Clear and Present Danger
Clear and Present Danger (1994)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 20, 1998
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

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.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

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.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Having figured out how to make a Jack Ryan action thriller with Patriot Games, the same cluster of filmmakers got to do it again... managing to improve virtually across the board.

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

Narrative complexity and momentum make this a true cinematic equivalent of an absorbing page-turner.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

For what it is, Clear and Present Danger is fun to sit through.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Ford's second and final appearance as Jack Ryan is a sprawling thriller.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

There's a glimmer of interest in the film's ideological contortions, but as a commercial action thriller this is inflated and sluggish.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The film seems to have its pulse on some peculiarly modern varieties of madness.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Well crafted if utterly conventional action thriller (third in Tom Clancy's series), whose best asset is Harrison Ford's star turn.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
When I was in my teens, I thoroughly enjoyed Tom Clancy. Clancy has always bgeen a master of Techno Thriller, aside from his last years before retiring. Clear… More
Conner Rainwater
I think this was even a step up from Patriot Games, increasing the narrative and scope. It has a great performance from Harrison Ford and Willem Dafoe was a… More
Sophie Burgess
This sounded really really good however I just found it confusing, way too fast moving and about a zillion characters. I haven't watched the first one… More
Anthony Lawrie
Not a bad sequel, just as good as the first!
Al S
An explosive edge of your seat action-packed thriller. A smart, frequently exciting and electrifying film that loaded with heart-pounding action and riveting… More
Chris Weber
Fairly decent, and pretty entertaining. Not without flaws though. I enjoyed both the political stuff and the action stuff, but things seem very muddled, and the… More

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