Clear and Present Danger Reviews

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
January 13, 2010
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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Todd McCarthy
Variety
August 8, 2008
Narrative complexity and momentum make this a true cinematic equivalent of an absorbing page-turner.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
For what it is, Clear and Present Danger is fun to sit through.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The film seems to have its pulse on some peculiarly modern varieties of madness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lucy Mohl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
[Noyce] dramatizes Tom Clancy's obsessively detailed plot in a straightforward fashion while staging spectacular showpieces of action.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
An absorbing, if overlong adaptation of Tom Clancy's bestseller.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The uneven flow is as likely to lead to a snoozing viewer as to one on the edge of their seat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Entertainment Weekly
August 3, 1994
Full Review | Original Score: C+