Director: Roger Donaldson. Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Will Patton. 108 min. Rated R. USA/UK. Action/Thriller.
After Jason Bourne and the blond James Bond redefined the territory, tight-action spy thrillers of the 80s/90s have become a thing of the past - a concept that neither the makers of the Jack Ryan prequel, nor Roger Donaldson (No Way Out, The Recruit) realize. So for example, when bad guys falls to their death in slow-motion here, it's laughable. Only Pierce Brosnan continues to wear the role of the old retired dark-haired James Bond well, as he did in Tailor of Panama, After the Sunset, and The Matador. Just not sure how much longer he can keep wearing it.