An hour ago Jack Reacher director-writer Chris McQuarrie called from a car heading out to LaGuardia or Newark for a flight to tonight’s Pittsburgh premiere. We went over the basics, which can be boiled down to the fact that Jack Reacher isn’t a game-changer as much as a game-restorer — an urban thriller in a ’90s or ’80s or ’70s vein of Walter Hill, which is to say intelligent, detailed, restrained and nailed down. Straight, lean and plain. No sick-whack digital jizz-foam. Here’s the mp3.

(l. to r.) Jack Reacher costars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, director-writer Chris McQuarrie.