Clear and Present Danger
Clear and Present Danger (1994)

This is the third film based on Tom Clancy's high-tech espionage potboilers starring CIA deputy director Jack Ryan. Harrison Ford, returning to the Ryan role after his first go-round in 1992's Patriot Games, is assigned to a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 3, 1994
DVD Release Date: October 20, 1998
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Perfecting the formula established in earlier installments, Clear and Present Danger reunites its predecessor's creative core to solidly entertaining effect.

Tom Tunney
Sight & Sound

In both novel and film, Ryan is the moral centre, but the film jettisons the book's range of supporting characters whose differing values help define his position.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

There's a glimmer of interest in the film's ideological contortions, but as a commercial action thriller this is inflated and sluggish.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

This is a guy movie; jam-packed with politics, CIA scheming, special forces sniping, and a smart bomb dropped by an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet on a Colombian drug lord's daughter's quinceañera. In other words, a REAL murder Hornet.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

This is the third movie with Jack as its hero, so he is a known quantity -- a humanist spook with an overdeveloped moral sense -- but Ford, playing the part for the second time, knows how to keep his earnestness fresh.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

In a film that opens with the sight of a waving American flag, subtlety may not be foremost on anyone's mind. But Mr. Ford's wary intelligence does wonders for a potentially one-dimensional character.

Grant Watson
Fiction Machine

Plot suffocates the film. Simply too much happens.

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Todd McCarthy

Narrative complexity and momentum make this a true cinematic equivalent of an absorbing page-turner.

Brant Bingamon
Austin Chronicle

There is enough intrigue to keep it interesting, and if it ever feels too slow, try counting the number of people who get betrayed. I lost count around betrayal number one billion.

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Mike Massie
Gone With The Twins

The premise is a fairly standard backstabbing and covert operations blend, but the details are substantial.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
When I was in my teens, I thoroughly enjoyed Tom Clancy. Clancy has always bgeen a master of Techno Thriller, aside from his last years before retiring. Clear… More
Conner Rainwater
I think this was even a step up from Patriot Games, increasing the narrative and scope. It has a great performance from Harrison Ford and Willem Dafoe was a… More
Sophie Burgess
This sounded really really good however I just found it confusing, way too fast moving and about a zillion characters. I haven't watched the first one… More
Chris Weber
Fairly decent, and pretty entertaining. Not without flaws though. I enjoyed both the political stuff and the action stuff, but things seem very muddled, and the… More
Al S
An explosive edge of your seat action-packed thriller. A smart, frequently exciting and electrifying film that loaded with heart-pounding action and riveting… More
Aaron Neuwirth
The President: So go down there, establish it. Jack Ryan: Go down where? The President: Colombia. Jack Ryan: Who, me? After watching the two previous Tom… More