Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview, buy, or rent movies, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning AD

Kenneth Branagh

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download this movie.

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: 171
  • Fresh: 95
  • Rotten: 76
  • 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. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Jan 16, 2014

Fresh: "Shadow Recruit" is fun in a minor, winter-season way. – David Denby, New Yorker, Sep 22, 2014

Rotten: The dim star wattage in this fifth rehash is palpable from the start. – Rex Reed, New York Observer, Jan 24, 2014

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. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Jan 16, 2014

Read More About This Movie On Rotten Tomatoes

Customer Reviews


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...