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4.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars... "You're not just an analyst anymore, you're operational!"
"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" (2014 release; 105 min.) brings a reinvented Jack Ryan to the screen, this time as played by Chris Pine, he of the "Star Trek" reboot franchise (as Capt. Kirk). As the movie opens, we see Ryan on the campus of the London School of Economics when 9/11 happens. Ryan volunteers for the Marine Corps and is deployed in Afghanistan,...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Slick and empty
First the good bit - the blu ray looks and sounds fantastic and that's about it.

Did the world need another Jack Ryan re boot? Already on the down ward law of diminishing returns curve Chris Pine makes Ben Afflecks attempt seem Oscar worthy. Shadow Recruit is a charisma free zone with a typical 21st century handsome but vacuous leading man. Branagh stars and...
Published 10 months ago by Q Quarters


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2.0 out of 5 stars Poor, 28 Sept. 2014
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Really struggled to get into this. Really like Chris Pine as an actor and his style, but I feel they tried to make him into something he's not.
The plot line isn't great and I struggled to get sucked in. Wouldn't watch it again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It does what it says on the box, 2 Sept. 2014
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Boy's in the house love it. Girls found it lacking shirtless action from Chris Pine. It does have a good plot, but my economics is quite dated and found the reasoning a bit hard going.................. less beer next time?
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Old Fashioned Movie?, 28 Jan. 2014
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Norbert Warner "Bert warner" (Whitley bay) - See all my reviews
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Best movie I ve seen for months, yes I saw all those Oscar nominated movies etc and have been so disapointed. Some have said this is an old fashioned movie? It is! It actually has a story, suspence, holds you and never lets go. Filmed in cities I know well, London, Moscow and New York. Does not overdo the action, so when it does happen, it holds you throughout. Well acted and directed. I just hope we get more like this one.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Adjust your expectations..., 4 Aug. 2014
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Adjust your expectations, this is a bog standard reboot IMHO...
Still not convinced about Chris Pine's leading man capabilities and Keira Knightley is back to giving a wholly unremarkable performance too.
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3.0 out of 5 stars If you've got a spare couple of hours, 23 July 2014
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Not a bad film and if you've got a couple of hours to spare it's worth a view. Chris Pine makes for a very watchable leading man so it's a shame that the plot wasn't as intriguing as it could have been.
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2.0 out of 5 stars What a let down.., 7 April 2015
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Looked like it had potential but was a big let down! Sound and Audio are great on Bluray but thats where it all ends. Lightweight story with more holes then swiss cheese. Save your money....
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4.0 out of 5 stars Superb Thriller that will have you riveted, 24 July 2014
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Surprisingly good, Jack ryan must be about the fourth or fifth actor to take on the role of Jack Ryan, doing so extremely well. A couple of hours of excellent escapist entertainment
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dull and pointless, 3 Aug. 2014
I like Jack Ryan stories and previous Jack Ryan films, but this was just so dull. All talk, charmless lead, the film just never got going. 1 star was generous.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great action film telling how Jack Ryan became a field ..., 14 Mar. 2015
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Great action film telling how Jack Ryan became a field agent for the CIA, a believable action hero, a must buy to add to the Jack Ryan film collection.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars no stars for this rubbish only minus -*****, 5 Jun. 2014
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kenneth branagh should be ashamed of himself putting tom clancy's hero in such a bloody awfull film like this,does he think that he is better than clancy,he is a bloody awfull actor as it is.most disapointed,dumped the dvd in bin 13.
if people want to film any or all of clancy's books & characters they should first read all of jack ryan books,absorb them& not try to second guess what true affiecindoes of clancy want,to reiteate branagh is a bloody awfull irish actor playing any kind of role
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