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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
  • 2013
  • US
  • 105 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Chris Pine, Kenneth Branagh, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, David Paymer
  • UK release: 24 January 2014
  • Website: www.shadowrecruitmovie.com

The origin story of Tom Clancy's spy hero Jack Ryan (Pine), showing his journey from wounded Afghanistan veteran to CIA rookie. Director Branagh deftly handles the moral and ethical complexities, but the script lacks surprises and gets bogged down in a tepid romance, and Ryan is too wholesome to be truly interesting.

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

21 Jan 20143 stars

The spy franchise reboot is at its best when examining the ethical complexities of the spy game

Kenneth Branagh is rapidly becoming the go-to director for setting up franchises. Having done a great job with Thor, his latest mission is to reboot the Jack Ryan character most successfully played by Harrison Ford but also inhabited by Alec Baldwin and…

Chris Pine features in new trailer and poster for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

4 Oct 2013

The Star Trek star is joined by Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley and director Kenneth Branagh

The trailer has just landed for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, with Chris Pine the latest actor to assume the title character. Shadow Recruit picks up with Ryan when he switches from being a government analyst to an operative and, judging by the stunts on…

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