Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse has one redeeming feature and it’s Michael B. Jordan. He’s the only reason I wanted to watch this movie and the almost confirmed sequel.
Thing is, despite a commanding performance from Michael B. Jordan, the movie fails to escape its outdated and recycled patriotic tropes. In addition, the movie feels like a forced franchise. It doesn’t feel smooth.
Michael B. Jordan plays John Clark, a Navy SEAL that goes on a path to avenge his wife’s murder only to find himself inside of a larger conspiracy. Sounds familiar? Because it is.
Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse answers the question of “What if TAKEN and John Wick” where the same movie? And to be honest, that’s not a good question to ask when the viewer has an abundance of movies and series to watch coming from every direction. I get that Amazon is trying to setup an action movie franchise of its own (that’s very clear from the credits scenes), but I’m not sure that it should be this one.
On the other hand, and I’m saying it again, Jordan easily dethrones Tom Cruise as the King of Stunts and action sequences even when the movie itself is light on it. When it’s time for action scenes, it’s serious business! From the prison fight scene (hello Sizzled shirtless Jordan) to the rooftop scene, Michael B. Jordan goes for Olympic gold in tactical swimming and action scenes in this convoluted and politically uninspired revenge thriller.
Should you watch it?
Frankly, Michael B. Jordan lends his intensity and credibility to a film that does not entirely deserve them. Action scenes are very well-directed but that’s it. It’s another action movie that could have been twenty minutes shorter.
Where can I watch it?
You can stream Without Remorse exclusively on Prime Video.