Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Movie Review

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Movie Review English Movie Review
By nettv4u.com
Review for the film " Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"
Runtime: 1 Hour 58 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 21-10-2016
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
3.25 / 5.0

CAST & CREW


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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is a sequel to the totally entertaining film Jack Reacher, which was directed by Christopher McQuarrie in 2012. The movie has a weird title; let’s see whether it will satisfy us.

Plot

Tom Cruise is not in the scene of military for quite some time and still he is in the company of soldiers. To his dismay nobody is up to the mark which he realizes when he comes to Washington, D.C. to meet the woman who is employed in his earlier job. She is Cobie Smulders and their forthcoming dating has to be kept on hold as Smulders has been charged for espionage. This is a chance for Reacher to show his prowess by rescuing Smulders from the prison. There is also the relationship between the father and the daughter in the movie. Watch the movie to know how it proceeds.

Star Performances

Tom Cruise gives a restrained performance in the lead role. However, he doesn’t give that grin for which he is so reputed and age seems to be show off. All said, as the dynamic military man he does an earnest job. Smulders does an equally compatible job and is good in the action scenes. Patrick Heusinger is simply amazing with his menacing looks.

Analysis

This is Tom Cruise’s second movie in the franchise based on the famous books by Lee Child. The Last Samurai, which was the association between Tom Cruise and director Edward Zwick 16 years ago, was an accomplishment and this film works in bits and pieces.

The director has tried to infuse a tinge of peculiarity in Reacher’s character. But again just like most of Cruise’s characters he involves in a lot of running.

What’s there?

  • The movie has an absurdity interspersed that may or not work in favor of it.
  • What is heartening is that the movie offers an emotional tinge to the regular action-crime formula.

What’s not there?

  • The action sequences give you a feeling of already seen before.
  • The locations in the movie have a dull look.
  • The witty dialogues of the prequel are missing in this movie.

Verdict

Zwick has managed to give a film that it promised to be and doesn’t go beyond that.