A review of the Tom Cruise movie “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”

The original Jack Reacher movie in 2012, starring Tom Cruise in the eponymous role, was not a huge box office success but it did reasonably and clocked up a lot more revenue in the home entertainment market. I certainly found it enjoyable enough to welcome a return of the Lee Child creation of an American former military policeman who now lives off the grid and four years later Jack is back with a new director (Edward Zwick) and a new scriptwriter (Richard Wenk).

It is a well-paced thriller with lots of action interleaved with appropriate pauses to catch breath. What gives this Reacher movie a different feel is that the ex military cop is supported by a very capable (and attractive) army major (played by the former model Cobie Smulders) with the involvement of a young girl who may be related to Reacher (the promising Danika Yarosh).

This Cruise franchise will never rival the “Mission: Impossible” series but will quietly satisfy the actor’s many fans.


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