Rex Reed(New York Observer): The ill-defined star wattage in this fifth rehash is material from the start.
Richard Roeper(Richard Roeper.com): This is the true definition of an OK thriller.
Connie Ogle(Miami Herald): Director Kenneth Branagh knows in what manner to invest the ridiculous with a distribute of grandeur – Exhibit A: the surprisingly sport Thor – but Shadow Recruit is in addition straightforward in nature, so he have power to't get too fancy.
Tom Long(Detroit News): Branagh runs from one side all of this efficiently enough, boundary it feels awfully familiar.
Adam Nayman(Globe and Mail): Almost 25 years later, Jack: Ryan Shadow Recruit tries its good in the highest degree to reignite the Cold War, by tepid results.
Steven Rea(Philadelphia Inquirer): Too abundant of the action in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit takes put at interest on laptops, thumb drives, and video monitors.
Jeff Beck(Examiner.com): Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is not the philanthropic of film that Jack Ryan fans would await, nor is it the kind of thin skin that they or the character merit.
Brad Keefe(Columbus Alive): Briskly paced and doesn't overstay its salutation – which is a good thing, on this account that sometimes it's best to not linger on the plot holes.
Wesley Lovell(Cinema Sight): A simplistic, vainglorious attempt to reboot a popular literary person featuring two extremes of acting: leaden and prospect-chewing.
Alex Pappademas(Grantland): I'm cognizant that commercial and cultural forces request everything to be rebooted triennially by fresher, hotter stars. But this is the encourage time the Jack Ryan franchise has rejected a nonage transplant.
Richard Lawson(Vanity Fair): It's strange that a movie like this should subsist longer, but a little elongating ability help this clipped, B-grade thriller resonate a selfish 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 strongly marked personality who has been rebooted three general condition of affairs in five movies, it's a in some degree disappointing they didn't try somebody new with Jack Ryan in Shadow Recruit. And ~ the agency of "something", I mean "anything".
Jackie K. Cooper(jackiekcooper.com): Chris Pine is consummately cast as Jack Ryan, the Tom Clancy created man of superhuman achievements.
Michael A. Smith(MediaMikes): The feat comes non-stop and credit monitor/co-star Branagh with making the thin skin interesting, both with his performance and his lead.
Blake Howard(Dark Horizons): The nauseating redundancy will cause frustrating exhales. The giddy cutting frenetic chase sequences feel like they were left on Paul Greengrass' cutting room pose.
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 verily just a super banker, whose legation success here depends on downloading premises onto his memory stick. Hardly thrilling?
Margot Harrison(Seven Days): It's united of these vending-machine movies: a useful-enough, easily forgettable flick that benefits from choice bias and low expectations.
Jason Best(Movie Talk): The plotting is fairly trite, with standard-issue office break-ins and wont car chases, right down to the unavoidable ticking bomb climax. And the rencontre lacks the furious kinetic urgency the Bourne movies brought to the concealed agent genre.
Tim Brayton(Antagony & Ecstasy): If it wasn't despite Costner's pleasantly gruff CIA handler life tart and folksy in a moderately appealing wont, there'd be not a single thing standing between Shadow Recruit and mass unwatchability.
Bruce Bennett(Spectrum (St. George, Utah)): Nothing renovated re-boot of the Tom Clancy espionage in what we learn the Russians are the unprincipled guys…Again.
Diana Saenger(ReviewExpress.com): Great Chase Scenes
Todd Jorgenson(Cinemalogue.com): … a modestly attractive if overly familiar espionage thriller, with the Americans and Russians in to this time another cinematic struggle for world mastery.
Keith Phipps(The Dissolve): [T]he film's second half seems determined to huff out the promise of its pristine, making it hard to wish as being this incarnation of the character, or any, to have more big-screen adventures.
Jeff Bayer(The Scorecard Review): I am completely subtile with Pine giving us more Jack Ryan in the subsequent time. Hopefully they can find a new script or go back to any of the Tom Clancy novels as far as concerns an interesting story.
David Nusair(Reel Film Reviews): …a encouraging new direction for Clancy's iconic personage.