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JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK movie

 

 

RATED PG-13 (sequences of violence and action, some bloody images, language and thematic elements)

RUNNING TIME: 118 minutes
DIRECTOR: Edward Zwick

STARS:
Tom Cruise - Jack Reacher
Cobie Smulders - Susan Turner
Danika Yarosh - Samantha Dayton
Patrick Heusinger - The Hunter
Robert Knepper - General Harkness
Aldis Hodge - Espin

SYNOPSIS:
When Army Major Susan Turner, who heads Reacher’s old investigative unit, is arrested for treason, Reacher will stop at nothing to prove her innocence and to uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy involving soldiers who are being killed. - Paramount Pictures

ROG'S VIEWPOINT: 3 CAMS Camera Camera Camera
Reacher returns in fine form with an adventure that's filled with fights, chases and much that was cool about the 2012 debut feature. This time around, Tom Cruise gets to show off a vulnerable side to this indestructible warrior, who is framed for murder and may also have a daughter to protect. Feeling like an episode of television's "NCIS: New Orleans" with a plot that's easy to figure out, the fun is in watching the body count pile up. Director Edward Zwick ("Glory"), who filmed on location in Louisiana, proves to be extremely adept at handling this type of popcorn thriller and his producer/star comfortably fits into the role of action hero. Leading the capable supporting cast is Cobie Smulders as a beautiful and tough Army Major who needs Reacher's help in proving her innocent of treason. Danika Yarosh nails the role of a belligerent teen who may be Jack's daughter and, therefore, in danger. Without a nasty villain the movie would be pointless. But thankfully Patrick Heusinger and Robert Knepper fill the bill as a vicious killer and a General with ulterior motives. Based on Lee Child's eighteenth novel in his popular series, this film has its flaws and an open that is too low key. But "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" delivers just enough excitement and suspense to ensure that Reacher will come back again.