New “Jack Ryan” Flick: Efficient, Rote

The Hollywood Reporter looks at “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” and pronounces: ‘As the fourth actor to portray the title character in a five-film series thus far, Chris Pine adequately follows in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck in what also amounts to an origins story about the character’s trial by fire in the CIA. Commercial prospects look solid if not spectacular for this efficient, if ultimately rote, political thriller.

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