Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

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



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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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Tom Cruise
as Jack Reacher
Cobie Smulders
as Susan Turner
Danika Yarosh
as Samantha Dayton
Robert Knepper
as General Harkness
Holt McCallany
as Colonel Morgan
Sean Boyd
as Lt. Decoudreau
Teri Wyble
as Mrs. Prudhomme
Sabrina Gennarino
as Candace Dayton
Ninja N. Devoe
as Female MP
Sue-Lynn Ansari
as D.O.D. Girl
Michael Papajohn
as DC Policeman
Julia Holt
as Pedestrian
Madalyn Horcher
as Sgt. Leach
Allyson Leigh Jordan
as Airline Passenger
Abbie Gayle
as Senior Girl #1
Starlette Miariaunii
as Black and White Angel
Sam Medina
as DC Policeman #2
Judd Lormand
as Diner Cop
Tilton Lipoma
as Military Police
Tiffany Forest
as Girl at Park
Sarah Allsup
as Military
Steven Grossman
as Parade Spectator
Nicole Barré
as Mircovich
Gregory Schwabe
as Military Police Officer
Ben VanderMey
as Parasource Gate Guard
Caroline Hebert
as College Girl Hostess
Alexandra Lucchesi
as Mexican Girl #3
Divine Prince Ty Emmecca
as Witch Doctor Voodoo Chief
Robert Catrini
as Colonel Moorcroft
William Schaff
as Mall Shopper
Austin Hébert
as Prudhomme
Rachel Varela
as Senior Girl 2
Marisela Zumbado
as Mexican Girl #2
Jenny Ballard
as Parasource Tech
Theo Kypri
as Passenger
Rusty Bourg
as Staff Sgt. Logan
Gordon Alexander
as Contractor 1
Lizeth Hutchings
as Mexican Girl #1
Christopher Heskey
as Staff Sgt. Logan
Jesse Malinowski
as Military Aid
Diane Mozzone
as Midwest Tourist
Talbott Lin
as Shop Owner
Georgia Hays
as Sales Girl
Lisha Wheeler
as DC Pedestrian/Krewe of Boo
Dalton Alfortish
as Parasource Operative
Robert Larriviere
as Hotel Receptionist
Jamie Gliddon
as Parasource Truck Driver
Charles Barber
as Military Police
Taylor Faye Ruffin
as High School Student
Tia Nicholson
as Bumble Bee at Parade
Kyler Porche
as Male MP
Brady Calhoun
as D.C. Pedestrian/Krewe of Boo
Ron M. Patterson
as Military Police
John R. Mangus
as Military Contractor
Mike R. Moreau
as DC ERT Police
Ellen Crouch
as D.C. Pedestrian
Josh Stephenson
as Sgt. Anderson
Ronald Joe Vasquez
as Bus Passenger
Larry Bourne Jr.
as Military Police
Tony Beard
as Criminal Defense Attorney
Gwen Parker
as Park Pedestrian
Stephen Payne
as Airport Pedestrian
Larry Bourne Jr.
as Military Police
Cynthia LeBlanc
as Restaurant Patron
Artie Mozzone
as Tour Group
Sean Maurice Williams
as DC Pedestrian
Rhonda Laizer
as Airport Employee
Dudley Fuqua
as Parade Goer
Samuel A. Woodworth
as National Mall Gardener
Michelle L. Clarke
as Airline Passenger
Daryl Thibodaux
as Lt. Mosely
Josh Breslow
as Corporal Faraday
Hans Bush
as DEA Agent
James Donald
as School Staff
Darrell L. Shuler
as Mardi Gras Reveler
Patrick Kearns
as Military Police Officer
Brandon Pettis
as Homeless/Thug
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Critic Reviews for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

All Critics (230) | Top Critics (39)

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

Oct 30, 2016 | Full Review…

The understated ending is downright touching -- which is not something I ever thought I'd say of a Cruise action sequel.

Oct 21, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 21, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 21, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 21, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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

Oct 21, 2016 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Very solid and entertaining follow up to Reacher's first action adventure. Interesting minor characters and a steady pace make this almost as satisfying as the first film. The New Orleans showdown is particularly strong, but days later you may actually not remember more of the film than that.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

With an unsophisticated script and groan-worthy dialogue, "Jack Reacher" is a real stretch. The acting is largely uninspired. Cruise rolls through on cruise control with a perfunctory performance (likely the worst I've seen from him). Smulders' scenes could have been clips harvested from any number of B movies. The only interesting player was Patrick Heusinger, who did manage to infuse some energy into this snooze-fest of a film. With all its considerable problems, "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" did effectively communicate one central theme: I certainly NEVER want to come back.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer


As with the last Mission Impossible, this actioner is notable for the decision to have the ladies be major players, kicking as much ass as the guys. Unfortunately, there's little more to distinguish the thing from countless other such projects.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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 feel after this movie!

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Film Crazy

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