As a fan of lee Childs books I was as unimpressed as everyone else when Tom Cruise was cast as Reacher.
It is with great pleasure then that I can report that fears were unfounded and Cruise brings the pain, and the charm, as the character requires.
The film is refreshingly old school, favouring character, story and smart dialogue over endless CGI cartoons, without skimping on thrills - props to Cruise for clearly doing some of his own stunt driving during a corking car chase. Supporting cast are uniformly excellent and the action is clean and clear. Top stuff. Two thumbs up.