《侠探杰克》(Jack Reacher) 是一部动作惊悚片，本片故事开始于一个寻常的小镇，在一个平静的早晨，五个人照常过日子，却惨遭随机射杀。所有证据都指向一个人：枪法神准的狙击手詹姆斯•巴尔，他前身是军人，训练有素的狙击兵。他很快就遭到逮捕与拘提。经过漫长的审讯，依然问不出什么。囚犯只做出一个神秘的要求，随手写下：“给我杰克”。《侠探杰克》是一部带有浓重个人英雄主义色彩的老派硬汉侦探片，许多人认为汤姆•克鲁斯用自己二十年不变的经典POSE把一部信息量很大的侦探片活活变成了他的个人秀。
Dective：It’s life or death now, James. By that, I mean you’re doing one or the other up in Rockview. This here is District Attorney Rodin. Want to know what he’s wondering? Weather you’re gonna walk like a man or cry like a pussy on your way to death house. See the D.A. likes needle whereas, me I llike to see a man like you live a long life with all your teeth Knocked out. Passes around till a brother can’t tell your fart from a yawn. Now I don’t know what kind of man you are, which of these two fates you prefer, but Rodin here is a generous fellow. He’s willing to let you take your pick. If you save us and this city a long and costly trial waive your right to counsel and confess, right now.
Rodin: Sixteen hours. Has to be some kind of record, Detective. What the hell is this?
Detective: Who the hell is Jack Reacher?
Rodin: Jack Reacher.
Detective: Born Jack, not John, no middle name, is a ghost. No driver’s license, current or expired. No residence, current or former. No crediet cards. No credit history. No P.O.box cell phone, e-mail. Noting.
Rodin: Can you at least tell me who he is?
Detective: Well, I can tell you who he has, blood military. Born and raised on basses aboard. Mother was a French national, father is the corps. His first trip to the U.S, was attend west point. Four years later, he ships out for good.