Jack Reacher
  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    130m

  • Release date

    26/12/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Thriller

  • Cuts

    This work was cut

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Film

Jack Reacher

Contains moderate violence and one use of strong language

A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

  • Type

    Film

  • Approx. Running minutes

    130m

  • Release date

    26/12/2012

  • Genre(s)

    Thriller

  • Cuts

    This work was cut

Posters and synopsis powered by IMDb

JACK REACHER is a thriller in which an ex-military policeman who sets out to investigate whether a man who has been arrested for a series of apparently random shootings is actually guilty of the crime.

Violence

There are a number of scenes of moderate violence. These generally occur in the context of set-piece action fights between the hero and villains. Although some heavy blows are landed, including kicks, punches and elbow blows to many parts of the body, little is shown in terms of blood or injury detail. One sequence shows a man pressing his thumb deep into his assailant's eye but this is a defensive move and lacks clear detail. Another scene shows a head-butt, resulting in a very brief spurt of blood from the nose.

Language

The single use of strong language ('f**k') is directed by a woman to her father but not in a particularly aggressive fashion. There are also uses of moderate language such as 'bitch', 'slut' and 'prick'.

There are also some undetailed drug references, including a passing verbal reference to 'cooking crystal' and sight of a 'bong', which is not seen being used.

Company chose to reduce two moments of violence (a woman being suffocated by a man and a man being hit over the head with a rock) in order to achieve a 12A classification. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 classification was available.

  • Classified date

    13/11/2012

  • Director(s)

    Christopher McQuarrie

  • Cast

    Werner Herzog, David Oyelowo, Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney, Tom Cruise, Richard Jenkins, Rosamund Pike

  • BBFC reference

    AFF290887