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Overall B

Based on spy novel author Tom Clancy's character, a young Jack Ryan helps the CIA uncover a terrorist plot to sabotage the US economy.

Violence C-
Sexual Content B
Profanity D+
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence and intense action, and brief strong language.

Talk to your kids about…

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

This movie is based on a character created by Tom Clancy. The plot is not directly based on any of Clancy’s novels featuring Jack Ryan.

Why does Cathy tell Jack to wait two minutes before he takes his painkillers? What are the dangers of prescription drug use—especially for patients suffering from extreme injuries?

One character says that regrets can pile up around a person like unread books. Can a person live a life without any regrets? What regrets, if any, do you have?

What are the challenges of playing a character that has been portrayed by many other actors, such as James Bond or Superman? What do you think of Pine’s version of Jack Ryan?

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