Watched: 26 August

A run of the mill Tom Cruise actioner – and one that never once manages to hit the same heights of the first Jack Reacher film, so there’s two good reasons not to recommend it. Sadly none of the performances are fun to watch (i.e. nothing here amuses as much as Werner Herzog’s villainous turn from the first installment) and Cruise understandably looks a little slow during the fights and foot chases these days. It’s one franchise too many for Tom, methinks. (**)