The Hunt for Red October
The Hunt for Red October (1990)

The first of several films based on Tom Clancy's "Jack Ryan" technothrillers, Hunt for Red October stars Alec Baldwin as eccentric CIA analyst Ryan and Sean Connery as Soviet submarine commander Marko Ramius. Ramius sets the… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 1, 1998
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A skillful, efficient film.

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Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media

Book-based Cold War submarine drama is tense and thrilling.

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Rory L. Aronsky
Screen It!

It is a thriller in some sequences, action in others, but it depends on personal taste, how many thrills you believe a movie should have in order to be considered a thriller

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

A leviathan bore, big, clunky and ponderously overplotted.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the most delectably taut, racing thrillers of its generation.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

As for the film's suspense credentials, you know it's time to get tense when James Earl Jones intones, 'Mother of God.' [Blu-Ray]

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A Reagan youth's wet dream of underwater ballistics and East-West conflict.

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Emanuel Levy

The first Jack Ryan thriller adventure is a supremely mounted film, well acted by Alec Baldwin and Sean Connery, and vastly enjoyable.

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Widgett Walls

The Soviet captain has a brogue. I'm okay with it. Sue me.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
It bogs down in the technical stuff in its second half, but it's still a competent Cold War classic from the director of Die Hard, (who also directed duds… More
Alex roy
Based on Tom Clancy's debut novel, The Hunt For Red October. This film is about a new type of Russian typhoon class submarine, being chased across the seas… More
Christian C
A thrilling action movie, adequately cast.
David Ladd
"The Hunt for Red October" is the first of three fine submarine thrillers from the 1990s and early 2000s, the others being "Crimson Tide"… More
Melvin White
Captain Ramius: You're afraid of our fleet. Well, you should be. Personally, I'd give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?  "Invisible.… More
xGary Xx
When a soviet captain commanding a first strike nuclear submarine decides to defect, CIA analyst Jack Ryan is sent in to prevent catastrophe at the hands of the… More

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