Generally favorable reviews- based on 175 Ratings
Feb 9, 2014I normally never get up and leave before the end of a movie, but I was so bored.... Kevin Costner reminds me of an old question, "What do you have to do to get fired in Hollywood?" The answer will come to you as your eyes glaze over and you start thinking about taking a nap.… Full Review »
Jan 19, 2014Major disappointment. It lacked enough credibility to suspend belief, like the prior classic Jack Ryan films.
The writing and plotting was lazy, insulting, and downright ridiculous, even for a middle-of-January summer popcorn movie. Lazy, because there was no interest in researching and integrating any details that add credence to the characters or plot. Insulting, because it didn't trust its audience to possess any intelligence or sophistication. And ridiculous, for the plot machinations that allowed Jack Ryan to do the things he did.
I like Chris Pines, and he was allowed to show a bit of his natural charisma, but it wasn't nearly enough to save this film.… Full Review »