Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Recommended by Debbie Clarke

I wasn’t too sure about this action film but I have to say I thought it was fantastic.

The story was good and Chris Pine was brilliant in the lead role as Jack Ryan.

It takes us right back to the start of Ryan’s career showing him studying at the London School of Economics when the movie starts.

He is there when 9/11 happens and this major event has an impact on the path he chooses to take.

He signs up for the Marine Corps and is deployed to Afghanistan where he is injured. It is during his recovery and rehabilitation that he meets Cathy (played by Keira Knightly) who eventually becomes his wife.

Ten years on we then see Ryan working for the CIA as a financial analyst in Wall Street.

He notices strange account transactions going on in Russia and is soon sent to investigate.

This is when the fun starts!

I thought this was the perfect action film - it is entertaining and has a few twists and turns to keep you guessing.

The plotline is also very good. Would recommend.