• The Sum of All Fears (2002)

The Sum of All Fears

Release Date: May 31st, 2002

DVD Release Date: October 29th, 2002

PG-13 |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Based on Tom Clancy's novel, this espionage thriller tracks a sinister plot to draw the United States and Russia into World War III. When the Russian president (Ciarán Hinds) suddenly dies, world tension escalates. Coupled with missing nuclear scientists and the threat of a nuclear detonation on United States soil, young CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Ben Affleck) must uncover who is behind the conspiracy.

Cast: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Liev Schreiber, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Bates, Ciarán Hinds, Philip Baker Hall

Director: Phil Alden Robinson

Genres: Thriller , Action

Production Co: Mace Neufeld Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, 1970s, Rescue, Suspenseful, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    The movie does what all good thrillers should do -- provide enough shocks and surprises to keep us guessing, and never lets up on the suspense until the end credits arrive. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Director Phil Alden Robinson and his writers, Paul Attanasio and Daniel Pyne, do a spellbinding job of cranking up the tension, they create a portrait of convincing realism, and then they add the other stuff because, well, if anybody ever makes a movie like this without the obligatory Hollywood softeners, audiences might flee the theater in despair. show more

  • 75
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    Impossible to watch passively. It may be a work of pure fiction, with the requisite preposterous plot turns, but it still has the air of a ''what if?'' scenario, and it is perfectly, thoroughly chilling. show more

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