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Clear and Present Danger Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 21, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
August 9, 2012
Ford's second and final appearance as Jack Ryan is a sprawling thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
June 23, 2012
Well crafted if utterly conventional action thriller (third in Tom Clancy's series), whose best asset is Harrison Ford's star turn.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 6, 2010
None of it is uplifting or tells us something fresh, but it passes as easy viewing entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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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.

TV Guide
January 13, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
August 8, 2008
Narrative complexity and momentum make this a true cinematic equivalent of an absorbing page-turner.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 4, 2007
Passable entertainment
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Crum
April 23, 2007
High energy Harrison Ford in another installment of spy series.
| Original Score: 4/5
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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.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
June 3, 2005
Best of Ford's Jack Ryan movies: taut and tough.
| Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 8, 2004
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
A solid government thriller, but often hard to follow. Lots of talking, but a satisfying climax.
| Original Score: 3/5
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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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
April 29, 2003
Danger is just an overblown attempt to latch onto already-waning "Just Say No" sentiment in the U.S. (it was released in 1994). No dice.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Brant Bingamon
Austin Chronicle
March 11, 2003
There is enough intrigue to keep it interesting, and if it ever feels too slow, try counting the number of people who get betrayed. I lost count around betrayal number one billion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
Ford fits wonderfully into the Jack Ryan character.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
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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Lucy Mohl
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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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
For what it is, Clear and Present Danger is fun to sit through.
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