Family Film Guide: 'Jack Reacher'
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The Post-Gazette reviews movies from a family perspective:
Suitable for: Teens and older.
What you should know: This movie, starring Tom Cruise in the title role, was filmed in Pittsburgh. It opens with a scene, taken from the Lee Child source novel, in which a sniper shoots a handful of people outside PNC Park. It shows the city off to great advantage. The PG-13 rating is right on the money.
Language: One f-word, a half-dozen uses of profanity and a dozen milder four-letter words.
Sexual situations and nudity: A woman is briefly shown in underwear leaving a man's bed.
Violence/scary situations: Lots, with the sniper shooting, intense physical fights and shootouts that wound or kill, the murder of a character and dumping of the body, scenes of someone held captive and a long chase scene.
Alcohol and drug use: Beer is consumed and a scene is set in a bar.
First Published December 21, 2012 12:00 am