‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ Review: Chris Pine Reboots Tom Clancy’s Hero in a Slight But Spry Spy Game

Always necessary in any successful airport novel of the action-espionage genre is the meeting of the Diabolical Earth-Shattering Plan with The One Man Who Can Stop It. And since Jack Ryan, the hero of many such successful tomes by the late Tom Clancy, gets a big-screen reboot in “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” it will come as no surprise that both of those ingredients come into play.

And even if “Shadow Recruit” isn’t up to the recent highs of the 007 series, it’s a zippy and exciting little cloak and dagger tale that’s entertaining enough to make a new Ryan franchise seem like something worth anticipating.  Read More...



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