Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Based on the CIA analyst created by espionage master Tom Clancy, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is a blistering action thriller that follows Ryan (Chris Pine, “Star Trek”) from his quiet double-life as a veteran-turned-Wall Street executive to his all-out initiation as a hunted American agent on the trail of a massive terrorist plot in Moscow.Ryan appears to be just another New York executive to his friends and loved ones, but his enlistment into the CIA secretly goes back years. He was brought in as a brainy Ph.D. who crunches global data – but when Ryan ferrets out a meticulously planned scheme to collapse the U.S. economy and spark global chaos, he becomes the only man with the skills to stop it. Now, he’s gone fully operational, thrust into a world of mounting suspicion, deception and deadly force. Caught between his tight-lipped handler Harper (Academy Award-winner Kevin Costner), his in-the-dark fiancée Cathy (Keira Knightley) and a brilliant Russian oligarch (Kenneth Branagh), Jack must confront a new reality where no one can seem to be trusted, yet the fate of millions rests on his finding the truth. With the urgency of a lit fuse, he’s in a race to stay one step ahead of everyone around him. More »

Comments (4)

  1. Herman Chou

    Well,guys.I think this movie is not based on Tom Clancy's novel.I just check it .No wonder.But still this is a good movie.Nothing special on the story but good character building and good suspense building too.

    3 months agoby @hermansusantoFlag

  2. syndicate

    Can't believe it, they say Jack Ryan is a covert CIA analyst. There is NO SUCH THING as a covert CIA analyst at all. There are CIA Analyst, CIA Operation Officer and CIA Operation Officer in Special Activity Divison(which John Clark is). Can't believe they don't even the stuff and terms.

    6 months agoby @syndicateFlag

  3. CBF

    @syndicate They don't care, it's not following Clancy's original novels and timeline of Jack's role in the government, apparently. With each movie they are essentially retconning the last one and giving him a new profession.

    2 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  4. syndicate

    What the heck is going on with this Jack Ryan movie. Are they going to follow how Tom Clancy created Jack Ray anymore? What is this Jack Ryan a CIA Analyst, a regular CIA Operation Officer, a CIA Operation Officer in Special Activities Division like Tom Clancy's John Clark, who is Jack Ryan's good friend or Jack Ryan is now a Super Spy like James Bond and Ethan Hunt, which mean it is not even close to the real world type say anymore? So we might have to forget the mix of drama and suspense, the close to the real world type spy movies have. Does Tom Clancy have anything to say about this, this time around? Does he even care at all?

    2 years agoby @syndicateFlag