Review: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Edward Zwick, 2016)

Excluding the five film-strong Mission: Impossible franchise that has endured over the last 20 years, and an oft-mooted but as yet unmade return to the danger zone of Top Gun, Tom Cruise has tended to stay away from sequels. There’s The Color of Money from early in his career, which saw Paul Newman reprise his role from The Hustler, and a cameo in Austin Powers in Goldmember, but Cruise has, M:I aside, not made sequels to his own films. So, discounting paychecks and whatnot, is there something undeniably worthwhile about Never Go Back for Cruise’s, uh, going back to the world of Jack Reacher to make sense as a change of artistic direction?

Full review for The Skinny


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