written and directed by Christopher Mc Quarrie, based on Lee Child's 2005 novel One Shot.
The film stars Tom Cruise as the title character, with Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Richard Jenkins, Jai Courtney, Werner Herzog and Robert Duvall also starring.
Cruise reprised his role in the sequel, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, based on the 2013 novel Never Go Back, which was released in October 2016.
The musical score was composed by Joe Kraemer, performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony and recorded at the Sony Scoring Stage in Culver City, California.
Cruise performed all of his own driving stunts during the film's signature car chase sequence.
After he steals Helen's Mercedes-Benz, Reacher outwits the mob guards, killing them with Cash's help, before confronting the Zec about the conspiracy.
Zec points out that Reacher has killed most of the witnesses against him and doubts that he would be convicted. Reacher and Cash flee the scene with confidence that Helen will clear Reacher's name.
"Sometimes I'll use my mathematical understanding of music to devise a theme (such as the open fifths of Reacher's theme), sometimes I'll have an orchestral color in mind (i.e. The actual composing process probably resembles Max Steiner more than anyone else I know of.
I start at the first frame of the movie and work my through to the end, chronologically, in order." Discussing his approach to this balance, Kraemer described, "Music can make such an impact when it enters a scene, and obviously the only way to do that is to have silence beforehand.
After an apparently spurious bar fight, Reacher realizes that someone is attempting to strong-arm him into dropping his investigation.
Reacher is later framed for the murder of the young woman who was paid to instigate the bar-room brawl, but this only motivates him further. The real perpetrators are gang members masquerading as legitimate businessmen.
Still unaware of all these developments, Barr is willing to confess and accept his punishment, fearing that Reacher will mete out justice if the law does not.