• The Sum of All Fears (2002)

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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 Robinson

Genres: Thriller, Action

Production Co: Mace Neufeld Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

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  • 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

  • Fortunately, even when star and story are ineffectual, Fears' supporting players are all thrilling, especially Morgan Freeman. show more

  • The last thing we need is entertainment that evokes the horror and then trivializes it with cheesy heroics. Never has a movie taken on a subject of greater immediacy, or handled it more ineptly.

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