The Sum Of All Fears 2002

Amazon Instant Video

Available in HD
(83) IMDb 6.4/10

CIA analyst Jack Ryan hunts down a group of terrorists who plan to detonate a nuclear device at the Super bowl.

Starring:
Ben Affleck,Morgan Freeman
Runtime:
2 hours, 3 minutes

Available to watch on supported devices.

New on Prime - Extant Season 2

Starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry, Extant returns for a second season with the latest episode adding every Thursday, exclusively on Prime Instant Video.

By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use. Sold by Amazon Instant Video.

Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action & Adventure
Director Paramount
Starring Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman
Studio Paramount
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Stevie Tee on 11 Dec. 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Oh dear. Why do so many people have to analyse films so deeply. I always thought they were supposed to entertain, not invite intellectual analysis. The Sum of All Fears is excellent entertainment. What does it matter if bits are unbelievable? Surely, a fictional story is a vehicle for the imagination. As for anti-Semitism. P-lease.... Everyone I know who has seen this film has been delighted with it. It has great tension and often leaves you breathless. The actual nuclear incident breaks into the film with a shocking surprise, even though there is a considerable build up to it. It comes out of nowhere, just as it would in real life. Incidentally, the respective presidents are well portrayed. The 'halo' of advisers, good and bad, certainly exists in real life. I doubt that many decisions are actually unique to these individuals. Highly recommended entertainment to be enjoyed with a beer and a good selection of snacks.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "scribeoflight" on 20 Nov. 2004
Format: DVD
Films like 'The Sum of All Fears' often get an unfair press, reviewers moaning about poor characterization, over-emphasis on visuals, plot-holes and other such things, when all the time these movies - techno-thrillers, as they're often known - are just doing what they supposed to be doing: entertaining the audience on quite a basic, bubble-gum level. This latest cinematic re-working of a Tom Clancy novel - starring Morgan Freeman, Ben Affleck, and a whole host of other 'name' actors - succeeds admirably on that level. Although at times it's a little dumber than it needs to be (making Jack Ryan a lot younger than he is in the book is part of the problem), most of the time it has the right blend of wit, excitement, tension, and explosions to carry the audience through.
Affleck is competent when he needs to be, and does a good job as Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin was better, though, in 'The Hunt for Red October'), but the real star of the show is Liev Schreibner (playing special ops agent John Clark) who in his limited screen time completely inhabits his role, and turns out a fantastic performance. Schreibner is one to watch. The other performances are all good, but the script isn't really asking a lot of top-class actors like Morgan Freeman or James Cromwell, and what they squeeze out is dependent on the scene they're in. But 'The Sum of All Fears' isn't about the actors - it's about the drama, the excitement, the thrills and spills. Even though the plot isn't all that complex, it seems like there is a lot happening, and as long as you don't think about it for too long, it holds itself together.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth S. Bishop on 26 Oct. 2009
Format: DVD
It would seem that haven read many other reviews on this movie I was probably luckier than most by having not read the book so I came to it with no preconceived ideas. For a good old fashioned thriller that has you gripped from start to finish you could do worse than watching this on a wet sunday afternoon. The air strikes on the US aircraft carrier are stunningly done as is the nuclear explosion that u really know is coming but it is still a huge surprise when it does. Usually in these situations a James Bond type comes along and difuses the bomb in the nick of time. Theres none of that here. I found all the actors likeable yes even Affleck carried off the role of Jack Ryan ok for me but for me the star of the show was the Russian spy who ended the film with a lovely touch. A very pleasing couple of hours. Highly recommended. 4/5
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The movie is very good, looking into the way the Americans would react to a nuclear bomb in Baltimore and blaming the wrong country, and only one guy, Jack Ryan, knows the truth, and battles against the odds to get the information to the President.

Although this is a prequel to Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, it requires no knowledge or previous viewing of any of them to understand this film (although it is an interesting sidebar to compare characters in this film to those in the other three films), and doesn't have any actors playing the same parts.

From the box, "Ben Affleck is ready for action, commanding the role of CIA agent Jack Ryan in this thrilling adventure based on the Tom Clancy bestseller. America's Cold War fears are realised after the President of Russia dies and is succeeded by a man with a cryptic past. But East-West tensions erupt when the CIA suspects that renegade Russian scientists are developing more nuclear weapons. Mobilised into action by CIA Director William Cabot (Morgan Freeman), Jack Ryan (Afleck) follows a danger-ridden trail to a shocking conclusion: terrorists plan to provoke a war between the US and Russia - by detonating a nuclear bomb at a championship football game! Costarring James Cromwell and Liev Schreiber, The Sum of All Fears adds up to the year's most explosive entertainment.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again