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May 20, 2017
Entertaining and well made. An unusual adversary in the IRA, but compelling nonetheless.
½ March 5, 2017
A great political thriller, with a great performance by Harrison Ford. The last third of the movie falls into the trap of generic 80s revenge movies.
February 12, 2017
one of the best jack ryan adaptations
½ September 8, 2016
Solid and still enjoyable. Lots of action and a decent message make it fun to watch.
August 27, 2016
A very good action/spy adventure, it would have been better save for its heavy-handed ending.
August 13, 2016
One of the many Harrison Ford thrillers during the late 80s and 90s. Starting off pretty good with pure extremists terror and with both balls and guts. At the time (92) uprising actor Sean Bean giving it all into taking down Ford. Changing his actually strong ideological standpoint and turning it in to a political vendetta. The last 30 minutes the movie itself, loses all credibility with a very monstreous action kamikaze ending.
July 28, 2016
It has an interesting story, good acting from all involved, and some great action. Harrison Ford really is great as Jack Ryan. It's a typical Ford film, and that basically means it's brilliant.
June 3, 2016
good actioner & another lost review!!!!!
May 3, 2016
Patriot Games (1992) ???
Slam-bang action entertainment has Harrison Ford forced to protect his family from renegade faction after he stopped an IRA assassination. Lost of interesting plot turns and dilemmas. Ford is fine in action-packed, very exciting action movie which only falters at the final chase scene, that seems more appropriate to Indiana Jones. Second of the "Jack Ryan" series by Tom Clancy.
April 9, 2016
It's more of a political drama/thriller than an action movie which, given the marketing, will be disappointing for some people but with an awesome cast and a pretty intense third act, it delivers.

February 29, 2016
I feel like the movie, Patriot Games, directed by Phillip Noyce was a good movie. If I were to rate the movie out of five, I would give the movie a four out of five. The movie did a good job following the book, but they left out some big parts and other small parts of the book.
The beginning of the movie had some action because Ryan got in a gunfight with the IRA terrorists who were trying to assassinate the Royal family. Then after the assassination attempt was stopped by Ryan, the movie slowed down. They had Ryan in the hospital, then sent home to Maryland, and then continuing to live his life until he gets the news that the captured IRA terrorist got out of police custody. After Ryan got the news, the suspension was building up.
You watched Sean Miller plot his revenge on Ryan and his family for killing his younger brother. Sean had some of his people try to kill Ryan outside of his work while Sean went after Ryan's wife and daughter. Since Ryan killed Miller's brother, he would kill Ryan's wife and daughter. After Miller tried to kill Ryan's wife and daughter the suspense kept on building. As the movie went on, you started to think when would Miller try to kill Ryan.
Then at the end of the movie, it took place at Ryan's house. Miller and his people went to kill Ryan. Ryan and his people were looking through his house, but because Ryan was apart of the Marines he knew how to evade an enemy. Ryan's wife and daughter were upstairs hiding because one of Miller's people was on there way up. When the IRA member got closer to where Ryan's wife and daughter was, you started to think if something was going to happen to them, but they are main character so you knew nothing was going to happen to them. Ryan and family evaded the IRA members and ran away from the house. Ryan and his family ran to the boats they own and Ryan decided that he would make Miller think they all went on the boats. You knew in this ending scene that one of them is going to live or both of them will die.
Miller's people thought their mission was the Prince of Wales who was visiting Ryan, but Miller's mission was to kill Ryan. Miller and his people saw that Ryan was the only one on the boat so the IRA members told Miller that their mission was to get the Prince, but they ended getting killed because they tried to tell Miller to turn the boat around. You didn't expect that Miller would kill his own people. It was a jaw dropping moment. Miller kept going with the mission. Miller caught up with Ryan and jumped on his boat. They started to fight it out on a moving boat on the ocean during a storm. The adrenaline was rushing watching and waiting to see what happens. In the end, Ryan ends of pushing Miller into an anchor and killing him.
Like I said in the intro, the movie did a good job following the book, but left out some big parts of the book. In the book, while Ryan was in the hospital, the doctor said that Ryan had nerve damage in his shoulder and might not be able to use his arm. In the movie, they had Ryan in the hospital for a few days then sent him home. In the movie, after Ryan gets back home asks Ryan if he wants to work at the CIA again as an analyst, but Ryan says no until his wife and daughter are sent to the hospital after being attacked. In the book, Ryan is asked to work again at the CIA and Ryan decided to work there part-time. Then in the book, after Ryan's wife and daughter are attacked and are sent to the hospital, Ryan is surprised to see his father-in-law there because they haven't spoken for three years. In the movie, Ryan's father-in-law was never there. A smaller part that was in the book, but not in the movie is that Miller was helped by an African-American terrorist organization.
Then at the ending of the book, the Prince and Princess of Wales came to visit and have dinner with the Ryan's. Then Robby and Sissy Jackson came over too. They got the news that there were shootings near by. In the movie, only the Prince of Wales went to the Ryan's, but both Robby and Sissy Jackson went too. Then there was no shootings in the area too. In the final part of the movie, Miller and his IRA members broke into Ryan's home to kill Ryan and take the Prince of Wales. Ryan, his family, the Prince, and the Jackson's escaped the house and ended up leading Miller to the boats. Ryan took one of the boats to let the others escape. Miller and his IRA members took the other boat and chased Ryan. Miller and his people realized that the others weren't with Ryan. They tried to turn the boat around, but ended up getting killed because they would of stopped Miller's mission. Miller caught up with Ryan and jumped into his boat. Ryan and Miller started to fight.
At the end of the fight, Ryan killed Miller by pushing him into an anchor. Ryan saw that they were about to crash into a rock so he jumped off. The FBI hostage rescue team was looking for the boat, but didn't have any luck until they saw the explosion from boat. In the book, the Prince pilots the boat and heads to Annapolis Naval Academy where military personnel help.
This movie did a good job following the book, but left out some big parts. It got stale at some parts of the movie, but it was pretty good overall. Like I said, I would give it a four out of five. The actors and actresses were good, but they probably could've found some other actors or actresses.
½ February 25, 2016
La segunda encarnación de Ryan no es tan fantástica como la primera, o lo que sería la tercera. Quizás mi problema con esta película está demasiado centrada en Ryan y en su familia, por lo que la trama es menos épica. Personalmente disfruto más cuando la situación es tan grande que parece que va a desbordar a Ryan, ya que así nos podemos identificar mucho más con él.

