• Released
  • January 17, 2014
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 45 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 4,077 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Young CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy.

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Critic Ratings

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Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is half silliness, half swagger, but Branagh's arms-akimbo impudence as a director makes it work. He takes it all...
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75

Slant Magazine

By R. Kurt Osenlund
In keeping his actors on his sober-yet-buoyant plane, Kenneth Branagh presents a convincing romance that doesn't stall the film's brisk...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Even with its thrifty set pieces and smaller ambitions, this attempt to reboot the series based on Tom Clancy characters does the most...
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Soundly structured, smart and fast, with a plausible central scenario, several gripping moments and well-wrought dialogue.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit provides the best motion picture adventure for the title character since his introduction in "The Hunt for Red...
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70

Variety

By Justin Chang
Crisp, efficient and appreciably modest in scale...this conspicuous attempt to breathe new life into a long-dormant action franchise gets...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Branagh did a nice job of directing "Thor," but all he can do here is try to energize the recycled pulp of the script.
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Pine, who has been so good and so instrumental in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek series as Captain Kirk, turns out to be a decent Ryan.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Though directed with great precision by Branagh, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is saddled with a boilerplate script.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The film is slow in getting started and once it's underway it's only intermittently involving. It's also occasionally far-fetched.
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Enjoyable, but...

By ceprn
I am not certain this really plays into the other Jack Ryan movies that have already been made. Almost too "alternate universry" to be useful. It would have worked just as well with different...

Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit

By GErb892
My spouse and I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It had good action; several spine-tingling exciting scenes, and a decent storyline that wasn't full of foul language. Strongly recommend it for...

jack ryan:shadow recruit

By mizblossom
thought it was good and very well acted, however, I was not enamored of the filming itself. It made me kind of motion sick as they flew from scene to scene and around in lots of circles....wish...

I rate this movie a 9 out of 10

By sweeneygloria
This was an exciting movie. Edge of your seat, lot of action, suspense thriller. Kevin Costner is still bringing it. Great acting by entire cast. A must see....

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recuit

By bbromasco
This movie was a action packed thriller, full of suspense and total action. This movie was not boring for one second. I was on the edge of my seat from the time the movie atarted. I've tpld everyone...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense Action, Brief Strong Language and Sequences of Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Clancy-based political thriller has moderate violence.
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