Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Blu-ray Disc - 2014
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"Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack"--from www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [2014]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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by Tom Clancy

BookReviewer2015 Nov 09, 2014

High tech, suspensful, detailed, and thrilling! Great performances from all!

Kevin Costner steals the show as the mysterious Harper and of course Chris Pine is awesome as a new Jack Ryan for a new century of international intrigue!

Only criticism: not based on an actual Clancy title howeve... Read More »

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Way too much taking of Our LORD's name in vain. The story was interesting. But, because of the language, it is not recommended.

Sep 29, 2016

I actually thought this was pretty good. Certainly not boring. Good cast, good story and good acting.

Mar 25, 2016

It had some moments but nothing outstanding.

Dec 23, 2015

Skip it. Rather boring.

Jun 29, 2015

I do not care of CIA, U.S, Russia...something likes that. The interesting action scenes keep me in suspense. It is a good action film.

NewYorkViews Apr 28, 2015

Too bourgeois, and the cinematography looks like they used a gray filter--even in the rainbow scene--uugh, I guess it is supposed to show the life of those types as never being sunny even when the sun is out, but I found it too contrived. Chris Pine (playing Ryan) was five-star in this, but the other well-known cast of actors and actress crowd had lousy scripts and makeup jobs that made them look overly ordinary, or as in other films--redundant. So, overall Pine's acting could not pull this through as the scenes he is in are usually lousy also.

Apr 13, 2015

I recall visiting an old friend when he and his wife had this playing, and no way was I interested in staying to watch it. Geez, I mean. . . the CIA? Who gave us 9/11? Former CIA guy, Frank Carlucci, is a co-founder of the Carlyle Group*, which appears again and again in relation to the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370, and the other co-founder was David Rubeinstein, nephew of Jacob Rubenstein, who changed his name to Jack Ruby! *Carlyle Group was former owner of ARINC, necessary to hack and cyberjack MH370. Carlyle Group, together with Blackstone Group, own Freescale Semiconductor, of whom 20 people from that company were aboard MH370. Et cetera, et cetera.

Mar 07, 2015

OK "orgin" story of our favorite CIA agent. Story was a little formulatric / predictable but, overall, very watchable. I just wish they'd cast someone besides Chris Pine ("Star Trek") as the hero.

7duffy Mar 06, 2015

An OK movie. Some decent suspense, but nothing special. Kenneth Branagh did a nice job in direction for an action film. I didn't see the original series with Harrison Ford, so I don't know if this is a re-boot or not, but it seems like it. The Jack Ryan character seems just too perfect in everything, especially his timing. Branagh & Kevin Costner were very good in their roles.

Feb 01, 2015

Good action movie.

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Nov 13, 2014

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Jul 21, 2014

Cherevin: You Americans like to think of yourselves as direct. Perhaps you are just rude.

Ryan: You Russians like to think you're poets but perhaps you're just touchy.


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