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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

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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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Edward Zwick

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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 ... 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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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,697,076

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$162,146,076
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cobie Smulders spent eight weeks training in various martial arts to prepare for her role in this film. See more »

Goofs

After deplaning and while standing in the jet-way, Reacher simply pushes open the door that leads down to the access ramp so that all three of them can escape from their pursuers. This is a restricted access door, leading to the SIDA (Security Identification Display Area) of an airport. It is a limited access area and requires either an electronic access badge, or at a minimum, a code to allow access through the door. The door handle did have a keypad lock so should have been locked. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 21 October 2016 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

German Organ Mass: Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit BWV 672
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Marie-Claire Alain
Courtesy of Erato Disques
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Huge disappointment
7 November 2016 | by VondazSee all my reviews

Having read all of the Reacher books, I was one of those who cried "What??!!" when Cruise was cast as Reacher, but I changed my tune when I saw the first Reacher movie. I thought Cruise carried it off well.

So I was really looking forward to this next instalment . . . and what a disappointment.

The difference between the Reacher stories and other so called anti-hero stories is the realism that Lee Child brought to them. For example, none of those long slugging punch ups, Lee Child made it clear that a single punch would suffice and if not delivered correctly, then there was a danger of broken hands etc. And they followed this ethos in the first Reacher movie. But in this latest offering there was just slugging match after slugging match after slugging match, with nothing to show for it other than a cut above Reacher's eye. Where's the bruising and swelling? I'm sure he got smashed on the arm by a pipe, but there's nothing to show for it the next day when he's wearing his t-shirt.

On top of that, there's a hell of a lot of running throughout the movie - I'm surprised they didn't run to the toilet. This, with the camera work and editing had a way of making the movie feel rushed.

Finally, the script had one of the clever wit in the books.

All in all a disappointing follow up. Was it the Director? I think so.


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