Arts & Entertainment

JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT

Directed by Kenneth Branagh, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is based on the famous character created by author Tom Clancy. Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) attempts to halt a plot to collapse the U.S. economy by a Russian terrorist (Kenneth Branagh).

Performances by Kevin Costner as William Harper, the ally and father figure, and Branagh as the Russian villain are ‘okay’ and carry a film with an unoriginal and predictable plot. Keira Knightley as the token girlfriend has a laughable American accent, which is distracting.

The 106-minute film looks sleek with beautiful views of Moscow and New York but still has some very predictable cinematography.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit fits neatly into the action/spy thriller genre, but is lacking in imagination. Not one of the best Clancy adaptations. (LK)

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BY LYNDSAY KENWRIGHT

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