Overall Rank: 2782
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 178
Theatrical Release Date: 06/05/1992
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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SIngli6 - wrote on 12/18/2019
Patriot Games is a slow-burn, which suits me just fine, but will distance other aficionados of the action/thriller genre. Stick with it, though, and you're in for a rollicking final twenty minutes. A respectable 90s espionage thriller.
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.
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.
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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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