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PG-13| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
To his friends and loved ones, young Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) appears to be an ordinary executive; however, he has secretly worked for the CIA for years. Ryan was originally brought in to crunch global data, but when he uncovers a carefully planned scheme to crash the U.S. economy and spark global chaos, he becomes the only man with the skills to stop it. Now a full operative, Ryan finds himself caught between his secretive handler, his clueless fiancee and a brilliant Russian leader.

Cast: Chris Pine , Kevin Costner , Kenneth Branagh , Keira Knightley , Gemma Chan , Karen David , Nonso Anozie , Colm Feore

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Genres: Action, Thriller

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Release Date: January 17th, 2014|1 hr. 45 min.

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  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has no personality of its own. It's a product constructed out of spare parts and assembled with computerized precision. It's hard to care when Jack turns operational and becomes a CIA robocop. The movie feels untouched by human hands. show more

  • Even with its thrifty set pieces and smaller ambitions, this attempt to reboot the series based on Tom Clancy characters does the most important thing right: It almost always feels like a Jack Ryan movie. show more

  • The film is slow in getting started and once it's underway it's only intermittently involving. It's also occasionally far-fetched. show more

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  • March 05, 2014 empathsgemstones
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    Hands down a Fantastic movie

  • February 26, 2014 kilmoon
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    We really enjoyed this movie! Don't know what the critics complaining was about! Chris Pine and Kevin Costner were very good together. Some people like to over analyze a movie instead of just enjoying it! Would see it again.

  • February 21, 2014 kentmagnuson53
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    Not all time fav Costner movie, but really good.

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