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This is the third film based on Tom Clancy's high-tech espionage potboilers starring CIA deputy director Jack Ryan. Harrison Ford, returning to the Ryan role after his first go-round in 1992's Patriot Games, is assigned to a delicate anti-drug investigation after a close friend of the President (a Reaganesque Donald Moffat) is murdered by a Colombian drug cartel. When Ryan discovers that the President's wealthy friend was in league with the cartel, the President's devious national security adviser (Harris Yulin) and an ambitious CIA deputy director (Henry Czerny) send a secret paramilitary force into Colombia to wipe out the drug lords. The force is captured and then abandoned by the President's lackeys. It falls to Ryan to enter Colombia and rescue them, aided only by a renegade operative named Clark (Willem Dafoe), with both his life and career on the line.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 39
- Fresh: 32
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: In a film that opens with the sight of a waving American flag, subtlety may not be foremost on anyone's mind. But Mr. Ford's wary intelligence does wonders for a potentially one-dimensional character.
Fresh: This is the third movie with Jack as its hero, so he is a known quantity -- a humanist spook with an overdeveloped moral sense -- but Ford, playing the part for the second time, knows how to keep his earnestness fresh.
Fresh: Narrative complexity and momentum make this a true cinematic equivalent of an absorbing page-turner.
Rotten: The uneven flow is as likely to lead to a snoozing viewer as to one on the edge of their seat.
Still not sure how the President is considered "Reaganesque" thought. Try keeping your biases out of Plot Summaries, ok, iTunes?
This Movie is Amazing
The Action in this movie is intense. Harrison Ford always stars in very good movies. This is another one to add to his series of good thrillers. Overall this movie is a must see. Harrison Ford never has let me down in any of his movies. Even at an older age he still is a great hero in his movies. Be ready for the new Indiana Jones Movie coming to the series.
above mediocre in the series
Not a bad movie for the series, but not the best. I don't know who writes the summaries for these, but they must be liberal democrats. The president (Daniel Moffat) is certainly not a "regeanisque" president, not even close. Reagan was a man of integrity, very much unlike this man.
- Genre: Thriller
- Released: 1994
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