Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Sum of All Fears

The Sum of All Fears is a 2002 film, rebooting the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan world of political intrigue with a much younger main character replacing Harrison Ford from the last version. Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman star in this one. I think all the films with these characters are fun and mindless entertainment. If you like explosions this movie will provide.


Slant Magazine gives it 1 1/2 out of 4 stars and says, "Essentially, the filmmakers hope to scare an already paranoid America into seeing past the narrative dung heap". says, "It’s the same damn Tom Clancy picture that’s been churned out since “The Hunt for Red October,” as humorless and gray and dour as its predecessors." Rolling Stone calls it "lame". Roger Ebert says,
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.
Rotten Tomatoes gives it a score of 59%.

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