Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

 (6,368)6.11 h 58 min2016X-RayPG-13
When Army Major Susan Turner is framed for treason, Jack Reacher discovers she’s the target of a massive government conspiracy. Together, they will risk everything to take down a powerful organization that will stop at nothing to protect its secrets.
Edward Zwick
Tom CruiseCobie SmuldersAldis Hodge
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scorlockReviewed in the United States on May 20, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Never read the books. Never saw the first movie. Did not have any "expectations" per se. SPOILER ALERT!!!
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My rating is really 3.5 stars...

Story was entertaining, except the part where Jack deals with his antagonist, which seemed uncharacteristic with Jack character.
Liked the hints of romance that never bloomed, because not every story should lead straight to sex between main characters. Kudos to author, script writers and director.
Appreciated the acting quality of all the characters, both protagonists and antagonists. There were only two obvious places where acting skills and line delivery were soft (end of junky-interrogation scene & street conversation in New Orleans between antagonists was dubbed over).
The motel scene between main protaganists about parenthood and gender issues was intriguing (neither women nor men are more or less suited for parenthood).
Perhaps the paternity issue was not fully resolved, neither genetically nor metaphorically, although certainly a Storge bond was formed.

Characterizes DoD contractors as money-grabbing, murderous, war-mongers...again. Seems like a tired-out story mechanism, although I do realize this IS a story about military-people (both present and former as protagonists and antagonists). Having the military itself be the antagonist would be equally trite/cliche'. How about a "few bad actors secretly" being the bad guys within either the DoD or support contractors rather than the organizations themselves? Ya, that's been overdone too.
There were some scene-to-scene transitions that lacked clarity/linearity as to how the characters got from there to here. Indeed, some books seem to suffer more than others during the transition from text to motion picture, in order to keep the time short for the film.
28 people found this helpful
KPReviewed in the United States on July 29, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
First one was good even though the character Jack Reacher is based on ...
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First one was good even though the character Jack Reacher is based on is one Big Bad Dude, yet Tom Cruise did a good job along with a great supporting cast.

Second one is laced with the typical feminist unbalance point of view about women. I love it when a woman is strong yet humble and uses her whit to overcome certain circumstances. This is why Angelina Jolie was so likable in her roles; strong yet comes across humble to the core as she progresses in her character's growth process.

But this movie is the typical "Oh Jack Reacher, you male chauvinist, I can do just a good of a job beating up 5 guys as you can, wa wa wa wa wa wa." "NO YOU CAN'T" Woman! This is not a super hero movie woman! This type of directing, writing, and filing is ruining a lot, of what could be, good movies.

It's all about the balance and this is not it. Most of the movies Tom Cruise is in end up being enjoyable and entertaining, but this movie was absolute trash writing & directing.
26 people found this helpful
Johnny DangerouslyReviewed in the United States on September 9, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Dress Blues? Seriously?
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And acting and ridiculous mistakes.

1. The acting was atrocious and not just the supporting actors, Tom Cruise sucked!

2. Dress Blues worn in almost every scene? Anyone who's been around the Army for more than a minute knows that's bullsh-t. People don't wear dress blues to work. That's like a civilian wearing a tuxedo to the office. IF there were any military advisors to this movie they should be fired and never used again.

3. I tolerate Lee Child's writing because I realize it's not a documentary, but please someone should tell him never to make another movie - ever again.
19 people found this helpful
Kevin JenningsReviewed in the United States on April 7, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
It's the weekend (for me, anyway). Now is the time to rent this movie, get some popcorn, get on the couch, and hit play.
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I can't lie: Tom Cruise is one of my favorite actors. I've enjoyed every single movie that he's ever been in. And, no, I'm not a secret Scientologist here to sway movie rankings. Whatever he does in his private life is his business. I'm only here because Xenu... I mean... I wanted to say that, just like the last Reacher movie, I really enjoyed this one. It's a basic action thriller, with good fight scenes, car chases, cat-and-mouse stuff, etc. If you just want to escape for a bit from your boring life and step into a world that's a little more dangerous, then this movie isn't a bad choice. I think you'll like it. Others have already pointed out the plot and storyline and whatever flaws they saw. I'll just say that the ultimate critic is yourself and if you like action movie and Tom Cruise, then I think you'll like this movie.
51 people found this helpful
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 1, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Read the book. It is much better.
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No where near as good as the book. Other than a couple of characters and a few similar scenes, nothing is even remotely like the book. Much of Reacher's character is based on his imposing size, age and energy. None of which Cruise can portray. Cruise looks old, tired and small in this his second stint as the dynamic ex 110 M.P. Major. It is sad when the novel that had such great potential and wealth of background is turned into something like this.
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Brent VReviewed in the United States on October 31, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Decent Action Movie in the "Tom Cruise Wears a Black Leather Jacket" Genre
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Not as good as the first one, but JR: Never Go Back did keep me entertained. It does start to veer into almost an Ethan Hunt Mission Impossible-like plot where Reacher has superhero like powers. It gets a little boring seeing him get into gun and fist fights that he tends to win no matter what the odds. But what makes this movie and the first Jack Reacher movie engaging is not the "if" of the various situations, but the "how" of them. How will he get out of the thorny situations he finds himself in? So if you're looking for a decent action movie with some good fight choreography, you could do a lot worse than Never Go Back.
16 people found this helpful
Brett J.Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
The confusing tale of a renegade hero turned loving father??? WHAT!?
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If you have seen the first one then you will be asking yourself the same question over and over again: "what happened?!" Why in the world would they turn an amazing renegade style action movie into a family drama??? And not only did they completely alter the main character's persona, but did it in the laziest way possible. Watch the first one and pretend that is the ONLY Jack Reacher film -- you'll be much happier that way.
11 people found this helpful
Richard JensenReviewed in the United States on June 18, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
No even close to as good as the first. If this is the direction of the franchise, then there's nothing to look forward to in it.
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No even close to as good as the first. If this is the direction of the franchise, then there's nothing to look forward to in it.

Ho-hum plot. Reacher just isn't believable in this one. The whole "relationships" bit is distracting, and the kid is entirely irritating. Again and again in the film you "back away" (which a good film is not supposed to let you do), and you realize that not much has actually happened in the past five minutes. Too many slow sections that contribute little to nothing to the development of what plot there is.

This movie tries to be more "complex" than the first, and instead it fails to stick with the simple, working formula. This film was not Reacher.
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