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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Synopsis
Young CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy.
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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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Rated PG-13 | For Intense Action, Brief Strong Language and Sequences of Violence
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Clancy-based political thriller has moderate violence.
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