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`Hunt for Red October', with its strong central performances and taut direction, was always going to be a tough act to follow. For this entry into the Ryan series Harrison Ford steps up to the plate as Ryan, and really carries the film with an excellent performance.

After foiling a seeming IRA attempt to kidnap a prominent British Royal, one of the terrorists forms a grudge against Ryan and his family, and vows to kill them. Sean Bean is the psychotic killer, putting in a suitable single minded and cold performance.

Well written, with well staged action set pieces and a decent mystery as Ryan and his friends try to track down the terrorists, this is an involving and entertaining film.

This edition presents the film in its proper widescreen, with a really good 5.1 surround sound. There is also a DTS soundtrack, which sounds really good. There is a decent set of extras, all in all this is a package well worth getting.
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on 4 September 2015
On the fringes of the IRA, this is a gripping film especially for those who remember those troubled times. Harrison Ford plays the part well but for me, the intense hatred emitted by Sean Bean, takes the cake. It really emphasized the bad feelings held by some for the British and especially the Monarchy. This is a vey strong film which warrants frequent viewings in my library. 5*
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on 11 July 2014
an ex.c.i.a agent teaching at a nearby naval academy in Maryland goes to London with his wife and daughter on holiday,while having photos taken an attempt is made on the queens cousin a lord and his family by an ira cell,(ford) jumps in to help and shoots one of the ira who s brother see s him dies and threatens revenge on the teacher,even though the ira man is refused permission by his ira commander and while in Africa he vows to go to maryland to kill the naval teacher and his family.this is one fantastic film
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on 13 January 2014
Does the job. Good value, not to mention the usual standard service from Amazon. If you shop with these you can get Prime delivery which is a real bonus. So I continue to shop with Amazon...I suppose its what you might call a win - win relationship! (And the prices are always competitive for the products I purchase). You cannot beat the reassurance of dealing with a business who will resolve any problems with products - just waiting for one to happen!

Five stars because the build quality, product description and delivery service are all spot on! Was worth it!
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 7 June 2014
With a mature, well paced story and some keenly defined characters, I find this the most satisfying Jack Ryan adventure to date. The strong cinematography deftly handles the lush rolling hills of Ireland as well as the barren desert settings of the middle east. The musical score makes its presence felt, particularly during an early windswept approach to an isolated hillside cottage. Ford portrays Ryan with a quiet rage whilst Sean Bean excels as his polar opposite, who projets an impulsive, impetuous menace. I've trawled through a fair bit of Clancy and find his narrative tortuously technical at times so I thought the screenplay did a refreshingly solid job of giving us an involved and exciting story without having to telegraph every little plot point, motivation or context.
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on 4 May 2011
After saving the life of a member of the british royal family in london while on a speaking engagement with his family former-CIA analyst Jack Ryan must contend with revenge attempts by an angry murdering scumbag played excellently by Sean Bean. This is an excellent thriller with some excellent action pieces.
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on 10 September 2000
This film is based on the novel by Tom Clancy of the same name. It is truly an outstanding film, full of intense action and edge of seat thrill. The price of heroism come dearly to jack ryan, almost costing him the lives of his family, but i wont tell you anymore about the film, that would spoil it. Needless to say the film is brilliently made and keeps to the general plot of the novel which is good.
Buy it just to see it.
Go on you know you want to.
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on 25 January 2011
Well same thinsg with every Calncy film made so far, when they stray away from the book, they cause themselves problems.

Big problem wiht this film is that because they filmed HFRO first and chronologically PG is the first Ryan story, they decided to make it seem like HFRO happened before i.e. Jack left theCIA and is encouraged back by Greer rather than recruited for first time like it happens in the book, and due to ths Harrison Ford was a crazy choice for Ryan if you were starting with this story.

Dont get me wrong, if they had started filming these in the mid 80's (not possible I know) then Ford would be great an he is the best Ryan I have seen on film without a doubt and Baldwin just in 2nd , lets ignore the Fleck's wooden performance on SOAF shall we.

Its just that Ryan in PG is supposed to be a relatively young man, starting out on his career in CIA i.e the subject matter here pushes him towards the agency initially.

They should start again with PG as the first of a series in chronological order, set in the correct time period with a younger actor so they can take the series forward with a returning cast such as was done with Harry Potter. Imagine the same actors continually growing older and playing Ryan and his Family, Murray, Ritter, Moore, Greer, Shaw, Robbi Jackson, Clark etc, thts what would do these books justice.

However Paramount simply tried a reeboot with a young Ryan in SOAF, a book set well into Ryans agency career when he is in fact the Deputy director of CIA, so the rehash in the movie was awful.

Lets hope for a proper reboot sometime

This film as a stand alone though is a fantastic movie if you are not that into the Ryan books and movies saga. I saw it itially before reading any of the books and was immediately impressed along with THFRO these are the 2 best movies about Jack Ryan.

Unfortunatley CAPD was not quite as good and SOAF was simply awful.

I have it and would recommend to anyone.
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on 29 December 2014
The second movie (and incarnation) of ex-marine lieutenant/turned analyst Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford : good as always), thwart off an assassination attempt of a British Monarch (James Fox) in Central London by a renegade terrorist group, a member of the Sean Miller (Sean Bean : who is excellent as the villain), witnesses his younger brother shot dead by Ryan.

Soon after Ryan and his family becomes the target of a vengeful Miller, who'll stop at nothing to reach his goal. Ryan, assisted by allies (James Earl Jones, Anne Archer and J.E Freeman etc), they all in their own way defeat the terrorists.

Directed by Philip Noyce (Dead Calm, Clear and Present Danger), shows that he is more than capable of doing action-thrillers, and with excellent performances throughout, those who are looking for a couple hours of solid entertainment, stop right here - you won't be disappointed!.
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on 8 February 2013
a good and thrilling film based on true facts for the time warring factions that made things very personal and did not care about the consequences which had nothing to do with the beliefs of his party
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