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Based on 14 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The plot alone is a thing of beauty. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    True-blue Ford keeps 'Clear' out of danger. [3 August 1994, p.D1] show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Enjoyable, but it's a shallow enjoyment. show more

  • 70
    TV Guide

    The storytelling is livelier and more engaging than previous adaptations of Clancy's turgid techno-thrillers. show more

  • 60
    Kim Newman Empire

    Earlier Clancy films alternated between the dull and the ridiculous. First-rate writers like Steven Zaillian and the great John Milius have managed to make this considerably meatier. show more

  • 78
    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. show more

  • 58
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    As a thriller, this 21 2-hour production takes a slow route between short bursts of excitement. show more

  • 90
    The New Yorker

    The filmmakers haven't simply tamed the rogue elephant of Clancy's narrative; they've turned it into something that moves as gracefully and as powerfully as a gazelle. show more

  • 90
    Stanley Kauffmann The New Republic

    The result, except for the stock action climax, is sharp, fast, bitter. [19 September 1994, p. 38] show more

  • 80
    Elvis Mitchell The New York Times

    Another fast, gripping spy story with some good tricks up its sleeve. show more

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