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CIA Analyst Jack Ryan and CIA Director William Cabot are in a chillingly realistic portrait of what could happen if a warhead fell into the wrong hands. Eerily prescient in the current political climate, a frightening depiction of how quickly fear can escalate into a paranoia that dominates man' s ability to reason.
Thriller Drama - This movie is a mixture of action, intrigue, edge-of-your-seat
excitement and lots of dialog. It's not for those looking for just
an action packed thriller, even though it does have some great
action scenes and it is occasionally thrilling. It's more for those
who enjoy a more well rounded movie with an interesting plot.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 11 GD's, 8 S-words. Only a few others. SEX/NUDITY: One couple is shown in bed. Nothing happens. No nudity. VIOLENCE: Quite a bit, but nothing especially graphic. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None ACTION: Some great action scenes, but not all that many. COMEDY: A good amount of humor for this type of movie.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
As I predicted, most of the opinions are "Excellent" with a high number of "Very Good" opinions and quite a few "Fantastic" opinions. In fact, there are even more "Fantastic" opinions than I thought there might be. With these high opinions and very few somewhat low opinions, it indicates a movie with very wide appeal. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND "SUM OF ALL FEARS."
As I warned below, there are several long stretches that some will likely feel is slow and that's exactly what several noted on their questionnaire. So, if you demand lots of action this may not be the movie for you.
Cinema Review Opinion: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
This is an excellent movie with several very suspenseful scenes. It does contain long sections where there's very little action or suspense, so it's not a movie for hard core action fans. I would say it's more for adults who appreciate a well written suspense thriller.
I predict most opinions will be "Excellent" with nearly as many rating it "Very Good." There will also likely be a good number of "Fantastic" opinions. There shouldn't be many low opinions at all.
Could terrorists actually detonate a
weapon of mass destruction on United States soil'? According to the CIA, at
least 20 countries—nearly
half of them in the Middle East and South Asia —
already have or may be developing weapons of mass
destruction. Moreover, it is a matter of public record that there were tens of
thousands of them constructed and waiting on launching pads during the Cold War.
To this day, according to a published report, 164 transportable warheads are
still unaccounted for.
CIA Analyst Jack Ryan (Ben Affleck) and CIA Director William
Cabot ( Morgan
Freeman), are in a
chillingly realistic portrait of what could happen if one of those weapons fell
into the wrong hands. Eerily prescient in the current political climate, the
film is a frightening depiction of how quickly fear can escalate into a paranoia
that dominates man's ability to reason.