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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Chris Pine
Keira Knightley
Kevin Costner
Kenneth Branagh
Directors
Kenneth Branagh
Screenwriters
Adam Cozad
David Koepp
Running Time
105 minutes

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Reborn in the US


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Plot
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.


Verdict
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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