Synopsis: Jack Ryan is reborn in the shoes of Chris Pine this time he is a covert CIA agent working in a bank who is following the money to the terrorists.
Stan's thoughts: This is standard action/spy fodder that works in getting you to the edge of your seat occasionally but isn't quite engaging enough to distract you from all the plot holes. Perhaps Chris Pine should have got his top off a bit more as a distraction, well that would have worked for me.
Keira Knightley plays what I like to call an equality character - a role that feels artificially inflated and intellectualised in a vain attempt to address the fact that it is male dominated film. In my head I had a far more interesting storyline for her than the one the script writers ultimately came up with.
Kevin Costner phones in his performance and Kenneth Branagh steps out from behind the camera and directing to play the Russian baddie but is, well, Kenneth Brannagh with a Russian accent.
It's all entertaining enough for an hour and 45 minutes but nothing really special.
- Stan's: 55%
- IMDB: 65%
- Metascore: 57%
- Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
- RT audience rating: 62%
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