Patriot Games
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In Patriot Games, Harrison Ford plays former CIA agent Jack Ryan, taking over from Alec Baldwin, who had played author Tom Clancy's brainy protagonist in Hunt for Red October. This time around, Ryan foils an attempted assassination, thereby incurring the wrath of a maniacal Irish radical (Sean Bean). After seemingly neutralizing the villains, and deciding to celebrate the occasion with his wife (Anne Archer) and daughter (Thora Birch), everything appears to be back to normal; then all hell breaks loose. Author Tom Clancy himself bemoaned the liberties taken with his novel in the final… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

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"The movie kills most of the fun by watering down Clancy."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"I expected this one to be a little more cerebral and without the Indiana Jones ending."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Although it simplifies global conflict to make a swift impression, the intrigue maintains a pop and the inner fires still burn bright. Baldwin is missed, yet Ford finds his place in the franchise quickly and efficiently."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"Not bad. Pretty intense ending."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Great Tom Clancy adaptation"
‑ Kevin Fiddler, Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
"Director Phillip Noyce, who made the gripping thriller Dead Calm, has earned his directorial hack license here."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"It's Ford and Patriot Games that made Jack Ryan a top-notch action hero and not just a capable CIA nerd."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Ford gives one of his most commanding performances outside of a Lucas production, establishing an action formula Ford would repeat...[Blu-Ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"É sempre bom ver um filme de ação que se preocupa em desenvolver seus personagens."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Enjoyable thriller that has Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) going head to head with terrorists."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"The film holds too few surprises to sustain our interest. All too often, we're ahead of the game."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"As straightforward a spy thriller as you're likely to find, Patriot Games is a solid early '90s actioner which is elevated by the presence of Harrison Ford."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"The film's dominant motif is that of revenge. In a key scene, the wife tells her husband (Harrison Ford): You get him. I don't care what you have to do, just get him." From that point on, the film becomes the story of a nuclear family in imminent danger."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It ain't exactly saving the world, but Patriot Games's earnestness belies its ultimate simplicity and smallness."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"It moves along at a speedy clip, though it substitutes sadism for such niceties as wit and style."
‑ Stephen Farber, Movieline
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