Flick Chick here once again in the pursuit of truth, justice and keeping you from spending your hard earned money on movies that suck! Today Ma and I put on our secret squirrel decoder rings and headed the world of espionage at the Bangor Mall Cinemas to see ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’.

This movie runs just under 2 hours and is considered a action, mystery, thriller. It is rated R PG-13 PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action, and brief strong language and stars: Keira Knightley, Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, who also directs the film


This movie follows a new incarnation of the Tom Clancy character Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst. Taking us from his roots the story begins with Ryan as a brilliant trained marine injured in combat recruited to do covert ops by the CIA. Dunring his time undercover he uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack. This sets him into active duty and unknowingly brings his fiancé into the fray.


Over all I liked this film.  The plot though intricate was possible to follow and believable to a degree, although I would hope the US is not as vulnerable as this portrays.  Regardless, premise accepted Chris Pine and Kevin Costner do a great job reeling you in.  Kenneth Branagh plays an excellent villain and really seems to have great directing chops as well.  There were a few places the story dragged a little for me and some of the scenes were a little hard to accept if you really thought about what they were saying is possible. On a scale of 1-10 I am giving ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit‘an 8

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