Patriot Games
Patriot Games (1992)

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,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 5, 1992
DVD Release Date: December 15, 1998
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

The movie kills most of the fun by watering down Clancy.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I expected this one to be a little more cerebral and without the Indiana Jones ending.

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Brian Orndorf

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.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Director Phillip Noyce, who made the gripping thriller Dead Calm, has earned his directorial hack license here.

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media

Spy thriller mixes nonstop violence with pro-family message.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Ford gives one of his most commanding performances outside of a Lucas production, establishing an action formula Ford would repeat...[Blu-Ray]

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

The film holds too few surprises to sustain our interest. All too often, we're ahead of the game.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It's Ford and Patriot Games that made Jack Ryan a top-notch action hero and not just a capable CIA nerd.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Of all the Tom Clancy adaptations, Patriot Games has got to be one of my personal favorites. The films story, for me has to be the best idea that Clancy had… More
Julie B
I thought I had seen this. But I hadn't. But now I have. How do I feel about that? Pretty neutral. I still think Alec Baldwin was the best Jack Ryan. I… More
Jens S.
Harrison Ford's first Jack Ryan movie is a convincing action thriller. While some parts feel a bit simplified, probably even more so when compared to the… More
Conner Rainwater
A great political thriller, with a priceless performance by Harrison Ford. The story is highly entertaining and enjoyable, it doesn't get too politically… More
Mike S
Having recently seen <i>Salt</i>, by director Phillip Noyce, I became curious to find out what other movies he's made. So I did what I always… More
Thomas Bowler
this is a gripping thriller, start to finish. harrison ford is great as usual and the storyline is fantastic