To be honest, I think each film in this series is fine. It's not that I have any complaints. It's just that the more of them I see, the less interested I am in seeing any of them again. I didn't finish watching this one. It was big and splashy and filled with grim-faced men being very intensely serious; and I wasn't in the mood. I'll get back to it, I'm sure.
Rolling Stone says, "Harrison Ford is in peak form in Clear and Present Danger. It's the summer's smartest thriller: a gripping blend of suspense and surprising humor." What Culture says,
Despite its flaws, Clear And Present Danger is still a fairly solid, if overlong thriller. Ford, as always, is an extremely watchable actor and totally believable as the desk jockey forced to become a man of action to get things done. His interpretation of Jack Ryan is really all that holds the film together making it a shame that this proved to be his final, slightly anti-climactic outing.Rotten Tomatoes gives it a critics score of 82%.