Patriot Games

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  • Patriot Games - Jack Ryan is Better Than Ever as Harrison Ford Takes Over

    Jan 29, 2011 by AliventiAsylum is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: excellent cast, great suspense, well paced
    Cons: doesn't seem to please those who read the book

    Summary: Patriot Games was the second of the Jack Ryan films based on the books by Tom Clancy.  Harrison Ford steps into the role portrayed by Alec Baldwin in The Hunt For Red October. Although I found no fault with Baldwin's ... read more

  • "I will F'ing destroy you!"

    Jan 7, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A pretty competent drama
    Cons: Modifications from novel make events swirl around Ryan a little too much

    Summary: Patriot Games was the second Tom Clancy novel that was created into a major motion picture ( following Hunt For Red October ). As with most novels changes are made from the book; here a few characters are changed or eliminated, and some ... read more

  • Jack Ryan to the rescue!

    May 28, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fairly tense, Harrison Ford
    Cons: Cartoonish villains, right-wing agenda

    Summary: "Patriot Games" is an adaptation of a Tom Clancy thriller, brought to the screen by director Phillip Noyce. The story contains the usual Clancy elements of political intrigue, flag waving nationalism, and cartoonish villains. I might as well start ... read more

  • "Not for honor. Not for country. For his wife and child."

    Jul 21, 2004 by alexdg1 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Harrison Ford stars, Philip Noyce directs.
    Cons: Ending was too cliched for this Clancy reader's taste.

    Summary: Patriot Games, the second film in the Jack Ryan series, stars Harrison Ford as Tom Clancy's central character in a tale about heroism and vengeance set against the backdrop of the Irish "troubles." Like the other film adaptations of Clancy's novels, ... read more

  • Patriot Games

    Mar 3, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great action scenes, creepy at times, gun scenes, brilliant acting from everyone.
    Cons: not suitable for children

    Summary: This film is the well suited adaptation to the Tom Clancy novel. Harrison Ford is superb as John Ryan, a government agent who is chasing after a group of Irish terrorists when he gets caught up in a whole world of trouble. The lives of his wife and ... read more

  • "Games" never were so much fun to watch

    Jun 12, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Harrison Ford is truly John Patrick Ryan.
    Cons: Certainly inappropriate for smaller children.

    Summary: There are few book-to-movie adaptations that are actually worth watching. Some of the Tom Clancy adaptations make up that very short list though, and Patriot Games tops it. Beginning after the end of The Hunt for Red October, Dr. John ... read more

  • Retired Analyst Borrows Trouble

    Mar 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Characterization is superb, much better than Hunt for Red October
    Cons: Strong violent theames, may not be suitible for your children

    Summary: While Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) is visiting England to attend a seminar on the suddenly changed power structures of Asia, he stumbles into an attempted assassination on a member of the Royal Family. Although Ryan is a teacher at the Navel Academy rather ... read more

  • Patriot Games - wonderful adaptation of the Clancy book

    Feb 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tom Clancy book + Harrison Ford and Anne Archer. Enough said!
    Cons: violence, gun play

    Summary: Yet another amazing movie that Harrison Ford happens to be a part of. I collect Harrison Ford movies and I must say alot of them I truly think ARE Harrison Ford movies. I mean if Mr. Ford didn't carry some of them they'd probably be total unknowns. ... read more

  • Kill The Irish!

    Jan 31, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: action
    Cons: none

    Summary: Action is what Harrison Ford does best. And he does his best in Patriot Games. Ford plays a CIA agent that stops IRA terrorists from killing members of the royal family. But looking for revenge, the terrorists go after his own family. We have ... read more

  • This is a lot better than Clear and Present Danger

    Dec 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good action
    Cons: none

    Summary: I never read the book for Patriot Games, but I did read Clear and Present Danger. I then watched the movie for Clear and Present Danger although I know I should never do that and I thought that it was a horrible movie. Because of that I ... read more

  • INCREDIBLE!! Spread it

    Apr 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: action, drama, everything
    Cons: none

    Summary: I never got to see this movie in the theater. To tell the truth, I didn't really want to. I finally saw it on a vacation with my parents at a resort. What a fool I was. The movie was incredible. I really missed something not being able to see it in a ... read more

  • The best Clancy movie!

    Mar 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's not hard to follow, unlike other movies of it's kind
    Cons: Samuel L. Jackson doesn't have that big of a part.

    Summary: The Hunt for Red October was too technical, Clear and Present Danger was too political. I think this is just right, not too much politics, and barely any technical jargon. The story moves at a smooth rate, not bogging you down with too much of the above ... read more

  • Great Action, but...

    Feb 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Strong individual scenes, family-oriented theme
    Cons: Only an adaptation of the book, actors fail to achieve their potential

    Summary: "You've killed him." Fans of Tom Clancy have been notoriously hard on the films made of his books. Judged as an action film, Patriot Games stands tall. Yet unlike the Hunt for Red October (also reviewed), the film is understandably ... read more

  • Ford Makes a Suspenseful and Chilling Political Drama Come to Life

    Dec 9, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Exciting, chilling, makes you think. Great cast, great action scenes
    Cons: Bad guys are caught far more easily here than in real life.

    Summary: Harrison Ford gives us another intense and thrilling volume to add to our political drama library. While visiting Ireland with his wife and daughter, Ford's character, Jack Ryan, unwittingly thwarts a terrorist plot to assassinate part of the royal ... read more

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