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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 21 October 2016 (USA)
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Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name while on the run as a fugitive from the law.


Edward Zwick


Richard Wenk (screenplay), Edward Zwick (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Jack Reacher
Cobie Smulders ... Turner
Aldis Hodge ... Espin
Danika Yarosh ... Samantha
Patrick Heusinger ... The Hunter
Holt McCallany ... Col. Morgan
Robert Knepper ... Gen. Harkness
Judd Lormand ... Local Deputy
Christopher Berry ... Onlooker at Diner
Hunter Burke ... Onlooker at Diner
Jason Douglas ... Sheriff
Lizeth Hutchings ... Smuggled Woman
Marisela Zumbado ... Smuggled Woman
Alexandra Lucchesi ... Smuggled Woman
Madalyn Horcher ... Sgt. Leach


After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Never give in. Never give up. Never go back. See more »


Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some bloody images, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Fourth feature film where Tom Cruise has played a character who is first-named "Jack". The previous three movies were, Legend (1985), Oblivion (2013), and Jack Reacher (2012). See more »


In the final fight scene, Turner sees Jack and Hunter fall off the roof and begin fighting below her. Despite being a military officer with a weapon at hand, Turner does nothing to assist while Jack gets beaten. See more »


[first lines]
Local Deputy: [moving through crowd of spectators] Pardon me. Excuse me. Step aside please.
[breaks through and sees battered men on the ground]
Local Deputy: Jesus Christ.
[on radio]
Local Deputy: Lee's Diner. I got four down. I need two EMS vehicles.
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Featured in Reacher: An Unexpected Family (2017) See more »


Babs Tromboner
Written & Performed by Jeff Babko
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I don't really understand the negative reviews for this movie!
16 November 2016 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK': Four Stars (Out of Five)

Sequel to the 2012 hit action movie 'JACK REACHER', also starring Tom Cruise in the title role. Both films are based on novels, written by Lee Child, about a former US Military Police Corps major, named Jack Reacher, that now takes on odd jobs as a vigilante drifter. In this film Reacher is framed, and trying to uncover a giant government conspiracy; with the help of a current military major, that's also been framed and now a fugitive from the law. The movie costars Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh, Patrick Heusinger, Aldis Hodge, Holt McCallany and Robert Knepper. It was directed by Edward Zwick (who also teamed with Cruise on 2003's 'THE LAST SAMURAI'), and it was written by Richard Wenk, Marshall Herskovitz and Zwick. The film has received mixed reviews from critics, and it's only been a modest hit at the Box Office. I enjoyed it as much as the original (if not more).

After busting a human trafficking ring, Jack Reacher (Cruise) returns to the Military Police Corps headquarters, he used to work at, in order to meet Major Susan Turner (Smulders); who he has possible romantic feelings for. Once there Jack learns that Turner has been arrested for espionage. Despite the fact that she asked him not to get involved, Reacher begins to investigate the crimes she's accused of. In the process he becomes framed as well, and the two both go on the run from the law together; while trying to clear their names. Jack also learns that he might possibly have a 15- year-old daughter (Yarosh), who also becomes involved in the conspiracy.

I don't really understand the negative reviews for this movie, I found it to be highly entertaining. It does lose it's way, a little bit in the middle, but for the most part it's a solid action thriller. I love the Jack Reacher character, and Cruise's conviction to the role is impressive. I also think it's awesome that the film has a really strong heroine character as well, and the relationship between her and Reacher is never sexual (or overly romantic). It's just a really well made movie, despite the fact that it drags just a little.

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Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Jack Reacher 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,872,490, 23 October 2016

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2.35 : 1
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