TOM CLANCY’S WITHOUT REMORSE (2021) Reviews of action thriller

 

Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse is a 2021 American action thriller about a Navy SEAL who goes on a path to avenge his wife’s murder only to find himself inside of a larger conspiracy. Originally known as Without Remorse

Directed by Stefano Sollima from a screenplay co-written by Taylor Sheridan and Will Staples, based on the 1993 novel by Tom Clancy, the movie stars Michael B. Jordan, Jodie Turner-Smith, Jamie Bell and Guy Pearce.

Plot:

When a squad of Russian soldiers kills his family in retaliation for his role in a top-secret op, Sr. Chief John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) pursues the assassins at all costs. Joining forces with a fellow SEAL (Jodie Turner-Smith) and a shadowy CIA agent (Jamie Bell), Kelly’s mission unwittingly exposes a covert plot that threatens to engulf the U.S. and Russia in an all-out war.

Torn between personal honour and loyalty to his country, Kelly must fight his enemies without remorse if he hopes to avert disaster and reveal the powerful figures behind the conspiracy…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

” …even if the government betrayal nonsense is run-of-the-mill, Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse does come with a few pearls of basic wisdom against reckless abandon in the name of vengeance. Plus, Michael B. Jordan kicks so much ass while having a blast doing so, it’s all infectious fun.” Flickering Myth

“Sollima’s muscular direction at its best echoes the hard-edged efficiency of vintage Tony Scott, aided by Philippe Rousselot’s dynamic widescreen camerawork, often in tight spaces. The fight sequences never make the mistake of making the physical clashes look too slick and easy; the immersive action is more punishing than heroic.” The Hollywood Reporter

Without Remorse could be confused for a TV pilot, not just in its origin story but in its apparent lack of a budget. It takes place in a curiously depopulated world with scenes that are all too obviously backlot bound. It’s difficult to imagine audiences clamouring for the further adventures of John Kelly/Clark…” The Movie Waffler

Release date:

Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse is released on Amazon Prime on April 30th 2021.

Cast and characters:

Michael B. Jordan … John Kelly
Jodie Turner-Smith … Karen Greer
Jamie Bell … Robert Ritter
Guy Pearce … Secretary Clay
Lauren London … Pam Kelly
Jacob Scipio … Hatchet
Todd Lasance … Dallas
Jack Kesy … Thunder
Lucy Russell … CIA Director Dillard
Cam Gigandet … Keith Webb
Luke Mitchell … Rowdy King
Artjom Gilz … Artem
Brett Gelman … Viktor Rykov
Merab Ninidze … Andre Vaseliev
Alexander Mercury … Oleksiy
Colman Domingo … Pastor West
Rae Lim … First Sergeant Tran
Sumi Somaskanda … Kelly’s House Reporter
Zoe Günther … Pentagon Staff / Whisperer
Jill Holwerda … Doctor

Filming locations:

Studio Babelsberg, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany (studio)
Washington, District of Columbia
Santa Clarita, California

Fun facts:

Tom Clancy sold the rights to his novel ‘Without Remorse’ to Savoy Pictures in 1993 for a reported $2.5 million soon after it was published. Ironically, after years of being in development hell, this movie plot has little to do with the novel’s plot.

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