Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Season 2 (2019)

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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

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Jack Ryan's second season is both more refined and more predictable, doubling down on its espionage set-pieces while toning down its titular character's moral complexities to create a more straight-forward spy show.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2019
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Air date: Oct 31, 2019
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Tv Season Info

After tracking a potentially suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan heads to South America to investigate. Jack's actions threaten to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy, leading him and his fellow operatives on a mission spanning the globe.

Cast

John Krasinski
as Jack Ryan
Abbie Cornish
as Cathy Muller
Wendell Pierce
as James Greer
Ali Suliman
as Suleiman
Noomi Rapace
as Harriet Baumann
Jordi Molla
as Nicolás Reyes
Francisco Denis
as Miguel Ubarri
Cristina Umaña
as Gloria Bonalde
Jovan Adepo
as Marcus Bishop
Kevin Kent
as Delta Team
Michael Kelly
as Mike November
Marcela Vanegas
as Cassandra Ubarri
Michael Kelly
as Mike November
Tom Wlaschiha
as Max Schenkel
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Critic Reviews for Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 2

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (6)

Offering respite from today's political stridency, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan serves up something reassuringly nostalgic: a conservatism that isn't just quietly confident, but unabashedly idealistic.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…
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Jack Ryan, produced and distributed by Amazon Studios, is the ultimate company man, and his eponymous TV show is Amazon's plea to us all to set democracy aside and let it just run the world.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Series creators Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland have their expensive, globe-trotting series humming like a well-oiled machine -- one that keeps revealing ever broader vistas.

Nov 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Even though the character itself has evolved in recent years... the second season still lands with more dissonance because of the very aspect that should make the character feel more relevant -- that is, its proximity to reality.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Krasinski is clearly having a good time in this show.

Nov 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It certainly does seem that show runners Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland have made a conscious decision to cut loose some of Jack's complexities, and to try to frame him as a more conventional, straight-up action hero.

Nov 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Jack Ryan has the potential to be a terrific and highly addictive action series. Its first season proved it was ripe with promise and potential, but this second season failed to follow through on it.

Dec 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Sure, season 2 marginally improves on each weak front from season 1, but Jack Ryan doesn't go far enough to establish itself as a show worth watching in today's crowded TV environment.

Nov 3, 2019 | Full Review…

John Krasinski does an exceptional job portraying Jack Ryan in a believable way. The Jack Ryan series is engaging as an espionage thriller should and must be. Absolutely binge-worthy.

Nov 28, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

One wishes that more attention was paid to the script itself, ironing out character motivations, not building in complexity for complexity's sake, and growing Jack Ryan from a gritty upstart to more of a seasoned pro.

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Jack Ryan Season 2 jettisons some of what made Season 1 work in exchange for a slower pace and, unfortunately, far less interesting narrative.

Nov 5, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Where season one felt like everyone was either "good" or "bad," Season 2 does a superb job of leaving everyone in the gray.

Nov 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Season 2

  • 18h ago
    Jack Ryan stories have always been rooted in reality... until now. After a great first season they decided to switch from Action-Drama to Fantasy. Amazon missed a great opportunity to call out what caused one of the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world today: Socialism. Instead they blame it on a far-right dictator that needs to be replaced by a benevolent left-wing female leader. Lesson to be learn here: Don't hire a Marxist to write your show.
  • 2d ago
    As long time reader, watcher and ETC. of both Tom Clancy and The Jack Ryan Series let me say that this TV shows is a fantastic take on a classic! Can't wait for more, and well worth the subscription! p.s. the same to be a lot of hate for season 2 I loved it I thought both season 1 and 2 absolutely fantastic can't wait to season 3
  • 2d ago
    Be real. Socialism is bad. That's what ruined Venezuela. Get woke, go broke
  • 3d ago
    The show was extremely convoluted. So convoluted that I could barely follow what's going on. The plot just kind of didn't come together. For instance, I still can't understand what this girl, Harry, was doing and what her motifs were. However, the stupidest moment in the show was the one where Greer is in Moscow is followed by a young Russian couple. To shake them off, he comes to two policemen and tells them in Russian that I couldn't comprehend (I understood only several words and I am a native Russian speaker and a native Moscowitz) that I the man following him tried to hit a woman behind him. The policeman asks "Where?" and goes to investigate. Well, it does not take immense research efforts to find out that this is an extremely unrealistic situation. Ask any (any!) Russian. If a Russian policeman sees a black person... Well, I am not going to put what they would say here but let's just say that Russian police is extremely nationalistic, xenophobic and racist. Also, Russians, especially Russian policemen, consider minor violence, especially domestic violence as perfectly normal and most definitely unworthy their attention. If Greer did indeed do it in Moscow, he would've been sent to hell in a very rude and unpleasant manner. And the air with which it was done: I am a cool CIA dude who knows what to do in this foreign country, sounds just idiotic and ridiculous. The thing that upsets me the most is that it wasn't hard to correct but apparently the series quality did not require that.
  • 4d ago
    Some decent actions scene but looking as a whole thing, it's just mediocre. Doesn't it compares to first season.
  • 4d ago
    Too far fetched, ridiculous at times ("let's attack presidential palace in Venezuela in a helicopter"...) After great season 1 I'm surprised Krasinski would agree to such poor writen flick riddled with nonsensical decisions of main protagonists ("let me wonder in the jungle so I can become a hero nobody asked for")... watch Rambo instead, I'm sure it makes more sense than this.
  • Jan 10, 2020
    No where near as good as the first season. I had a hard time hearing some of the characters, and was difficult to keep up with. It was far too fast paced, and there was little things that shocked me, other than the very end. However, it was still decent, but was no where near as interesting. The last episode was good, but the middle 4 episodes were very boring.
  • Jan 08, 2020
    I enjoyed the first season a lot once I got into the slower rhythm of it - kind of nice for a change for it not to be all ‘shoot ‘em up' kind of action. Season two however the writers have either changed or got lazy - in episodes four and five in particular ( so far) the holes in the storyline are bloody annoying- I will persevere in the hope it gets better - shame as good characters and general storylines too.
  • Jan 07, 2020
    Really disappointing after the first season. Just awful action scenes, like out of Rambo- a handful of Americans fearlessly taking on a much larger force, Americans never miss, the bad guys run right into the fire every time. The final scene has Jack Ryan attacking a presidential palace with 5 guys, and of course punching out the bad guy president. Just ridiculous.
  • Jan 05, 2020
    Unrealistic shoot outs, heavy America propaganda, a complete misunderstanding of Venezuela politics. Waste of time

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