Parents' Guide to

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Violent political thriller hits marks but lacks nuance.

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age 18+

Based on 37 parent reviews

age 18+


We started watching Season 1 normally...and then all of a sudden they show extreme nude scenes! Watching it with our whole family with a son who's 12 years old was just terrorizing. It was not even related to the story plot...And it was completely unnecessary. Moreover, I'm accepting my mistake of not checking the reviews and ratings. I am super disappointed and I'm not even gonna watch it again. Netflix...I didn't expect this at all. Y'all could have done better

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 16+
The amount of sex and r@pe in this show ruined it for me a bit. I mean you can sense the scenes coming so you can easily skip them, but I was watching it with my parents so I couldn't

This title has:

Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (37 ):
Kids say (20 ):

John Krasinski is egregiously miscast as Jack Ryan, a relatively well-known character who's been played by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck -- actors who are believable in both the analyst and action hero sides of the character. Krasinski is, of course, best known for playing Jim Halpert on the American version of The Office, famous for mugging to the camera when his boss or co-workers say and do outlandish things. He brings an almost identical emotional palate to the character of Jack Ryan -- so much so that, after, say, wrestling an assault rifle away from a terrorist and threatening to blow him up with a grenade, it feels as if he's going to look directly out from the TV and crumple his face like a sad puppy. The show itself plays out as a relatively safe political thriller -- no jaw-dropping twists or unique insight into counterterrorism -- so without a believable and compelling hero at the center of the story, the whole thing is pretty dry. However, for fans of this genre who can deal with the weird casting, it's a tolerable entry into the Jack Ryan world.

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