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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Season 1 Reviews

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September 7, 2018
And despite its big-budgeted nature thanks to Amazon, the action - though fitting in scope - isn't impressive or memorable enough.
August 21, 2018
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan is able to take advantage of the long-form narrative storytelling but the action is few and far between.
September 7, 2018
Krasinski's Jack Ryan is serviceable, but also shallow and lacking in the flaws and complexities that could make the role sing.
August 28, 2018
Despite paying cursory service to humanizing its characters, Jack Ryan is mostly interested in a battle between good and evil.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 20, 2018
Until Jack Ryan finds a way to make its drama as compelling as its action scenes, it'll go down as a mission not quite accomplished.
August 31, 2018
If Jack Ryan is the white male superhero we must rely on to save the world, it'd be nice to know him a little better. It'd be nice to spend less time stuck inside his inescapable dread.
August 20, 2018
For all its bells and whistles, Jack Ryan doesn't have much to say about death, or terror, or the world we live in that can't be interpreted by the light of a big-budget fireball.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 31, 2018
It seems that in order to get a portrait of a Syrian woman grappling with personal and political crises, one must also slog through the narrative of an unimpressive American man.
August 27, 2018
Jack Ryan is a series that clearly wants to be the next Homeland or Bourne, but instead, based on the opening episode's double-crosses and fake faces, feels more like Mission: Impossible.
August 20, 2018
The truth is Jack Ryan isn't really a prestige drama, and despite its high-profile source material, star and platform...its narrative ambitions are pretty basic.
August 23, 2018
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, on the other hand, is simply a bog-standard War on Terror thriller much like Homeland, with a slightly apologetic, don't-hate-us-liberals undertone.
September 7, 2018
It's passive TV, background noise, something to watch while you nap, but it's never more than that. It's an efficiently managed cut-and-paste job with a shiny package, or exactly what we've come to expect from Carlton Cuse.
August 30, 2018
Despite the worthwhile elements that Jack Ryan possesses, the whole thing feels a bit too much like a sheep in wolf's clothing.
August 27, 2018
It's a pretty standard entry into the genre with a few good exceptions and one glaring problem: its bland titular hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 50/100
August 31, 2018
Ryan may be the shallowest figure here, an assemblage of reactions and attitudes more than a person we get to know - or seem to get to know, which is all the same in television.
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August 31, 2018
Oh, how I wish I could tell you that this show - which has two leads who have been quite beloved on The Office and The Wire respectively - finds a way to rise above the firefights and explosions and terrorism tropes that are part of the genre.
August 30, 2018
Jack Ryan at least seems to know it's knee-deep in cliché territory as it endeavors to help us understand the ruthless violence Suleiman and his followers propagate.
August 30, 2018
Despite the presence of co-creator Carlton Cuse of "Lost," a show that was nothing if not singular in conception and execution, "Jack Ryan" is generic.
November 15, 2018
The storytelling is so painfully predictable that the series should have been called 'You Do Know Jack.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 30, 2018
It's hardly a good thing when you realize a series could be improved if only the producers edited out the star.
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