Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Running time: 105 mins Released: 24th January 2014
About Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
An origin story for the Tom Clancy hero Jack Ryan, previously brought to life on the big screen by Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Alec Baldwin. Unlike the previous films, this isn't based on a specific Clancy novel. Jack (Chris Pine) is psychologically scarred after a traumatic tour of duty in Afghanistan but the situation also leads him to meet Cathy (Keira Knightley), a medical student who becomes the love of his life. When he returns to America he is recruited by Naval Commander William Harper (Kevin Costner) to work in the Financial Intelligence Unit of the CIA. He hides this from Cathy by also holding down a job on Wall Street. When Jack is sent to Russia to audit some suspicious clients he uncovers a deadly conspiracy.