• Released
  • January 17, 2014
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 45 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 4,075 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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Jack Ryan - loved this movie!

By rhealeanne
Great movie, lots of action, bit of a love interest but not too mushy. Chris Pine is great and his sense of humor comes through the movie as well. Love the Jack Ryan books and this movie doesn't...

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 -

By solisquinn
Movie was great, love this series and character. Can't wait for the next one. It was like The Sum of all Fears was recent, even though over 10 years ago. Great film with lots of action you would...

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 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...

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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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