Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.
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God bless Tom Cruise - you can tell he's trying, even when portraying Jack Reacher, a smug and self-righteous character whose biggest super power is his unyielding belief in conspiracy. Cruise clearly wants this to be his Bourne, but lately he seems to work with the filmmakers he likes as people rather than directors who might push him to excel; the result is a sequel that feels like two hours of CBS television.
Another accessible rote post-Bourne era action thriller. The blurred boundary between Cruise's Ethan Hunt and Jack Reacher makes this additional franchise particularly tenuous. Nonetheless, it's a passable and competent piece of multiplex moviemaking.
Though an improvement on the first entry, due to more dynamic direction and better supporting characters, this second film in the franchise feels one or two set pieces short of a satisfying action flick. Cruise is on autopilot here but Cobie Smulders does well in an under written role.
Today's problem with mainstream Hollywood is that films are more interested in promising what the next chapter will be rather than deeply exploring what the movie we're watching is. In Never Go Back (oddly reminiscent of Justin Bieber), the promise of a full blown collaboration between Reacher and his quasi-daughter is much more compelling than the will-they-won't-they scenario Zwick perpetuates.
jack reacher IS jack reacher in.."I'm Jack 'Ex Major not a Major' Reacher! Major nob end more like. As the saying goes..as you age you can either look old or take corrective action and look weird. Cruise is definitely going for the latter option.
enjoyed that the yuppie villain was driving a Tesla, wearing COS and calling from a Iphone 6s while Cruise was rocking blue jeans, white t-shirt and workers jacket, calling from non-smart phones (burners) and driving stolen old chevy's.
JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK isn't as bad as they said. It isn't great either. NEVER GO BACK kinda reminds me of some Class-B movies in the 1980's. It's a straight-action movie & surprisingly entertaining. I know it has some plot holes in it & it seems I don't care at all. I watch this movie because I need a guilty pleasure. Tom Cruise is Tom Cruise as usual. The supporting characters doesn't get enough spotlight...