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Patriot Games

HD   R Closed Captioning

Phillip Noyce

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About the Movie

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).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 35
  • Fresh: 26
  • Rotten: 9
  • Average Rating: 6.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The movie kills most of the fun by watering down Clancy. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Fresh: Much of Patriot Games is routine: good guys and bad guys running around with heavy artillery. But at its best moments, Noyce and Ford snap the genre back to life. – David Ansen, Newsweek, Feb 8, 2018

Fresh: Patriot Games is a good laugh, and a good look at Harrison Ford, and any connection with political truth, or with the real layout of London, is entirely coincidental. – Anthony Lane, Independent (UK), Jan 3, 2018

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Customer Reviews

Great Movie!!!

Great Movie! Worth the download and for keeps!!!!

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?

Harrison rocks...

Nice review iTunes. That's a brilliant way to sell a movie. While the plot to attack Ryan's seaside home is farfetched, the movie is fun and intense. After all, it is a work of fiction. What's more unbelievable is Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan in The Sum of All Fears. Gimme a break man.