Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

The Sun (Malaysia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

BASED on Lee Child’s Jack Reacher nov­els, this is the sec­ond film to star Cruise as the ex-sol­dier who rights wrongs in so­ci­ety. The movie be­gins with Reacher es­tab­lish­ing a special re­la­tion­ship over the phone with Ma­jor Su­san Turner (Smul­ders), whom he has been help­ing to solve sev­eral cases.

He shows up at her base for a visit and dis­cov­ers that she has been ar­rested for es­pi­onage.

He re­alises she has been framed, and helps break her out of mil­i­tary prison be­fore some sus­pi­cious men with ob­vi­ous links to the mil­i­tary can kill her.

They then try to find out why she is be­ing framed and how it is linked to the deaths of two sol­diers un­der her com­mand who were in­ves­ti­gat­ing a pri­vate mil­i­tary con­trac­tor.

Be­sides go­ing on the run with Turner, Reacher learns that he might be a fa­ther, and is forced to bring along his ‘daugh­ter’ Sa­man­tha (Yarosh), as she is be­ing tar­geted by the same as­sas­sin (Pa­trick Heusinger) sent to Turner.

As they dash all over Wash­ing­ton DC and then New Or­leans, the au­di­ence is taken on a wild ride as our he­roes try to solve this mys­tery. Not as nail-bit­ing as the first film, but fans will still em­brace it.

The fa­ther-daugh­ter as­pect of the film re­ally drags the pace a lit­tle kill

Direc­tor: Ed­ward Zwick E-Value: 6 Act­ing: 6 Plot: 6 bit, and some­times seems a tad forced.

How­ever, Cruise and Smul­ders do have some on-screen chem­istry, mak­ing it in­ter­est­ing enough to watch.

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