Tom Clancy's Without Remorse [Movie Review]

Tom Clancy's Without Remorse [Movie Review] | As I love reading thriller and spy novels, Tom Clancy's novels are among my go to novels.

Naturally, I have to see the movie as I have read the novel. With no expectation of course as my mind works wondrously when I read the novel, which cannot be matched by the movie. Hahaha. If only our imagination could be translated into real life - wouldn't that be something?


Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Trivia
  • Starring: MIchael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Lauren London, Brett Gelman, Jacob Scipio, Jack Kesy, Colman Domingo, Guy Pearce
  • Directed by: Stefano Sollima
  • Produced by: Akiva Goldsman, MIchael B. Jordan, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec
  • Production companies: Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, Weed Road Pictures, Outlier Society, New Republic Pictures, Midnight Radio Productions
  • Distributed by: Amazon Studios
  • Release date: April 30, 2021
  • Running time: 109 minutes
  • Rating: R (for violence)
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Tomatometer: 44%
  • Metascore: 41%
  • IMDb: 5.8/10
  • The film had been in development since the novel was published in 1993 with various actors, including Keanu Reeves and Tom Hardy. 
  • Other than a few character names, this movie has nothing else from the novel. It is a completely different story and plot.

Without Remorse Tom Clancy, Action, Thriller, War, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

During a rescue mission of a CIA operative, US Navy Seal John Kelly realised that the captor are actually Russian military and not pro-Assad group as suspected. The mission was a success and the captors are killed. 

Months later, retaliating to the killing of their members earlier, the rescue team members were killed one by one by Russian operatives on American soil. Almost all of the operatives were killed by John when they broke into his house. He kills all except one of the attackers before being rushed to the hospital with near-fatal wounds. His wife was murdered during the break in. 

Meanwhile, John's team leader. Lt. Commander Karen meets with CIA officer and Secretary of Defense discussing how the Russian operatives discovered the identities of the SEALs'. Not wanting to be involved in starting a new cold war between the two countries, the CIA opts not to be involved in discussing further action, leaving Lt. Commander Karen and Secretary of Defense plotting the potential retaliation measures on their own.

Without Remorse Tom Clancy, Action, Thriller, War, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle
Without Remorse Tom Clancy, Action, Thriller, War, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

Determined to avenger his wife, John tracks down the Russian diplomat  who issued the passports to the operatives and forces him to give up a name before killing him. He was captured and sent to prison, before successfully bargains his way out by sharing the information about the escaped operative, Victor that he injured during the house break in.

Karen assembles a group that includes John and flies to Russia. Their plane was attacked en route. The group survived the attack and went straight to their meeting place where John blames Ritter, the CIA officer that wanted nothing to do with the mission at the first place as the source of the leaks and causes the airplane attack. He leads them to Victor who is actually a deep cover CIA asset. Victor detonates his suicide vest and manages to pin down the team on site. The team realises that the mission was a set up to have American soldiers on Russian soil to start a war. 

John volunteers to cover the team's escape as he is a convicted murder and his death could be denied, and thus denies the potential war. 

Will his action divert the potential war? Who orchestrates the whole thing, if there's any?

Without Remorse Tom Clancy, Action, Thriller, War, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle


Plot: 4.3/ 5.0 As mentioned in the trivia, the movie has nothing to do with the novel thus it was nothing as my expectation.  In my imagination and referring to the plot in the novel, the movie was way grandeur. Hehehe

The plot is predictable and the movie was luke warm - I would say. 

Was it a great movie? No.

Was it bad though? No.

Cast: 4.4/ 5.0 A great assembly of beautiful actors here.  

Will I watch it again: Not in a very near future.  

The pictures are taken from multiple sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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  1. saya dah tonton movie ni... memang puas hati jugaklah..

  2. oh thanks for your great review. I shall give this a pass first and catch it when I really have free time

  3. Filem camni mesti kita dah tau apa akan jadi. Cuma, jalan cerita dan pelakon berbeza dengan motif niat agar menjadi pengajaran kepada kehidupan kita semua. Suka filem polis-polis canni. Hehe


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