Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

Tom Cruise returns as Jack Reacher in this sequel based on Lee Child's bestselling novel Never Go Back, which finds the itinerant problem-solver accused of murder, and learning that he may have a child he has never met.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 21, 2016
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2017
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Monotonously formulaic, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is one action thriller sequel whose title also serves as a warning.

David Sims
The Atlantic

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is dispiritingly formulaic, retaining much of the first film's swaggering masculinity, but none of its self-awareness.

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Will Leitch
The New Republic

The film has the empty sheen of a quick in-and-out cash grab, a movie insisting that it's a franchise while the audience yawns indifferently.

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David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

Do we really need another franchise with a tall-ish, "42"-year-old vigilante drifter cracking heads? Probably not.

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Sandy Cohen
Associated Press

With Smulders and Yarosh on camera almost as much as Cruise, Never Go Back doubles the number of key women from the 2012 film. If only the story was as good.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Notable chiefly for director Edward Zwick's utter failure to make New Orleans look any more enticing and atmospheric than, say, Omaha.

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Rain Jokinen

Boring, drab, and completely lacking in any of the fun, silliness, and excitement inherent in a Mission: Impossible movie.

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Bilge Ebiri
Village Voice

The feel for the epic that once gave this director's films a pop grandeur is also gone. He's made a totally anonymous movie, devoid of personality or interest.

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

It would be a refreshing departure from the more bombastic set pieces of modern Hollywood if it weren't all so lazily executed.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Reacher's near-hokey intensity is matched by the movie's near-laughable instantaneity.

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A movie lacking in everything from substance, tension and chemistry leaving a dry mediocre action flick, that leaves you bored. Never go back is exactly how you… More
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