Aun así, desde el punto de vista fílmico, es una película fantásticamente realizada, y su tramo final es muy trepidante y está fantásticamente rodado.
December 25, 2015
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Steve Grady
Super Reviewer
December 23, 2015
"Patriot Games" is a superb action film of 1992. The plot to "Patriot Games" is about a man named "Jack Ryan" portrayed by "Harrison Ford" who stops a local act of terrorism only metres away from his wife and daughter, later "Jack" kills one of the terrorists. A terrorist named "Sean Miller" portrayed by "Sean Bean" swears to get revenge on "Jack Ryan's" family. And "Jack Ryan" must do everything he can to protect his loved ones. The opening to this movie shows "Jack Ryan" being a typical family man. The scene is good and shows how the audience should realise how "Jack" is a good person. The middle of the movie is quite intense; some scenes could've been better. The movie's climax is good, the setting feels real but the setting could've been changed. The ending to this movie was dumb it basically said "Screw You" to the audience. The plot to the movie is great, the movie feels real and is exciting. The acting in this movie is superb, "Harrison Ford" is an incredible actor and in "Patriot Games" he does a stunning job. "Sean Bean" is another stunning actor in "Patriot Games". The music in this movie is suspenseful and thrilling at the right moments. "James Horner" who composed the music for "Patriot Games" did a splendid job at creating suspense and thrill. "Patriot Games" is filmed very well; the action scenes are filmed well but could've been shot better. Back in 1992 C.G.I. was a newly introduced topic and most movies used this new concept, the special effects in this movie are terrific; there are no scenes that C.G.I. is present. "Phillip Noyce" did a splendid job at using special effects. If you are a person who enjoys "Tom Clancy's" stories then I recommend you watch "Patriot Games" as it has superb acting, thrilling music and great visuals. Although the movie is not perfect it has some issues, which are shots being done better, and a much better ending. I give 1992's "Patriot Games" an 8/10.
December 13, 2015
Patriot Games is a strong entry into the Jack Ryan trilogy and an absorbing story of an agent getting revenge for the people who went after his family.
½ October 25, 2015
Entertaining action-suspense political thriller. The ending ride got a bit ridiculous, but otherwise worth putting near the top of your Tom Clancy adaptations list.
October 21, 2015
Just realized this is the prequel to Clear and Present Danger.
½ September 28, 2015
Harrison Ford was the man for so many years it's hard to think back to a time when he wasn't. If memory serves, I originally saw this movie when it came out at the drive-in with my Mom as I was still a pre-teen at the time. Great flick and though Baldwin was good in "Hunt for Red October", he's still the best Jack Ryan. Ben Affleck and Chris Pine aren't even comparable.
September 18, 2015
One of the dumbest spy movies ever. Movie was for the most part boring and uneventful. And most infuriating of all is how dumb the main CIA analyst and all the bad guys were.

After finding out the bad guy (who's little brother he killed) had escaped from prison and has left the country, Harrison Ford's character literally tells his wife, "I'm not worried." How does a CIA analyst not put the pieces together that the guy is likely going to come after his family. After that stupidity I just couldn't take him seriously throughout the rest of the movie.
½ September 12, 2015
These Harrison Ford / Tom Clancy series with Jack Ryan are fantastic.
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