A helicopter crash puts Jack Ryan (Pine) out of action a short way into his military career. While recovering, he’s recruited as a secret CIA analyst and uncovers suspicious business dealings by Cherevin (Branagh), a Russian businessman who wants to bring America to its knees.
In stripping Jack Ryan back to basics it’s lost some sophistication, but reinvigorated an action hero who’s unlike any other on offer and who absolutely earns his second — or rather fourth — shot.
Reviewed by Olly Richards
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