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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

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Tom Cruise is Jack Reacher. 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?


In the film Jack Reacher quizzically queries Major Susan Turner's age. At the time of release Cobie Smoulders was in fact 34 years old. See more »


Jack pickpockets a man for his ID and presumably, Samantha used the stolen student's ID to board but no indication is shown on how Turner gets past security. Likely she also pick pocketed someone but it's not shown. 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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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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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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Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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