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Based on 36 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 27 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    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

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This is moviemaking in a modular mode, an inspiration-free action adventure — with cheesy cinematography — that fills its modest running time by fitting together familiar elements into something reliably, even insistently, not new. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Too much of the action in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit takes place on laptops, thumb drives, and video monitors. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Branagh, taking advantage of his experience helming 2011’s “Thor,” shows an allegiance to the genre he’s working in; both as director as co-star, he pours on the menace. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Efficient, if ultimately rote, political thriller. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Soundly structured, smart and fast, with a plausible central scenario, several gripping moments and well-wrought dialogue. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit provides the best motion picture adventure for the title character since his introduction in "The Hunt for Red October." show more

  • 75
    R. Kurt Osenlund Slant Magazine

    In keeping his actors on his sober-yet-buoyant plane, Kenneth Branagh presents a convincing romance that doesn't stall the film's brisk clip. show more

  • 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.

  • February 17, 2014 Don
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    The movie started out slow, but after a short while it got fun and exciting. We enjoyed it a lot.

  • February 13, 2014 amcfreak
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    Fast, action packed movie. We both enjoyed it!

  • February 12, 2014 Dean
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    I enjoyed the movie, but just not a big enough production to be worthy of following its predecessors. Closer to a B movie than a blockbuster production.

  • February 12, 2014 johnandy27
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    I will see again have liked all in the JR films but like this young actor and Costner were great

  • February 12, 2014 sunmeadowfarm
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    movie was good, but the girl was not a good actress and her roll was stupid

  • February 09, 2014 fbuican
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    GREAT. Very glad we saw it

  • February 08, 2014 toujours39
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    Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Quick paced and exciting.


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