Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is based on Tom Clancy's famous CIA agent protagonist, and includes a good bit of violence, from fast and clean shots (execution or sniper style) to more close-up drownings and stabbings and fights to the death or on moving vehicles. There's a little bit of romance -- mostly kissing and embracing in bed -- but mostly this is your typical violent (but not overly graphic) political thriller.
A few scenes of Jack and Cathy kissing and one of them talking and cuddling in bed (only bare shoulders are visible). Mentions of Cherevin's "weakness" for women.
Moderate body count: people are shot, stabbed, strangled, and drowned to death. Most of the dead are executed with a clean shot, others are killed in a more gruesome, intimate manner, like when Jack drowns a man in just a few inches of shower. A helicopter is shot down, but Jack, while injured, survives and keeps his two subordinates alive as well. Two men struggle in a moving van to kill each other and stop something terrible from happening. One plunges to his death.
Two uses of "f--k" or "f--king," as well as "bitch," "s--t," "Jesus H. Christ," "damn," and threatening language.
The positive message is that if you want to serve your country, there's more than just joining the military as an option -- but other ways of serving the country can be just as dangerous. Jack and Cathy's relationship proves that a couple can overcome even the most serious of obstacles to stay together.
Mostly technology and cars: Nokia phone, Range Rover, Mercedes, BMW, New York City's all-news channel NY1. The movies Sorry, Wrong Number and Rosemary's Baby are also shown briefly or referenced.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adults drink wine and vodka at dinner. Jack acts drunk, but he isn't.