Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
CIA analyst Jack Ryan must stop the plans of a Neo Nazis faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore.
This new version of the saga of CIA analyst Jack Ryan begins as Jack attends the London School of Economics. 9/11 happens. He subsequently enlists in the Marines, sustaining severe injuries when the chopper deploying him to Afghanistan is shot down. While in intense rehab, he grabs the attention of Harper, a man who works for the CIA and who would like Jack to finish his studies, get a job on Wall Street, and seek out terrorist plots through their financial transactions. Ten years pass. Jack finds anomalies in the accounts of a Russian named Cherevin and thinks he should go to Russia to check out what's going on. He's told not to tell anyone who he is, including his girlfriend Cathy, which makes her doubt him when she catches him in some lies. In Russia, Cherevin assigns someone to assist Jack, but when the two are alone, the man tries to kill Jack instead, so Jack kills him. Obviously, Cherevin is hiding something. Jack goes to meet him and says he'll bring his fiancée along, but ... Written by
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After being seriously wounded in Afghanistan, the Marine Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) is recovered by Dr. Cathy Muller (Keira Knightley) and they move in together. Jack is recruited by agent Thomas Harper (Kevin Costner) to join the CIA as analyst infiltrated in Wall Street to check possible terrorist accounts and he can not tell that he works for the CIA even for Cathy. Three years later, Jack finds unusual movements in the account of the Russian Viktor Cherevin (Kenneth Branagh). Jack is assigned to go to Russia with Harper to investigate Cherevin. Out of the blue, Cathy appears in his hotel room in the middle of a dangerous operation. Now Cathy has to be involved in the espionage game.
"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" is another absurd movie with a shallow story and the usual exaggeration. In this movie, the efficiency of the American secret service is amazing while Russians are depicted as stupid. The plot and the action scenes look like any Tom Cruise's usual flick, where he is the best agent of the world. My vote is four.
Title (Brazil): "Operação Sombra - Jack Ryan" ("Shadow Operation - Jack Ryan")
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