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The Sum of All Fears
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
2 Stars
The Sum of All Fears Poster
Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: at Showcase North Haven
Rating: PG-13 Year: 2002 Category: Drama Thriller
Director: Phil Alden Robinson Time: 118 min. Writer: Tom Clancey & Paul Attanasio

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Mine: Kind of lousy. I have really like the other Jack Ryan movies, but this one did not work for me. First it does not fit with the story line of the other three movies! Confusing. Maybe because of the real life terror we know of, the terror here seem either too real or too terrifying to make a good thriller with. A thriller should be exciting and fun, here the terror with a diry nuclear bomb is just unsettling. Not good as a thriller and do we really need a cautionary tail about demented men and what they might do? I was particuarlly put off by the ending, **** Spoiler ahead ***** in which the bad guys are killed in quite and secret. I would think that as public an exposer as possible would be the smart and correct think to do. It is the secrecy of nations that feeds the conspircy theory folks.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: CIA analyst Jack Ryan must thwart the plans of a terrorist faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore.
User Reviews:
TJay Towner's rating:
None Given
(out of 5 stars)
UPON SEEING THE MOVIE, I IMMEDIATELY KNEW THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MOVIE AND THE THE BOOK. I FEEL THAT THE MOVIE SHOULD HAVE FOLLOWED THE BOOK MUCH MORE CLOSELY. ONE OF MY FAVORITE PARTS OF THE BOOK WAS THE CONFRONTATION BETWEEN JACK AND THE PRESIDENTS FEMALE ADVISOR AND WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN HER AND JACK'S WIFE. IN CONCLUSION.... THIS MOVIE IS GOOD BUT BY FOLLOWING THE BOOL MORE CLOSELY THE MOVIE COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH BETTER.
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Cast
Ben Affleck Ben Affleck as:
Jack Ryan
Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman as:
Bill Cabot
James Cromwell James Cromwell as:
Pres. Fowler
Liev Schreiber Liev Schreiber as:
John Clark
Alan Bates Alan Bates as:
Richard Dressler
Philip Baker Hall Philip Baker Hall as:
Defense Sec. Becker
Colm Feore Colm Feore as:
Olson
Bridget Moynahan Bridget Moynahan as:
Cathy Muller
Bruce McGill Bruce McGill as:
Advisor Revell
Ciaran Hinds Ciaran Hinds as:
Pres. Nemerovv