JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT (2014 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.4|5.0 Stars ììì

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit—based on Tom Clancy’s novel character, Jack Ryan—tells the story of an injured United States Marine who is recruited by the CIA to work in Wall Street. He looks for suspect financial transactions and discovers a Russian plot to bring the United States economy down through staged financial maneuvering. The film works, but lacks the ability to enthrall. Part of the dilemma may be the casting and a rather weak portrayal of a romantic relationship between two of the characters. The strongest character in the movie, who also directs the movie, Kenneth Branagh, (playing Russian character Victor Cherevin) comes onto the scene a little late in the movie to really save it from mediocrity.


Additional Thanks

Good work for Executive Producer David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Tommy Harper, and Paul Schwake. Additional charcters/cast include: Jack Ryan (Chris Pine), Cathy Muller (Keira Knightley), Thomas Harper (Kevin Costner), Constantin (Lenn Kudrjawizki), Alexandr Borovsky (Alec Utgoff), and Dimitri Lemkov (Peter Andersson).



Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes.

Ben Meyers

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