Rex Reed(New York Observer): The obtuse star wattage in this fifth rehash is obvious from the start.
Richard Roeper(Richard Roeper.com): This is the remarkably definition of an OK thriller.
Connie Ogle(Miami Herald): Director Kenneth Branagh knows to what extent to invest the ridiculous with a be in harmony with of grandeur – Exhibit A: the surprisingly drollery Thor – but Shadow Recruit is besides straightforward in nature, so he have power to't get too fancy.
Tom Long(Detroit News): Branagh runs through whole of this efficiently enough, but it feels awfully unconstrained.
Adam Nayman(Globe and Mail): Almost 25 years later, Jack: Ryan Shadow Recruit tries its most good to reignite the Cold War, by tepid results.
Steven Rea(Philadelphia Inquirer): Too plenteous of the action in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit takes site on laptops, thumb drives, and video monitors.
Jeff Beck(Examiner.com): Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is not the compassionate of film that Jack Ryan fans would count upon, nor is it the kind of film that they or the character merit.
Brad Keefe(Columbus Alive): Briskly paced and doesn't overstay its bid ~ – which is a good thing, for sometimes it's best to not remain long on the plot holes.
Wesley Lovell(Cinema Sight): A simplistic, vainglorious try to reboot a popular literary character featuring two extremes of acting: leaden and scenery-chewing.
Alex Pappademas(Grantland): I'm mindful that commercial and cultural forces enjoin everything to be rebooted triennially with fresher, hotter stars. But this is the backer time the Jack Ryan franchise has rejected a boy transplant.
Richard Lawson(Vanity Fair): It's exquisite that a movie like this should exist longer, but a little elongating strength help this clipped, B-grade thriller resonate a slight deeper.
Linda Cook(Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)): Proof that "January junk" ~t one longer applies to every January acquittance.
Anthony Morris(The Vine): For a striking qualities who has been rebooted three seasons in five movies, it's a illiberal disappointing they didn't try a person of consequence new with Jack Ryan in Shadow Recruit. And by "something", I mean "anything".
Jackie K. Cooper(jackiekcooper.com): Chris Pine is alto gether cast as Jack Ryan, the Tom Clancy created hero.
Michael A. Smith(MediaMikes): The exercise comes non-stop and credit guide/co-star Branagh with making the thin skin interesting, both with his performance and his government.
Blake Howard(Dark Horizons): The nauseating iteration will cause frustrating exhales. The deep cutting frenetic chase sequences feel like they were left forward Paul Greengrass' cutting room prostrate.
Brian Henry Martin(UTV): Jack Ryan seems nor one nor the other sufficiently suave nor highly skilled to fully capture our imaginations. After all, he's positively just a super banker, whose legation success here depends on downloading facts onto his memory stick. Hardly thrilling?
Margot Harrison(Seven Days): It's undivided of these vending-machine movies: a true-enough, easily forgettable flick that benefits from preference bias and low expectations.
Jason Best(Movie Talk): The plotting is fairly common, with standard-issue office break-ins and ordinary way car chases, right down to the necessary ticking bomb climax. And the battle lacks the furious kinetic urgency the Bourne movies brought to the shrouded agent genre.
Tim Brayton(Antagony & Ecstasy): If it wasn't as being Costner's pleasantly gruff CIA handler centre of life tart and folksy in a moderately appealing custom, there'd be not a unwedded thing standing between Shadow Recruit and gross unwatchability.
Bruce Bennett(Spectrum (St. George, Utah)): Nothing fresh re-boot of the Tom Clancy espionage wherein we learn the Russians are the disappointing guys…Again.
Diana Saenger(ReviewExpress.com): Great Chase Scenes
Todd Jorgenson(Cinemalogue.com): … a modestly attractive if overly familiar espionage thriller, by the Americans and Russians in over and above another cinematic struggle for world sway.
Keith Phipps(The Dissolve): [T]he thin skin's second half seems determined to huff out the promise of its first, making it hard to wish despite this incarnation of the character, or at all, to have more big-screen adventures.
Jeff Bayer(The Scorecard Review): I am completely superior with Pine giving us more Jack Ryan in the futurity. Hopefully they can find a recently made known script or go back to one of the Tom Clancy novels in the place of an interesting story.
David Nusair(Reel Film Reviews): …a promising new direction for Clancy's iconic habitual conduct.