Wednesday, February 3, 2016

"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit"
*Thoughts While Watching & Review*

Trust no one.

 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
~Released: January 17th, 2014

~DirectorKenneth Branagh

~Starring: Chris PineKevin CostnerKenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley

~Length: 105 Minutes

~Rating: PG-13

~Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.


12 Thoughts While Watching

--Knightly seems like a psycho on legs, especially when she shows up in Russia, seeming almost drunk. 

--Knightly should have a better American accent than she does.

--Kenneth B. has a pretty darn good Russian accent.

--Definitely gripping. 

--K.B. is nearly unrecognizable as a Russian.

--Realistic; suspenseful; good acting overall.


--Gun fights are epic, definitely seat-gripping

--Several moments of jaw-dropping w.t.f. moments

--Not a ton of humor, or comic relief

--New levels of respect for the acting abilities of Chris Pine & Kenneth Branagh

--That was actually better than we thought it would be

Overall Thoughts

The acting is pretty good, modern and not over-done. The filming is quick paced, fitting for an action film. The majority of the film is reminiscent of the Bourne series. The use of Russian language, both written and spoken, adds a layer of realism. We would recommend it, and is a film that will stay on our lists. 

Parent's Guide

-2 brief kisses
-woman is shown in a towel, not in a sexual way. It's after a shower, as she walks around her apartment.

-Violence is constant throughout the film, although none is all that graphic. Guns, knives and fighting, with little blood or gore. 

-A few uses of the "F" word, shit and damn. 

Have you seen this film yet? What did you think? If not, when are you gonna watch it?

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