDB 7/10

Unboxing (see below)

Review: Everything about this disc is pure cinematic from the way everything is shot; close up, far away and top to bottom. There is a moderate level of grain that can be seen throughout the entire movie — but it adds a nice touch to the style of the film and the way it was shot. As usual with UHD presentations you get a lot of detail in the close up’s from the pores, to sweat, facial marks, stubble, etc.

In Chapter 12 you get a lot of really nice black levels from scenes of inside the cars — weaving in and out of traffic at night. It’s also a good look to have a bright red Camaro appearing crisper than ever through the darkness for added style.

In Chapter 17 you get another great look a the detail added, especially as the rain starts to come down. All the textures from the mud to their wet leather jackets look great with all the added detail.

Overall, this transfer boosts the clarity, but if you are looking for a stellar, eye-popping disc — you won’t get it here. What you do get is an enhanced look at the gritty film bringing in more detail, depth and color. Shots during the day bring a warm hue and all the night shots cool down bringing in the many blues into your depth of view. The blacks also appear deep across the board really crushing in all the right areas.

Conclusion:

Paramount is in full Tom Cruise mode, whether it’s the entire Mission: Impossible collection to now, Jack Reacher. Good news is — not only are you getting a MI:6, but you’re also getting more Jack Reacher as well. If you really think about it, Jack Reacher is probably going to have more films if this next film does well at the box office.

If you’re all about the UHD format, this isn’t a massive jump over the Blu-Ray, but it does the job. If you’re fan of Jack Reacher — it’s worth adding to your collection. The way the HDR touches the color and extra detail boosts the picture — it gets the thumbs up. Go and pick this up now as it has hit the shelves at your local store.

Cheers,

Matt.