Patriot Games Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2742

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 177

Theatrical Release Date: 06/05/1992

Language: English

Genre: Action, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Phillip Noyce

Actors: Harrison Ford, Anne Archer, Patrick Bergin, Sean Bean, Thora Birch, Samuel L. Jackson

Plot: Jack Ryan is enjoying a vacation in England with his family when his CIA training kicks in and he foils an IRA assassination targeting a member of the royal family. Yet this intervention puts him and his family in the sights of the IRA - who now seek revenge. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
2.5/4

Gabe - wrote on 08/13/2015

A good action film featuring a peak Harrison Ford and the future Ned Stark. It's actually a fairly predictable action film, however it's still entertaining with some good performances and action pieces.

Rating of
3/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 08/11/2014

"The names Ryan. Jack Ryan!" In Patriot Games, Harrison Ford plays former CIA agent Jack Ryan, taking over from Alec Baldwin, who had played author Tom Clancy's brainy protagonist in Hunt for Red October. This time around, Ryan foils an attempted assassination, thereby incurring the wrath of a maniacal Irish radical (Sean Bean). After seemingly neutralizing the villains, and deciding to celebrate the occasion with his wife (Anne Archer) and daughter (Thora Birch), everything appears to be back to normal; then all hell breaks loose. Harrison Ford in this movie was freaking fantastic and Sean Bean played a great villain in this movie just like Hans Gruber in Die Hard.

Rating of
3/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/21/2011

An effective thriller that balances action scenes with the politics behind them. Harrison Ford is at his best as the cool and in control Jack Ryan and Sean Bean is also memorable as a reckless Irish terrorist.

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Rating of
4/4

Top Notch Espionage Film!!

mdtinney - wrote on 08/12/2009

Of all the books that were made into movies from Tom Clancy novels, this is the best. Harrison Fords portrayal of Jack Ryan is absolutely excellent. Unlike the movies he has been in in the past 5 years, he actually emotes in this one. His acting is absolutely top notch. Anne Archer does a very good job playing Jack Ryan's wife, Cathy Ryan. Jack Ryan runs into trouble when saving some people from a terrorist attack, kills the brother of IRA terrorist Sean Miller, portrayed with frightening accuracy and intensity by Sean Bean. Unfortunately, Jack Ryan did not Realize that Sean Miller would come after him and his family for revenge. Thus ensues a very tense and emotional battle of wills and physical strenth. Sean Miller, whose motives are not those of the IRA. Throughout the movie Sean …

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