Written February 08, 2014
I have seen each of the Tom Clancy movies and read most of his books that featured Jack Ryan. Chris Pine is a good actor and I liked him as Captain Kirk in the new Star Trek movies.
I rate his performance as Jack Ryan in this movie below that of Alex Baldwin, Ben Affleck, and Harrison Ford. Pine was too much of a Boy Scout in this movie. There was a lot of running, yelling, and fighting during the movie. In previous movies, the character of Jack Ryan was a survivor. In this movie, he was always leading the charge.
I recommend this movie to someone who likes a lot of adventure and action in a movie. If you are expecting the typical Jack Ryan character, you might be disappointed.
Written January 18, 2014
I read these reviews online:
1] Ryan is a young stockbroker working for a billionaire in Moscow before joining the CIA. When the billionaire he is advising frames him for a terrorist plot and kidnaps his wife, Ryan must race against time to clear his name
2] he will have transplanted to Moscow to continue his financial advising, not for Merill Lynch (which has been absorbed by Bank of America), but for a billionaire employer. It is that billionaire employer who eventually sets Jack Ryan up to take the fall for terrorist plot designed to collapse the U.S. economy.
a] don't think these people saw the movie.
b] A couple of other reviews said it was boring.
c] one snooty reviewer implied you had to be stupid enough to like James Bond to like this movie.
I took their advice. Pine even reminds me of Jason Bourne. d] can't wait for the sequel--when Jack finds out the true force behind the crash of the world economy and perps behind 9/11...
Movie was great.
Written January 19, 2014
This movie definitely tied itself to a story told in Hunt for Red October right at the beginning. I thought it was a nice touch. I would definitely watch this one again!
Written January 22, 2014
One of the best action movies I have seen in many years. Pine made a great Jack Ryan and Kevin Costner is a great actor anyway. It's hard to find a movie where you could consider his performance not very good.
Written February 06, 2014
i love this movie it it one of best movies in the jack Ryan books it tell his story from how he was in the nav to the cia love really like the action in it too