Excerpt: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit may not be the best spy film or even the best Tom Clancy adaptation. It is however, a very good film that meets all the requirements it is asked of: strong action, good performances, engrossing story.
Excerpt: Incomprensiblemente pobre regreso del personaje de Tom Clancy a las pantallas de todo el mundo. Sosa desde el guion y poco briosa desde la dirección de Kenneth Branagh, una propuesta a lamentar. Si la franquicia continúa, sólo puede ir a mejor.
Excerpt: Then there’s Branagh, who never met an accent he didn’t master, striking a formidable evil presence as the Russian baddie. Fine acting aside, after this and Thor he’s established himself as a reliable action director and someone who could seemingly handle even more ambitious assignments.
Excerpt: Inanities aside, the movie delivers suspense throughout. But between this turn and ‘Star Trek,’ Pine may find himself up to his neck in all sorts of re-booties. Let’s hope he keeps away from Howard the Duck.
Excerpt: This spy picture is thoroughly by-the-numbers with very little to distinguish itself from others of its ilk. In other words, the James Bond and Jason Bourne franchises have nothing to worry about.
Excerpt: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is giving Branagh a chance to get in Dr. Frankenstein’s shoe once again; Cozad and Koepp ignore the library of source material and assist in creating a monster from elements of other successful spy characters.
Excerpt: A summer-style genre movie that ends up being far better than the majority of lousy January dumps, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” isn’t a whole lot more than sufficiently entertaining, but entertain it does.
Excerpt: As many times as Paramount has attempted to resurrect the Jack Ryan franchise, you would think they would have tried some new formula. Yet, here we are again with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit picking up a hot new “it” guy (like Ben Affleck the last time) and trying to turn a servicable, but unimpressive script into a massive, overhyped phenomenon.
Excerpt: Despite Pine’s flimsy take as Ryan not being saucy enough to generate any characterization complexity, Shadow Recruit is still serviceable as a viable actioner that embraces its manufactured intrigue with ambitious gusto.