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August 13, 2017
A fast-paced and overall enjoyable movie, though at times a bit difficult to follow. One little bit of dialogue changes the entire direction of the plot. And the dark submarine lighting, coupled with the theatrical trick of making the Russians speak in English (for the audience's benefit), makes it difficult to determine the ship where the current action is taking place (to the audience's detriment). You may have to pause the movie and talk through what's happening with other people. It's good enough that a second viewing to better navigate each plot twist would still be enjoyable.
½ August 3, 2017
An interesting and convoluted film that requires precise attention in order to fully follow. It has some good thrills and keeps you on the edge of your seat
July 23, 2017
It may lack the special effects at its time but this perhaps maybe one of Tom Clancy's best. Though it could use some more action scenes. Sean Connery was awesome and I can't help but compare Baldwin to Ford. Ford is far better but Baldwin is not that bad. After watching this, it hit me that Crimson Tide was partially base on this thriller.
July 10, 2017
4/5. Way more exciting than I would have expected a submarine thriller to be.
½ June 25, 2017
Story about a Russian submarine commander who wants to defect and take the sub he commands with him. McTiernan directed this after 'Die Hard' proving he wasn't just a flash in the pan. Very good director. One of my favorite spy movies. Such good acting. Connery. Glenn. O'Neil. Baldwin.
June 8, 2017
Tense, intriguing thriller that may seem too plodding for some but Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin make it very watchable indeed.
June 4, 2017
An interesting movie.
April 26, 2017
One of my top 10 favorite movies. Excellent plot, excellent acting with an all star class of actors. An absolute must see!
April 20, 2017
Entertaining but fairly cheesy, especially the CGI and other effects.
March 5, 2017
Top-notch political thriller; outstanding cast.
February 12, 2017
the best jack ryan film its a shame alec baldwin didnt get to make this charector his own
January 8, 2017
As nearly perfect as a thriller can get. Sean Connery is a fine cast for the Soviet submarine commander. Without too many spoilers, I can say that the film does not end in World War III.
½ December 25, 2016
Very good action-suspenser film version of the Tom Clancy novel with a fine cast. On Blu-Ray.
½ November 28, 2016
Follows the book very well. Maybe even better than the book itself.
November 28, 2016
Not bad action thriller based on Tom Clancy novel. Sean Connery is a famous Russian Admiral in command of the latest stealth submarine Red October. He kill a political adviser on board, burn the orders and on course to American waters hoping to defect. He send a letter to the Admiral of Soviet and they are sending their submarines to hunt Red October down. In USA, intel photo caught image of the submarine and they have no idea what a door is. Alec Baldwin is ask by James Earl Jones to investigate. Soon he found out it is a new technology to travel high speed but silence the current and engine therefore stealth. In the meeting with chief of staffs and secretary of defense Richard Jordan, Alec brief that Sean might want to defect. He is send to find out if Sean want to start a war or defect. The Soviet ambassador Joss Ackland tell Richard they are sending their fleet to find Red October for rescue mission because on board there are many descendants of VIP. They don't need America help for now. In an America sub captain by Scott Glenn, sonar man Courtney B. Vance catch a bit of sound by Red October until it goes stealth. He keep listening and filter and finally think the sound produce seem like magma movement but is actually a submarine. Alec manage to get on board the submarine just when they caught up Red October. Sean decision is not going well with some of the crew but deputy Sam Neill stood by his decision command. Joss now update Richard that the Soviet submarines are gonna hunt down Red October because Sean want to attack USA and want their help to shoot it down too. Alec tell Scott the sub is defecting and now they receive orders to hunt it down before he strikes. The nuclear reactor in Sean sub fail and they are force to go up surface. Scott do the same and establish contact which Sean didn't give specific reply. They dive down again to reach a location as ask by Scott. The nuclear leak in the sub and Sean command the evacuation of the crew while he and few others continue the journey. Scott and Alec go on board the submarine. James in command of another ship pretend to launch a torpedo attack on Red October and detonate before it hit. To let the Soviet crew think it got hit. Then a Russian submarine attack Red October. And the crew member that sabotage a few things in the sub shot dead Sam. Sean and Alec go after him and the former is injured. Alec shot him dead. The clever admiral manage to escape the torpedo attack and make it impact the attacking sub. So Alec was right that Sean want to defect to USA. And they evaded a war. Joss tell Richard they have another submarine missing (the one that attack Red October). Sean and Alec talk about fishing while on top submarine.
½ October 27, 2016
Much better than Red Dawn.
October 14, 2016
Saw this on 14/10/16
A predictable submarine film with a lethargic pacing and no thrills to boost itself. The VFX is ok, but it did not stand the test of time. If anything saves it, then its the cast.
½ August 2, 2016
not the best sub movie but a good one.
August 2, 2016
Sean Connery plays a Russian, and Alec Baldwin plays an intelligence agent in a movie that actually implies some government officials are capable of thought. The movie is the only one of the Jack Ryan movies that I feel really captures the intellect over the action aspect of the character.
July 23, 2016
John McTiernan's best film.
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