Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Terrence Rafferty
    90
    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.
  2. The result, except for the stock action climax, is sharp, fast, bitter. [19 September 1994, p. 38]
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 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 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 all time so far! Full Review »