Risky Business: Every Tom Cruise Film, Ranked – Updated

From top guns to last samurais, impossible missions to Mummy hunts – we rate the movies of America's reigning movie star from worst to best

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 'Jack Reacher' (2012)
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25. 'Jack Reacher' (2012)

Let's get something out of the way first: Yes, Tom Cruise is totally wrong to play author Lee Child's beloved tough guy detective/wanderer. But he's not a bad choice to play Tom Cruise's version of the character, which is less a physically imposing, macho guardian angel and more of a diligent, stern-faced enigma.  This initially absorbing (if semi-ludicrous) mystery is distinguished by a lot of witty dialogue and some effective suspense, despite the fact it goes off the rails near the end. It wasn't much of a hit, but there are reportedly efforts to make another one. Could an older Cruise yet grow into the part? 

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