Clear and Present Danger
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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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

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"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."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"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."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"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."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"None of it is uplifting or tells us something fresh, but it passes as easy viewing entertainment."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"High energy Harrison Ford in another installment of spy series."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Narrative complexity and momentum make this a true cinematic equivalent of an absorbing page-turner."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"For what it is, Clear and Present Danger is fun to sit through."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Ford's second and final appearance as Jack Ryan is a sprawling thriller."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"It's a formula film with a typically dubious political message, but the storytelling is livelier and more engaging than previous adaptations of Clancy's turgid techno-thrillers."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Best of Ford's Jack Ryan movies: taut and tough."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"There's a glimmer of interest in the film's ideological contortions, but as a commercial action thriller this is inflated and sluggish."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"The film seems to have its pulse on some peculiarly modern varieties of madness."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Well crafted if utterly conventional action thriller (third in Tom Clancy's series), whose best asset is Harrison Ford's star turn."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Passable entertainment"
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Ainda que seja o exemplar mais irregular da série Jack Ryan, o filme se beneficia da vulnerabilidade (emocional, não física) com que Ford retrata o herói."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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