Director: Stefano Sollima
Writers: Taylor Sheridan, Will Staples, Tom Clancy
Staring: Michael B. Jordan, Jodie Turner-Smith, Jamie Bell, Guy Pearce
Streaming: Amazon Prime
Release Date: April 30, 2021

If you have seen any action movie, then you have seen Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse. A man goes on a revenge tour after his pregnant wife is killed but his singular mission is thrown into flux when he starts to unravel a political conspiracy.

The main draw to Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse is that Michael B. Jordan is in the lead role as John Kelly. Known for his broad shoulders in Creed (2015), Jordan brings his muscles and delivers a performance that is an elevated Jean-Claude Van Damme; a man who looks really good at being angry and acts like there is always a caged tiger waiting to pounce inside him.

Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse is predictable, but that is okay. Michael B. Jordan is good in the lead, and the tertiary characters of Karen Greer (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Robert Ritter (Jamie Bell) are enjoyable. Guy Pearce, who is having a month with the Mare Of East Town as well, plays Secretary Clay. All the characters fit into nice holes that the action movie standards open up. All plot twists follow the road rules and don’t steer off the road either.

It is hard to summarize a movie that is perfectly fine, but that is what Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse is. It appears that Amazon Prime is looking to reignite the Tom Clancy franchise with the post credit scene talking about the “Rainbow” program. Think there will be six members of it? Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse is not like Prime’s Jack Ryan, but it’s a poor man’s of the Harrison Ford Jack Ryan movies.

STANKO RATING: C+ (2.5/5 Stars)

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