After the terrorist attacks on 9/11, Jack Ryan, studying at the London School of Economics, becomes a U.S. Marine fighting in Afghanistan, where his spine is critically injured when his helicopter is shot down. During the recovery, he meets Cathy Muller, the medical student helping him learn to walk again, and Thomas Harper, an official with the C.I.A. who recruits him. Ten years later, Ryan is working on Wall Street covertly for the C.I.A., looking for suspect financial transactions that would indicate terrorist activity. He discovers that trillions of dollars held by Russian organizations have disappeared, funds controlled by Viktor Cherevin. Ryan's employer conducts business with Cherevin, so when Ryan discovers certain accounts are inaccessible to him as an auditor, he has reason to visit Moscow and investigate. When investigating, he discovers a plot that is related to the 9/11 attacks. Now he has to figure out the what, where, and when.Written by
Jack Ryan meets another agent in the Film Forum vintage-movie theater in NYC. On that theater screen, "Sorry, Wrong Number" can be seen playing. "Sorry, Wrong Number" is a classic Paramount Picture released in 1948. "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" is a Paramount Picture released in 2014. See more »
Ryan's helicopter crash happens in 2003. 10 years afterwards he goes to the movie theater, but the ticket is dated 2012, when it should be 2013. See more »
Written by Geoffrey Edwards
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Moderately Enjoyable To Watch
All in all, the story line, chronology, acting etc in this movie are okay, but too cliché as most scenes are predictable. Keira Knightley does not portray a natural chemistry in her role as a girlfriend or mission assistant. I find the awkwardness of her scenes has drowned the tension & intensiveness of the movie.
At a positive view, Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) did a pretty good job. His cool, humorous kind of charisma paid off in this movie. There were some scenes where I actually felt funny & LOL.
My initial vote for this movie was '5' & he is the reason why I added '1' more vote.
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