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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

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Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

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After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison Major Susan Turner to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute Colonel Sam Morgan that explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer Colonel Bob Moorcroft who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells that Jack is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However he rescues her and they flee; soon they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arm dealer. Jack ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some bloody images, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,872,490 (USA) (21 October 2016)

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$58,399,160 (USA) (23 December 2016)
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A January 14, 2013 article entitled "Tom Cruise's 'Jack Reacher (2012)' Unlikely to Get Sequel" published in show-business trade paper 'The Hollywood Reported' stated: "The film [Jack Reacher (2012)] has grossed [US] $153 million to date and will have to do strong business in Japan, China and Korea if it is to spawn a new franchise for Paramount . . . Paramount is facing a dilemma on whether to embark on a sequel to Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher (2012), and sources tell The Hollywood Reporter [THR] that the film must do exceptional business in key Asian territories where it has yet to open in order to justify another installment in the wannabe franchise . . . But sources close to the studio tell THR the movie needs to gross $250 million worldwide for Paramount to consider moving forward with another installment - a challenging goal." See more »

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Susan says her agents in Afghanistan were shot in the back of the head, but in the flashbacks the male is shot in the back and when the female turns around she is shot in the chest. The second flashback is longer and the gunman finishes by shooting each soldier three more times each when they are on the ground, but this is off camera. See more »

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Samantha: When things get scary, I just pick out the alpha guy.
Turner: And what? He's supposed to protect you?
Samantha: No. I give him shit. Strong guys don't hurt you, the weak guys do that. Strong guys always have little sisters, or they want one. I don't know why, that's just how it is.
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Huge disappointment
7 November 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having read all of the Reacher books, I was one of those who cried "What??!!" when Cruise was cast as Reacher, but I changed my tune when I saw the first Reacher movie. I thought Cruise carried it off well.

So I was really looking forward to this next instalment . . . and what a disappointment.

The difference between the Reacher stories and other so called anti-hero stories is the realism that Lee Child brought to them. For example, none of those long slugging punch ups, Lee Child made it clear that a single punch would suffice and if not delivered correctly, then there was a danger of broken hands etc. And they followed this ethos in the first Reacher movie. But in this latest offering there was just slugging match after slugging match after slugging match, with nothing to show for it other than a cut above Reacher's eye. Where's the bruising and swelling? I'm sure he got smashed on the arm by a pipe, but there's nothing to show for it the next day when he's wearing his t-shirt.

On top of that, there's a hell of a lot of running throughout the movie

  • I'm surprised they didn't run to the toilet. This, with the camera


work and editing had a way of making the movie feel rushed.

Finally, the script had one of the clever wit in the books.

All in all a disappointing follow up. Was it the Director? I think so.


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