Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Season 1 (2018)

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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

Critics Consensus

Though not as thematically rich as some of its geopolitical predecessors, Jack Ryan is a satisfying addition to the genre buoyed by exceptional action sequences and a likable cast.

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Critic Ratings: 81

88%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 1863
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Air date: Aug 30, 2018
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The series follows Ryan as he uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.

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Critic Reviews for Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 1

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (26)

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.

Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…

If the idea is to emphasise the menial legwork Ryan is often stuck doing, they cross the line too often into drab. And the show doesn't credit its audience with enough intelligence, or concentration.

Aug 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Still, Amazon's Jack Ryan succeeds by spinning a suspenseful, big budget adventure around terrorism around the blandness hero in the business.

Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…
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Top Critic

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.

Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…
NPR
Top Critic

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.

Aug 30, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 30, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Its strength lies in its awareness that the war on terror is after all, a terror too.

Mar 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Ultimately another expensive-looking but just so-so series.

Jan 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite Krasinski's woodenness, the series still manages to be engaging.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

With strong performances from Krasinski and Wendell Pierce plus Abbie Cornish, Dina Shihabi, a slimy agency bureaucrat played by Timothy Hutton, and a complexly constructed villain portrayed by Ali Suliman, this Jack Ryan plants his own flag.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Season 1

  • Sep 06, 2019
    I liked the tv show. But story is way off from the books and movies.
  • Sep 05, 2019
    Lackluster. Mediocre. Ho-hum. Seen it all before. If you've seen 24, Strike Back, Zero Dark Thirty, etc. this is just more of the same. Just barely reaches the level of mildly entertaining trash.
  • Aug 29, 2019
    Such terrible writing! This is not the clever Jack Ryan Tom Clancy wrote. This guy beats up the only guide he has to help him find a terrorist's wife. This guy gets all of the French cops around him killed. This guy pouts 90% of the show. How about you guys hire some writers who've read Tom Clancy books before getting a bunch of losers who don't know spycraft pretend they can tell a story?
  • Aug 28, 2019
    John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish and Wendell Pierce prove the reason they are considered highly bankable actors, and why Amazon wanted them in Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. Can't wait until Season 2! There are very few shows I love, this is one of them, along with Game of Thrones, but both very different.
  • Aug 23, 2019
    Amazing cast. Written by amateurs. Nothing you haven't seen a thousand times before. Disappointing.
  • Aug 08, 2019
    Great show. It feels very true to the Tom Clancy style.
  • Apr 11, 2019
    Binged watched the whole series in one weekend. FABULOUS!
  • Apr 03, 2019
    On the 2nd attempt to watch the series it definitely grew on me. Maybe the first time around I could not escape the ghost of The Office. It kept my attention.
  • Mar 22, 2019
    all the way around, not good
  • Mar 16, 2019
    Good addition to the Clancy-verse. One "twist" that was silly and some illogical out of character decisions did not ruin an otherwise good plot. I'm looking forward to second season.

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