DVD Article

DVDs: May 10, 2013

Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ''Jack Reacher,'' ''Safe Haven,'' and others

Jack Reacher (2012, PG-13)
Tom Cruise, Robert Duvall, Rosamund Pike Novelist Lee Child's 6'5'' drifter/vigilante with an ironclad sense of justice is played by the not-6'5'' Cruise in a slam-bang actioner that is more generic than genuine fun. (Also on iTunes) C+

Safe Haven (2013, PG-13)
Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, Cobie Smulders Surprise! It's a Nicholas Sparks adaptation about two good-looking people who fall deeply in love but are kept apart by a contrived obstacle straight out of a soap opera. And you say Hollywood is unoriginal. D

The Oranges (2012, R)
Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener, Adam Brody, Leighton Meester Laurie (House) plays a suburban dad who has an affair with the twentysomething daughter of his best friends in this charming but not entirely successful dramedy. (Also on iTunes) C+

Band of Outsiders (1964, Not Rated)
Anna Karina, Sami Frey, Claude Brasseur Jean-Luc Godard's Gallic romp gets a Criterion Blu-ray upgrade. A-

The Great Escape (1963, Not Rated)
Steve McQueen, James Garner The POW prison-break classic is now available on Blu-ray in honor of its 50th anniversary. A-

Coming Soon

Cloud Atlas (2012, R)
Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent The Wachowskis' wildly ambitious time-jumping epic is just crazy enough to work. B+ 5/14

Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013, R)
Alexandra Daddario, Dan Yeager Another attempt to squeeze a few more gory, fetid, limb-severing shocks from Leatherface lore. C 5/14

Originally posted May 03, 2013 Published in issue #1258 May 10, 2013 Order article reprints
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