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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    78
    from 3 reviewers
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
    2014
    105 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision

    Director: Kenneth Branagh

    Actors: Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh

    Plot: Jack Ryan, as a young covert C.I.A. analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.

    Disc Release Date: 24 September 2018

    • Video
      83
    • Audio
      86
    • Extra
      70
    • Movie
      70

    all scores

    • Video
      90
    • It may not be the standout film, but it's arguably the standout presentation.

    • Audio
      90
    • All in all, a demo and reference offering.

    • Extra
      70
    • The 4K disc carries over the Commentary, whilst the Featurettes and Deleted Scenes are on the Blu-ray.

    • Movie
      60
    • Enter: 2014's Jack Ryan, Mr. Just-Another-Super-Spy.

    • Total
      80
    • Completely ignores everything that made the character of Ryan so unusual in favour of just another Bond/Bourne-lite affair.

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      90
    • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit looks terrific on UHD. Though it's reportedly an upscale from a 2K digital intermediate, the image dazzles in terms of both its textural presentation and total image clarity....

    • Audio
      100
    • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit's UHD disc carries over the same DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless soundtrack as found on the 2014 Blu-ray. For a full audio review, please click here....

    • Extra
      60
    • The UHD release of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit contains no new bonus content, but the disc does carry over the commentary track from the Blu-ray. It is buried in the language options rather than found under...

    • Movie
      50
    • Paramount has released Director Kenneth Branagh's 2014 film 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' to the UHD format. The disc, which is currently exclusive to a five-film Jack Ryan box set, features new 2160p/Dolby...

    • Total
      80
    • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit offers good, fundamental entertainment delivered by an almost completely hollow vessel. The story is weak and weary, wholly unoriginal and unimaginative. There are precious few...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • Jack Ryan is rebooted and recruited on Ultra HD with an excellent, first-class HEVC H.265 encode that offers several notable upgrades over the Blu-ray while also being the best-looking of the lot. Shot...

    • Audio
      90
    • Like the four previous recruits, the fifth installment to the Ryanverse infiltrates the UHD offices with the same soundtrack enjoyed on the Blu-ray, though this time it's a DTS-HD MA 7.1 mix rather than...

    • Extra
      50
    • All the same supplements are ported over from previous home video releases, which can be read in more detail in our review of the standard Blu-ray HERE....

    • Movie
      70
    • Arguably, the most interesting thing about Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, the fifth installment in the loosely-related Jack Ryan film series, is that the plot has no source material on which it was based,...

    • Total
      70
    • An original plot inspired by the beloved Tom Clancy character, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a pseudo-prequel reboot of the franchise, giving Ryan different motivations with slight changes to his history....