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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit


If I had any expectations at all for this film, they were entirely negative. Cashing in on the popular Tom Clancy character, I figured, and I was all prepared for brainless action. I’m happy to report that it was much, much better than that. In fact, it reminded me more of a John le Carré story than a Clancy one. It concerns financial shenanigans, Russians, CIA deep cover agents, and stuff like that. There’s good action scenes as well.