Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Review)

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Review)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Review)
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The Tom Clancy series reboots back to the creation of the secret agent, as a brainy analyst recruited by the CIA. When he happens upon a scheme to collapse our economy, he’s sent to Moscow to stop it. Needless to say, chases and violent encounters ensue. Chris Pine has moved into the lead and he’s an assured, solid action hero. Even though the plot has no surprises, director Kenneth Branagh (who also plays the bad guy) has crafted a taut little mission. Unfortunately, the blurry camerawork obscures much of the action. The attractive Russian locations (inside and out) are a bonus and the movie’s momentum makes it entertaining. NOTE: Ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov has a cameo.

 

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