Jack Reacher parents guide

Jack Reacher

Overall C-

Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) has a vigilante approach to justice. So his initial investigation into five murders committed by a former military sniper is a bit of a witch-hunt until he discovers some deeper, unanswered questions about the crimes.

Release date December 20, 2012

Violence D+
Sexual Content B-
Profanity D+
Substance Use C

Why is Jack Reacher rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Jack Reacher PG-13 for violence, language and some drug material.

Run Time: 130 minutes

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Jack Reacher
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Jack Reacher rated PG-13? Jack Reacher is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for violence, language and some drug material.

Violence: While depictions of blood are limited to pools surrounding the dead shooting victims, this movie pushes the limit of a PG-13 rating with repeated hand-to-hand fights (often resulting in broken bones), strikes to the groin, the use of baseball bats and other implements to inflict pain and gun use. A man trains his sights on several people including a 6-year-old child before killing five of them. A man is beaten into a comatose state and suffers severe facial and head injuries. A group of men gang up on a single man. A character talks about killing a man and distributing his body parts. A man is forced to attempt to chew off his fingers. Numerous characters are shot at close range. A character is suffocated and the body disposed of in a garbage container. Characters engage in a high-speed chase that involves crashing their cars. A character is tasered and kidnapped. A man threatens to beat another to death and “drink his blood from a boot”. A character is hit in the head with a rock. Characters use a knife during a fight. A man verbally abuses a woman on a bus.

Sexual Content: A woman wearing only a thong is shown from the backside. A man’s bare chest is shown. A girl accuses a man of calling her a whore and attempts to lure him into a fight. Some sexual dialogue follows. A woman mistakenly believes a man is inviting her to bed. A professional woman wears a low cut shirt.

Language: The script contains frequent mild profanities and terms of Deity along with some crude terms, sexual comments and one strong sexual expletive.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters are shown with drinks in a bar setting. A woman, sitting beside of table of drug paraphernalia, appears to be in a drug-induced state. Comments are made about a man who makes illegal drugs. A woman drinks a beer.

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Jack Reacher
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence. Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children Violence Language May Offend.
Ontario 14A Violence, Language May Offend.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Jack Reacher is directed by Christopher McQuarrie and stars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Jack Reacher movie is May 7, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Jack Reacher

Release Date: 7 May 2013

Jack Reacher releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- Commentary by Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie

- Commentary by composer Joe Kraemer

- When the Man Comes Around

- You Do Not Mess with Jack Reacher: Combat & Weapons

- The Reacher Phenomenon

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A former military hero gets caught up in a crime in The Manchurian Candidate. Tom Cruise plays another one-man-army character in the Mission Impossible franchise.