Never Go Back isn’t the most auspicious subtitle for a sequel, but Tom Cruisereturns with reasonable honour as Lee Child’s taciturn ex-army drifter-cum-Übermensch-without-portfolio. Jack Reacher, directed by Christopher McQuarrie four years ago, was admirably to the point, and this follow-up by dependable veteran Edward Zwick (Legends of the Fall, The Last Samurai) is similarly fat-free. Admittedly, it’s also a touch flavour-free, but it applies itself to telling its story single-mindedly, with a minimum of digression and frills. Here, Reacher teams up with a plucky teen (Danika Yarosh) and a US army major (Cobie Smulders, fromAgents of SHIELD et al) who’s been targeted by a nefarious Halliburton-esque corporation. They all run a lot, but you can tell that this franchise has been set up as a way for Cruise to get slightly less strenuous exercise than in Mission: Impossible. Possibly to minimise distraction, the supporting cast is on the bland side, but it’s nice to get a glimpse of Robert Knepper, the inimitably abject T-Bag in TV’s Prison Break.