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Patriot Games Reviews

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media
May 27, 2014
Spy thriller mixes nonstop violence with pro-family message.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 18, 2014
It's Ford and Patriot Games that made Jack Ryan a top-notch action hero and not just a capable CIA nerd.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brian Orndorf
June 4, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 6, 2008
Ford gives one of his most commanding performances outside of a Lucas production, establishing an action formula Ford would repeat...[Blu-Ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
October 7, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
April 9, 2004
Not bad. Pretty intense ending.
| Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 9, 2004
É sempre bom ver um filme de ação que se preocupa em desenvolver seus personagens.
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
April 29, 2003
It ain't exactly saving the world, but Patriot Games's earnestness belies its ultimate simplicity and smallness.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
February 19, 2003
Great Tom Clancy adaptation
| Original Score: 4/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 10, 2003
Enjoyable thriller that has Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) going head to head with terrorists.
| Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Farber
March 4, 2002
It moves along at a speedy clip, though it substitutes sadism for such niceties as wit and style.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
The movie kills most of the fun by watering down Clancy.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I expected this one to be a little more cerebral and without the Indiana Jones ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The film holds too few surprises to sustain our interest. All too often, we're ahead of the game.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Director Phillip Noyce, who made the gripping thriller Dead Calm, has earned his directorial hack license here.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
An enjoyable, tense and sometimes stylish action film, but lacks the depth of characterization and technical proficiency that made Hunt a superior work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
Susan Granger
October 2, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
July 2, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
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