Top 10 Movie Moments of 2012

We all know the type of scene in which a henchman fails in his appointed task and must be punished by the big boss; however, we doubt you've seen it the way that Jack Reacher presents it.

When Pittsburgh thug Linsky (Michael Raymond-James) fails to halt the investigation of Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise), he must answer to the shadowy mastermind known as "The Zec" (Werner Herzog). In a monologue that only Herzog could deliver, the Zec (translation: "prisoner") gives Linsky two options: take a bullet to the head, or prove his dedication to the cause by eating his own fingers - just as the Zec had once been forced to consume his own.

If you've seen the film, you know what choice Linsky ultimately makes, but writer/director Christopher McQuarrie (Usual Suspects) managed to milk sweet, cringe-inducing angst out of the audience for the entire span of seconds that poor Linsky must ponder an unfathomable decision.

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