Tom Clancy's Without Remorse Film Adaptation 🎖️ Release Date, Cast, Plot, Review, Opinions

Tom Clancy's Without Remorse

Tom Clancy’s has been around for nearly three decades. Starting as a novel series, by Tom Clancy, Ubisoft was quick to acquire the rights to the name. What followed was a two-decade-old video game series.

Ever since the novel was created, back in 1993, a film had been in the talks. That film was released this year, under the name of Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, just like the novel.



Everything About Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse (2021)

Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021)
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Production, Release Date, and Reception

While the film was pitched back in 1993, it was announced 25 years later, in 2018. Many actors were approached to play the lead role, with names like Tom Hardy and Keanu Reeves rejecting this opportunity.

It was finally decided that Michael B. Jordan will be the protagonist of Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse. Taylor Sheridan was chosen as the writer. He was tasked with rewriting the entire script from the 90s.

Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse (2021) Trailer


It wasn’t until 2017 until we got more news about the film. That’s when Paramount Pictures announced Akiva Goldsman as the producer for Rainbow Six, another one of Tom Clancy’s novels.

A year after that, Michael B. Jordan was announced as the protagonist for Without Remorse and Rainbow Six. A few months after that, Stefano Sollima was announced as the director of the movie.

Filming began in October 2019, in Berlin. A year after that, on October 19, 2020, filming was completed in Los Angeles. The film was delayed once, before officially premiering on April 30, 2021.

The movie received average ratings. On Rotten Tomatoes, Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse received an average of 5.30/10, with 45% of reviews being positive. On Metacritic, the movie received 41/100.

A recurring comment by critics is that the movie is outdated.


Cast & Characters

  • Michael B. Jordan (John Kelly/Clark)
  • Jamie Bell (Robert Ritter)
  • Jodie Turner-Smith (Lieutenant Commander Karen Greer)
  • Lauren London (Pam Kelly)
  • Brett Gelman (Victor Rykov)
  • Jacob Scipio (Hatchet)
  • Jack Kesy (Thunder)
  • Colman Domingo (Pastor West)
  • Guy Pearce (Secretary of Defense Thomas Clay)
  • Todd Lasance (Dallas)
  • Cam Gigandet (Keith Webb)
  • Luke Mitchell (Rowdy King)
  • Lucy Russell (Sarah Dillard)
  • Merab Ninidze (Andre Vaseliev)


Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse revolves around Sr. Chief John Kelly. As an elite Navy SEAL, John tries to uncover a worldwide conspiracy, while trying to find who murdered his pregnant wife.

John joins forces with another Navy SEAL and a CIA agent. Throughout his operation, Kelly uncovers a plot that could lead the world to the Cold War era, leading to a war between Russia and the US.

Kelly needs to confront his foes without remorse, to find who’s behind this controversy and prevent the upcoming disaster.


Review and Opinions

Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse is not a bad movie. Despite its average reviews, the movie gives you a bang for your buck. And while the movie is certainly not something innovative, it builds on a great foundation, expanding it in numerous ways.

Sheridan did an amazing job re-writing the script, and Jordan uses all his charm and skill to be an amazing John Kelly.

Lindsey Bahr: “The good news is that “Without Remorse” is pretty great when it comes to the action, and there is a lot of it.”

Aramide Tinubu: “The film doesn’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to action thrillers. But where it does succeed is presenting a character that is entirely different from either Harrison Ford’s or John Krasinski’s Jack Ryan, which exist in the same Tom Clancy Universe.”