Kurt Loder Reviews Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and Big Bad Wolves


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A torture-porn comedy about a murderous child molester sounds like an appallingly bad idea. But, says Kurt Loder, the Israeli film Big Bad Wolves is disturbing in a complex way, and it doesn't exploit its hideous subject for sicko laughs (the humor is generally unrelated to the atrocities, and tucked in around the edges of the story). On the other hand, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a Bourne movie without the showpiece action scenes, the quirky characters, or the carefully layered narrative.