"It’s an entertaining watch, but owing more to the sheer craft of the people making it than to anything particularly compelling about Ryan himself," says Alan Sepinwall of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan on Amazon. "Competent storytelling isn’t something that should need praising for a TV show in 2018, yet Jack Ryan ... stands in striking contrast to so many sluggishly-paced, poorly-lit streaming drama wallows of recent vintage. It moves briskly and offers up at least one big action set piece per episode — though nothing as impressive as in the Ryan films, nor even TV shows like Strike Back or Daredevil. The production makes good use of international locations and the writers put in the necessary effort to make terrorist big bad Suleiman (Ali Suliman) a human being with recognizable motivations. It’s familiar but never dull."