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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  17 January 2014 (USA)
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Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.

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A new version of the saga of CIA analyst, Jack Ryan. It begins when Ryan was attending the London School of Economics; and 9/11 happened. He would then enlist in the Marines and would go to Afghanistan. The chopper he was on would get shot down and he would suffer severe injuries that would require intense rehab. While there, he grabs the attention of a man named Harper, who works for the CIA and would like him to finish his studies and get a job on Wall Street so he can find out of any terrorist plot through their finances. A few years later, Ryan finds anomalies in the accounts of a Russian named Cherevin. Jack thinks he should go to Russia to find out what's going on. Jack was told not to tell anyone who he is and that includes his girl friend Cathy. But she catches Jack in some lies which makes her doubt him. Jack goes to Russia and Cherevin assigns him someone to take care of him. But when they're alone the man tries to kill Jack. So Jack kills him. Obvious Cherevin is hiding ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,034,726 (USA) (17 January 2014)

Gross:

$50,549,107 (USA) (28 March 2014)
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Although this film is not based on a specific novel of the franchise, the Hunt for Red October is. There is a scene which describes Jack Ryan's back injury, therefore stating that Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a prequel film. If that were indeed the case, Jack Ryan mentioning Facebook and other online media sites would have been chronologically impossible as they had not been invented yet. See more »

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When Jack is in the field hospital after the helicopter crash, the doctor is saying he has a spinal fracture and needs a foraminotomy or possible spondylolisthesis. Foraminotomy is used to fix a pinched nerve in the spine, not for a fracture. Spondylolisthesis is not a medical procedure, it's a condition where one vertebra slips over another. See more »

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[first lines]
Jack Ryan: What's going on?
Student: In there. It's on the news
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16 February 2014 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

I am not the most discriminating of action film viewers, avid reader of Clancy and his designated batters and thought Chris Pine did a wonderful job on the Star Trek films.

That said, this film was a load of rubbish....one of the few times that I seriously considered walking out mid-film.

The reasons: 1. Acting was wooden across the board and the selection of Keira Knightly as Dr. Cathy Ryan was abysmally bad;

2. Plot (contrary to some of the views I read) was non-existent and farcical. Unlike a good Clancy novel, no basis in reality;

3. There is one scene that is particularly ridiculous. All I will ask an intelligent viewer, do you ever think a Russian oligarch worth billions would seriously consider going out to dinner with a compliance officer.

I would seriously not bother going to see this film or even bother it renting it. In short, even if someone gave me free tickets with dinner included, I would now pass on the "opportunity."


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