“Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse” Review: Michael B. Jordan Gets in Action Movie-Franchise Mode

Michael B. Jordan in Without Remorse. Photo Courtesy: Amazon Studios

Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, which opens on Amazon Prime on April 30, 2021, is the latest offering in the everchanging calendar of movie postponements and late releases caused by COVID-19.

The action-thriller — starring Michael B. Jordan (Creed) in this origin story about author Tom Clancy’s character John Clark — was initially intended for an October 2020 release in theaters, but it was postponed by studio Paramount Pictures and finally sold to Amazon Prime for a streaming debut. The streamer also has the TV show Jack Ryan, starring John Krasinski and Wendell Pierce, which is based in the same universe. Plus, similarly action-packed titles The Old Guard, Extraction and Triple Frontier have proved solid performers for rival Netflix.

Without Remorse — directed by Italian filmmaker Stefano Sollima (Sicario: Day of the Soldado) and with a script by Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water) and Will Staples (The Right Stuff) — lacks the artistry and idiosyncrasy of other recent Amazon movies like the two-time Oscar-winner Sound of Metal or the Oscar-nominated One Night in Miami, but I’m willing to bet it’ll be watched by many more people.