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Jack Ryan : Shawdow Recruit

Cast : Chris Pine, Keira Knightely, Kenneth branagh, Kevin costner and Others

Directed by : Kenneth Branagh

Language : English

Genre : Action

Release date : 17th january 2014 (India)

Rating :2.5 /5

Music :Patrick Doyle

Bottom Line : Laced with outdated plot and weak characters.

Plot : Jack Ryan (Chris pine) is a student at the London School of Economics,He return to his home and join the US army after twin tower attack to serve his country. He is attacked by terrorists in Afghanistan while traveling in a chopper, He sustains a spinal injury. A doctor,Cathy Muller (Keira knightely) treats him. As soon as he recover from his injuries, he starts to live with Cathy. After noticing jack ‘s sharp analytical skills, veteran CIA handler William Harperset (Kevin Costner) set him up as a financial intelligence analyst within a big Wall Street firm. After a decade jack sent to moscow on a mission. Jack never reveals his real profession to cathy, An Oligarch Victor Cherevin (Kenneth bragnah) is identified as the key to the gross international monetary manipulations, Jack is charged with accessing the key files the Russian has hidden from view. cheverin tries to kill jack with his goons but he escapes. cathy doubts that jack has an affair and she flies to moscow and surprises jack ther he reveals his real profession and says that he is on mission to his love interest. Why cheverin wants to kill jack? What is the mission? what happened to jack are main parts of the story.

The characters in the film are created by tom clancy, Kenneth branagh directed himself in a negative role, He fails to deliver what he promised in trailer. Editing is okay. cinematography is amazing. screenplay is quite poor. production values are good.

chris pine did a decent job as ryan but his character has too many flaws. Keira Knightley hasn’t got much screen space to share with lead actors even though she justified her role. Kenneth’s role is weak but he tried his best. kevin coster did a fantastic job. the rest of the cast is okay in their respective roles.

Better to skip this movie. one time watchable for action genre lovers.

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