Movie Review: Jack Ryan, Shadow Recruit

jackryanWe went out today to the Reel Cinemas in the Dubai Mall to watch Jack Ryan, Shadow Recruit. The plot in short:  In a story taking place prior to the original Jack Ryan stories, Ryan is a young stockbroker working for a billionaire in Moscow before joining the CIA. When the billionaire he is advising frames him for a terrorist plot and kidnaps his wife, Ryan must race against time to clear his name, stop the plot, and save his wife.

Jack Ryan: [to Harper, while arguing with his wife] Could you give us a minute?

William Harper: No. This is geopolitics, not couples therapy.

The Russians are back at it again trying to topple America. Even though this story has been beaten to death, this story actually fits and works very well in the year 2014.

The acting is fantastic. Headlined by Chris Pine who has more than proved himself over the years with other acting films fits the role nicely. The surrounding cast including Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley all work well together in the film. Kenneth Branagh who plays the Russian bad guy is fabulous in this film.

Overall this film is good. The acting tied in with a good story leaves us with a film that can be enjoyed. Worth watching.

You can watch the Trailer here:

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