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About the Movie
Based on the CIA analyst created by espionage master Tom Clancy, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is a blistering action thriller that follows Ryan (Chris Pine, “Star Trek”) from his quiet double-life as a veteran-turned-Wall Street executive to his all-out initiation as a hunted American agent on the trail of a massive terrorist plot in Moscow.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 167
- Fresh: 94
- Rotten: 73
- Average Rating: 5.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" comes off as a reasonable facsimile, serviceable but not compelling, something that could pass for the real thing if you're not looking too hard.
Fresh: "Shadow Recruit" is fun in a minor, winter-season way.
Rotten: The dim star wattage in this fifth rehash is palpable from the start.
Fresh: The core essentials that made the previous Jack Ryan movies accessible and enjoyable remain intact in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, even if many of the individual pieces have changed.
Best movie ever.
Entertaining, but mind-bogglingly dumb
This movie was entertaining, and some of the acting was surprisingly strong, but the plot was mind-bogglingly dumb. It was a hodge-podge of some particularly dim Tom Clancy ghost-writer's neo-con wet dreams all thrown together into one movie. I'm fine with an action movie not making a lot of sense, but it ought to be coherent enough not to be distracting in its ridiculousness.
I had heard somewhere that this was a good movie… maybe I misunderstood… You’ve got some good actors (a great one in Kiera), plenty of money to get a great look, and all I could think of was “What a sloppily made movie”.. editing… story lines… character development, all felt more b-movie than what this thing aspires to…too bad, I was looking forward to another good Jack Ryan series...
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2014
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