Like many other of the reviews, I too am a huge fan of Lee Child's character Jack Reacher. Having read all of the books, I was thrilled to see Child's book come to the big screen. I identify with many of the comments about being disappointment with Cruise as JR. However, I felt the movie was brilliant, a real thrill ride. It took all of about 5 minutes to get over the "size" thing and get into the character. Tom does a very good job and will undoubtedly "own" the role in future sequels. A great, smart thriller that you don't want to end. If your a fan JR, you're wanting him to wander into the next town to see who he can help and what bad guys he can wipe the floor with. In closing I'll say this; It's really good to see an action movie that's not overdone with computer graphics. Good old-fashioned stunt work is at it's best!. Go lose yourself and have fun!