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Harrison Ford stars as Jack Ryan in this explosive thriller based on Tom Clancy's international best-seller. His days as an intelligence agent behind him, former CIA analyst Jack Ryan has traveled to London to vacation with his wife (Anne Archer, Fatal Attraction) and child (Thora Birch, All I Want For Christmas). Meeting his family outside of Buckingham Palace, Ryan is caught in the middle of a terrorist attack on Lord Holmes (James Fox, The Russian House), a member of the Royal Family. Ryan helps to thwart Holmes' assailants and becomes a local hero. But Ryan's courageous act marks him as a target in the sights of the terrorist (Sean Bean, Stormy Monday) whose brother he killed. Now Ryan must return to action for the most vital assignment of his life: to save his family. Costarring James Earl Jones (The Hunt For Red October).
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 32
- Fresh: 24
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 6.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The movie kills most of the fun by watering down Clancy.
Makes you wonder.....
...not about the purported iTunes bias (doesn't seem to be any on the surface) but the motives of those upset with iTunes for the supposed bashing in the plot summary. What is so bashing about "explosive thriller" etc, etc. ??? Was the the write-up not filled enough with praise for the film that it qualifies as "bashing" ?? Makes no sense. The summary doesn't even go so far as to take a political bent (as in ...siding with the IRA for example) The whole thing smacks of folks writing bogus product reviews for amazon. Either that or these folks are just immature and stupid. Regardless, it's a good flick ...about Clancy's least technical and most humanistic thrillers.
i think this movie is great! there is action just when you need it, and details where there should be. i also think that harrison ford is an AMAZING actor, i love all of his thriller movies! (if you like this movie, you would also like the fugetive, starring tommy lee jones and harrison ford)
What's up with the plot summary?
Hey iTunes...what's the deal with the slant in the plot summary? I'm sure if I wanted an editorial, I would have just skipped to the comment section. Is there some reason you hate this movie? Are you just another repressed Alec Baldwin fan? I think this film is great, and isn't that far off the script from the book. If you are looking for a Clancy film that really departs from the book storyline, why not slam "The Sum of All Fears" instead?