Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: -4

Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh. Action thriller. Directed by Kenneth Branagh.

FILM SYNOPSIS: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.

PREVIEW REVIEW: I got caught up in the production, which is much like the Mission Impossible movies now, more action and gadgets than witty espionage. But thatís okay. After a season of harsh R-rated melodrama designed to catch the attention of Oscar voters, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is an armrest-gripping thriller ride. Only complaint: around 10 profane uses of either Godís name or Christís Ė with each of the leads getting to use these profanities to express frustration.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright

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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: One obscenity

Profanity: Four profane uses of Godís name and six of our Saviorís.

Violence: Jolting killings, beatings, car crashes and explosions are sprinkled throughout.

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: Some drinking.

Other: None

Running Time: 105 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and up

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