Clear and Present Danger

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14

Where To Watch

Stream On
Stream On
Stream On

Critic Reviews

  1. The New Republic
    Reviewed by: Stanley Kauffmann
    90
    The result, except for the stock action climax, is sharp, fast, bitter. [19 September 1994, p. 38]
  2. The filmmakers haven't simply tamed the rogue elephant of Clancy's narrative; they've turned it into something that moves as gracefully and as powerfully as a gazelle.
  3. Another fast, gripping spy story with some good tricks up its sleeve.
  4. Time
    Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    80
    The movie has two other qualities you don't always find in films of this kind: a sense of humor and a sense of character. [15 August 1994, p. 61]
  5. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    80
    Narrative complexity and momentum make this a true cinematic equivalent of an absorbing page-turner.
  6. 78
    There is enough intrigue to keep it interesting, and if it ever feels too slow, try counting the number of people who get betrayed.
  7. The plot alone is a thing of beauty.
  8. 70
    An absorbing, if overlong adaptation of Tom Clancy's bestseller.
  9. The storytelling is livelier and more engaging than previous adaptations of Clancy's turgid techno-thrillers.
  10. 63
    Enjoyable, but it's a shallow enjoyment.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 18, 2014
    7
    Clear and Present Danger is almost as good as Patriot Games, but its downfall is that it moves more slowly and is less intense, so that by theClear and Present Danger is almost as good as Patriot Games, but its downfall is that it moves more slowly and is less intense, so that by the time an action scene happens the tension has died down. Nevertheless, Ford is still great and the movie is still thrilling. Full Review »
  2. Sep 6, 2013
    8
    In my opinion, it's the best, thrilling, and the most anticipated movie of the franchise and most importantly one of my favorite movies of allIn my opinion, it's the best, thrilling, and the most anticipated movie of the franchise and most importantly one of my favorite movies of all time so far! Full Review »