Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Recommended by Fiona Dobie

If you’re a fan of action thrillers then this is definitely a film for you.

We meet Jack Ryan, played by Chris Pine, in his job as an analyst for the CIA’s financial intelligence unit after he’s suffered injury in his military career.

However Ryan believes he’s stumbled upon a plot by Russian billionaire Viktor Cherevin (Kenneth Brannagh, who also directs). Cherevin wants to crash the US economy.

And of course the analyst can’t help but be enticed by the action and is forced into the field, going undercover to infiltrate the Russian’s network. All the while, Jack is under pressure to protect his relationship with wife Cathy (Keira Knightley) who is curious about the true nature of his work.

The film features a strong cast, with Kevin Costner also starring as Ryan’s boss. The whole film is based on the popular character of Jack Ryan created by author Tom Clancy.