Jack Ryan

Jack Ryan

Season One

DVD - 2019
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When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies.

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AnnSkye
Mar 07, 2020

Lots of action and suspense. Bing watched the first season in three nights. A very enjoyable watch. Waiting for season two to be available at the library.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Feb 16, 2020

Spy thriller drama with decent amount going for it. Lacking for me is real tension that Jack Ryan will not be able to outwit his nemesis in the end. Krasinski plays Ryan like an everyman, but it's clear he's already three steps ahead mentally, and physically too, what with his Afghanistan war experience. His love interest, (Abbie Cornish), a CDC doctor working on the Ebola virus, helps bring the storyline together, but doesn't add much otherwise. I had a hard time believing a terrorist would be able to accomplish the final planned attack in the complicated manner arranged, especially since Jack Ryan is actually Superman! I also missed most of the translated Arabic since the yellow subtitles were exceeding difficult to read against the light-colored clothing.

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johnnybookreader
Jan 15, 2020

It's splashy, flashy and has really good production values and a bottomless budget which makes continual overseas locations possible. Unfortunately, it is incredibly poorly written so is also trashy, alas(y). At no point was I able to think "yeah, that could happen!" Well, maybe around the edges a little but mostly NO SALE! All in all, another reason to hate amazon.

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jazzy4u
Oct 25, 2019

My neck (really) hurts from having to lean in throughout the entire movie just to read the non-stop English sub-titles. Also, sound is extremely hard to hear. I note that too many movies are done with actors deliberately talking in whispers which makes it 1000 times more difficult to hear ANYTHING. Get with it Hollywood, you suck at multiple levels!
Low score for dissatisfaction and stress in not being able to sit back, relax, 'hear' or enjoy the movie because of lousy film making. This is America, SPEAK ENGLISH!

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lw_10
Oct 18, 2019

This show was way too violent for me. Had to stop after three episodes.

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SEBoiko
Sep 12, 2019

Based loosely on Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan character. Enjoyable series.

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Intrepid12
Sep 10, 2019

If you enjoy “Homeland” this is equally as good... just with a bit more violence.

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dankurahashi
Sep 08, 2019

Story is good but English subtitle was junk, I mean it is series of symbols, no one can read. I do not understand French nor Arabic ( I think that what they are speaking.) So I have to guess at half of the story. Need redone on translation to English.

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jimg2000
Aug 07, 2019

Krasinski as Ryan (co-star with his wife Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place) and veteran actor Pierce as Greer (The Wire.) Agree with other reviewers that they have great chemistry on screen, teaming up as a brainy neophyte and a seasoned officer in the CIA's Terror, Finance, and Arms Division (T-FAD). Fast paced and action packed, at least a major event per episode. As good a series on war on Islamic terrorism as Homeland.

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The first season follows the titular CIA analyst as he is wrenched from the security of his desk job into the field after discovering a string of dubious bank transfers, which are being carried out by a rising extremist named Suleiman.

The upcoming second season has been described as following Ryan as he confronts "the forces in power in a dangerous, declining democratic regime in South America."

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maddens
Aug 06, 2019

I love Jack Ryan. Look forward 2nd season. Much thriller and action.

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lw_10
Oct 18, 2019

Frightening or Intense Scenes: too much

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lw_10
Oct 18, 2019

Violence: too much

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SEBoiko
Sep 12, 2019

Sexual Content: nudity

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SEBoiko
Sep 12, 2019

Violence: some what

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jimg2000
Aug 07, 2019

I love America. Where are you from?
Greer: Cincinnati. It's a city.
And you, my friend? Where are you from?
Ryan: Don't worry about where I'm from.
You don't like me. You think you're the good guy, I'm the bad guy. Maybe you're right. But maybe, if I was born in a nice city in America, like Cincinnati I could be the good guy, too. Geography is destiny, my friend. The world is the kiln, we are the clay.
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Could've stopped it.
- Oh, really? You have a cape on under that shirt?
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Our prophet was honest and humble. He set a good example for us. But this man he was never a good example for you. He enjoyed the lavishes of life and never cared for your interests. Instead of being a good shepherd he acted like a wolf.
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I was struck by the words of the Prophet, "No man is a true believer unless he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself." And I felt like it was a very important lesson. Okay. See you around, bright boy.

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