Patriot Games Reviews

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February 9, 2018
Much of Patriot Games is routine: good guys and bad guys running around with heavy artillery. But at its best moments, Noyce and Ford snap the genre back to life.
September 7, 2011
October 30, 2008
While Ford is a solid blend of thought and action in his James Bondish role, and his need to protect his family gives the film some gripping moments, the film's moral viewpoint is strictly neanderthal.
May 12, 2001
The movie kills most of the fun by watering down Clancy.
January 1, 2000
I expected this one to be a little more cerebral and without the Indiana Jones ending.
January 1, 2000
Director Phillip Noyce, who made the gripping thriller Dead Calm, has earned his directorial hack license here.
September 17, 2018
manages the action with verve and efficiency while also giving the film a more nuanced emotional sensibility, emphasizing Ryan as a father who above all wants to protect his family, not save the world
July 25, 2018
The film is too fancy and not sufficiently harsh.
January 4, 2018
Patriot Games is a good laugh, and a good look at Harrison Ford, and any connection with political truth, or with the real layout of London, is entirely coincidental.
November 15, 2017
It flounders from one absurdity to another, with results that are hilarious when they aren't insulting. There is as much political realism in the film as there is in Naked Gun 2 1/2, except that in Patriot Games it matters.
May 27, 2014
Spy thriller mixes nonstop violence with pro-family message.
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.
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.
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]
July 24, 2008
March 1, 2008
October 2, 2007
November 6, 2006
A compelling, intelligent thriller, one that adeptly showcases a hero whose grim determination is matched only by his cool competency.
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.
July 2, 2006
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