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Jack Reacher: Never go back

Jack Reacher 16 Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) is back in town, and as usual trouble seems to follow him wherever he goes.

The remarkable character based on the book by Lee Child, heads back to his hometown hoping to hook up with a Major Turner (Cobie Smulders) he has been communicating with for some time on “Jack Reacher: Never go back”. However, when he lands in her office, he finds that she has been arrested for conspiracy.

Like the trained machine that we know, his mind goes into overdrive as he tries to figure out what is going on. Before he knows it, he is actually being accused of a murder that is related to the major’s incarceration.

What is going on here? Well, it doesn’t take long for him to see that there is a major conspiracy going on here and he is right in the middle of it. You know, were billions are concerned, people are willing do a lot of things, including killing those in standing in their way.

Interestingly, as he goes about figuring what is going on, a street savvy 15-year-old (Danika Yarosh) is thrown into the mix. Could she be his daughter, as she previously claimed she is?

Usually a one man mission, he finds himself stuck with two ladies that he seems to care about, as some trained assassins are after his head. As the body count pile up, this of course means that he has to consider two more people while he tries to save his head, and oust the very people who want to take him out.

You know this is going to be difficult, especially when dealing with a rebellious young lady, who from time to time attracts the very people who want to kill them through some stupid mistakes. At the same time, he has to keep the major, who is now under his protection, safe.

“Never go back” is one of those movies that will keep you on the edge of the seat, and is a kick-ass outing. Smart, fast paced, action packed, sometimes comical, really exciting, with a tight written script, it will drag you along its charged journey as you try to figure who is who in the zoo, while showing a lot of heart.

Cast: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh, Aldis Hodge, Robert Knepper. Directed byEdward Zwick. Jack Recher opens at theatres on 21st October. Review by Mandla Motau