TOM CRUISE returns as the eponymous former major in the Military Police, now living off the grid in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (tonight, Channel 4, 9pm).
En route to a meeting with his successor, Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders), Reacher discovers she has been accused of espionage. When associates of Turner are slain before they can testify, Reacher realises he has stumbled upon a wider conspiracy.
Never Go Back is a solid, polished and compact thriller that simmers pleasantly thanks to the on-screen chemistry between Cruise and Smulders. The latter rolls up her sleeves for the accomplished action set pieces while Cruise turns back the years to perform his own stunts.
Tom Cruise, left, returns as Jack Reacher in Never Go Back