Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Season 1 Reviews

Top Critic
August 31, 2018
Still, Amazon's Jack Ryan succeeds by spinning a suspenseful, big budget adventure around terrorism around the blandness hero in the business.
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.
Top Critic
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 31, 2018
It's a smart show, for all its huffing and puffing. Mr. Krasinski might even grow on you.
August 31, 2018
If the cinematic Ryans of the 1990s couldn't fully sell his incompetence, Krasinski's version of the character makes a more convincing case that it's his brains, not his combat skills, that set him apart as an American hero.
August 31, 2018
Mr. Krasinski is the face of "Jack Ryan," and he's a pleasure to watch.
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.
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.
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 30, 2018
Diagnosing a global epidemic of post-traumatic stress disorder, it forbids jingoism. Its skepticism about American power is true to the outlook of a character who, in earlier installments, rose above the petty paradigms of his own government.
August 30, 2018
While it may not have been the creators' intent, "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" gets a whole lot better - and more modern, relevant and thoughtful - when Jack Ryan isn't in it.
August 30, 2018
Krasinski is the right choice for the Hero We Need Now.
August 30, 2018
Jack Ryan goes above and beyond the pro forma basics of getting the job done. This is a thrilling and energetic enterprise replete with well-drawn characters and propulsive action. Binge-watchers, start your engines.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 30, 2018
Under the watchful eyes of Cuse and Roland, Jack Ryan is well paced, toggling between action, tension and humor. It's easy and focused and avoids getting sidetracked by aimless subplots.
August 30, 2018
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan is all the more impactful for its restraint and scope, offering excellent character-based drama that's concerned with much more than just its namesake.
August 29, 2018
[It's] a rock-solid series, with a possibility of real excellence in the future... with a strong narrative and action beats that are close to big-screen blockbuster quality.
Top Critic
August 29, 2018
For "Jack Ryan" to work, it's also vital you forget about Jim. Eventually you will, and "Jack Ryan" mostly does work.
August 27, 2018
The series is also bolstered by some of the biggest, most intense action scenes on television - if you're into that kind of thing.
August 27, 2018
One of the pleasures of watching Jack Ryan is to experience Krasinski's stupendous onscreen chemistry with The Wire alum Wendell Pierce.
August 24, 2018
Interplay between Krasinski and Pierce brightens up the journey through well-worn territory, and the well-executed international intrigue also means it's far from a slog.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 22, 2018
Competent storytelling isn't something that should need praising for a TV show in 2018, yet Jack Ryan stands in striking contrast to so many sluggishly-paced, poorly-lit streaming drama wallows of recent vintage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 21, 2018
"Jack Ryan" takes on real issues like drone programs - and the human toll on their operators - but it's most effective in eradicating the distancing concept of "the other."
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 20, 2018
Krasinski is also well-matched by Pierce, who looks to be having a ball charging gun-in-hand into the fray and sells a couple of tough monologues that quickly make Greer the show's most interesting character.
August 20, 2018
There are some weaker points...but it's a solid hour of geopolitical thrills.
August 20, 2018
Compared with his rivals in the spy game, Ethan Hunt of Mission: Impossible and Jason Bourne, Jack Ryan looks downright heroic in his ability to suit himself to a time in which automatic presumption that America is doing the right thing is on the decline.
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