Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action, and brief strong language

Sex & Nudity

  • 2 brief kisses.
  • A women is shown in a long towel (down to her knees) and moves across the room to pick things up in one brief scene. In a flashback scene the couple are seen in bed together. You only see the woman's bare shoulders and part of the man's chest/back, everything else is covered with the bed sheets. At the end of that scene the man moves and leans over top of the woman to kiss, then the scene is cut.

Violence & Gore

  • A rich guy has his help put in a syringe in his arm for him, the help messes up, gets smacked in his face to the ground, and the rich guy keeps violently kicking his help while on the ground untill the bodyguard drags the help away.
  • A very graphical and realistic drowning takes place. The movie shows the process above and under water, you see the guy being drowned make a shudder at the end.
  • A guy is being slowly and sadistically killed with a knife.
  • The movie is about a terrorist plot in the aftermath of 9/11 to collapse the U.S. economy. The violence in this movie is more amped-up than other Jack Ryan movies, since this one is modern. The violence is relentless with many gun, fist, and knife fights throughout. However it is not that much more graphic than a Bourne or Bond movie. Some blood is seen, but this is only from gunshot wounds, and in one scene, a man hits another man across the face with brass knuckles.
  • In the introductory scene, Jack is seen in a helicopter. The enemy fires a missile at the helicopter, sending it crashing. He is later seen with a hideously burnt face and we learn that he has almost broken his spine (it is fixed)
  • A woman is slapped across the face and gets tortured by .


  • 2 clear uses of the F-word. 'Shit' is also used on a few occasions Some uses of asshole, bitch, damn, hell Jesus used in a non-respectful manner

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Jack offers prescription drugs to a man. Fakes taking it himself.
  • One man sticks himself with a syringe, however this is assumed to be prescription for his advanced cirrhosis.
  • In a dinner scene alcohol is consumed. Jack Ryan gets 'drunk' in order to complete a mission.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A missile hits a helicopter, and the camera shows footage of the inside of the helicopter as it happens. Later, one of the survivors is seen bloody and injured in a care unit.
  • A man stabs a man in the throat, it is sudden.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The third act is intense with car chases and the threat of a bomb blowing up Wall Street.

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