Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Mace Neufeld Productions,

Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley

Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) was recruited by the CIA and placed undercover as a Wall Street financial wizard, but his real job is watch for terrorist plots in the financial markets of the U.S. When he uncovers a plan in Russia to destroy the U.S. economy he tells his boss (Kevin Costner) that he needs to go to Russia to investigate. He’s deeply undercover, and his fiance (Keira Knightley) has no clue who he really is. When she follows him to Russia to figure out what he’s really up to, she gets involved in the plot too, and Jack is not only working to expose and prevent the attack, but he has to protect her as well.

This is a relatively decent action adventure film. Chris Pine is certainly good in the Jack Ryan role and he is very believable as a Wall Street nerd with a wild side to kick some Ruskie butt. Kiera Knightley is a bit more miscast, but she does a decent job. She gave it her all and comes off with a valid mix of wily fox and disappointed girlfriend. The action is pretty decent, and it’s a spy flick for sure. There are some covert break ins and some decent chases. It has danger and suspense. Though not a blockbuster, it’s a worthy film and if you’d like to see a solid spy drama, this is as good as any. I’m impressed with how far Chris Pine has come, and I expect we’ll see him in a lot more action films. I’ve seen a lot that fell flat, and this one kept me interested. I’m not a big spy guy fan, but I enjoyed this one. This isn’t a must see, but it’s definitely worth it if you’re inclined to watch a good spy movie whose star isn’t named James Bond and doesn’t star Tom Cruise.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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