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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.

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Edward Zwick

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Richard Wenk (screenplay), Edward Zwick (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 Alexandra Lucchesi ... Smuggled Woman
Madalyn Horcher ... Sgt. Leach
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Storyline

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

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

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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack Reacher 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,872,490, 23 October 2016

Gross USA:

$58,697,076

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$162,146,076
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was made and released three years after its source novel "Never Go Back" by Lee Child had been first published in 2013. See more »

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An aircraft that size requires at least 3 flight attendants, yet during the entire flight, there are none to be seen anywhere in the cabin, nor are there flight attendant seats visible that would allow for continuous visual observation of the passenger cabin, as is required by Federal regulations. See more »

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[first lines]
Local Deputy: [moving through crowd of spectators] Pardon me. Excuse me. Step aside please.
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robotic story
2 December 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Former military investigator Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) takes down a smuggling ring run by the local sheriff with the help of his successor Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders). He goes to DC to meet her for the first time only to be told that she has been detained for treason. She had sent two investigators to Afganistan who were mysteriously killed. Her military lawyer is killed and Reacher is framed for it. While in detention, Reacher saves Turner from assassins and they escape. Meanwhile, a paternity claim against him has been filed by Candice Dayton for 15-year-old daughter Samantha whom he never met.

The story, the execution, and quite frankly the characters are rather robotic. It's not actually exciting but there is plenty of fight action. There is no mystery or shocking twists or interesting reveals. The big climatic twist is barely a twist. The story unfolds in a string of events that aren't terribly compelling. The bad guys are willing to kill as many people as needed but this is the kind of movie where they always come up a little short ending with a hand-to-hand fight. On the plus side, Smulders delivers a tough character without it all collapsing into a romantic puddle although it threatens to from time to time. This franchise keeps doing the hat thing but it's not filmed well. The point is for the character to disappear. It needs a scene where we lose track of Cruise (or Smulders in this one) in a crowd. That would be movie magic. In the grand scheme of things, this movie punches a lot but the hits rarely hurt. It's an action movie with limited thrills.


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