Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Movie Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit - PG13

Jack Ryan(Chris Pine) is a CIA Financial Analyst whose work leads to the uncovering of a Russian plot against the United States.  He is then recruited by Harper(Kevin Costner), another  agent, to help stop the plot.   Not only does he have to contend with the question of who he can trust, he has to decide what to tell his fiance Cathy(Keira Knightley), who he's kept in the dark.  He must also contend with the powerful Russian businessman who is masterminding the plot.  If Jack fails, it could mean millions of lives.

The story is well-written  and suspenseful, with plenty of action.   There is some violence, but only as appropriate to the story, not overdone, as is so common today.   It will keep you on the edge of your seat.

An excellent movie...see it!

1 comment:

Thomas Watson said...

I saw Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in the theater. I thought it was very good. I've seen all the previous Jack Ryan movies (The Hunt For Red October with Alec Baldwin, Patriot Games and Clear And Present Danger with Harrison Ford, and Sum of All Fears with Ben Affleck) and I loved them all.