The Sum of All Fears Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for The Sum of All Fears the Movie

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Affleck takes over as Jack Ryan, who is now just an analyst, and has a girlfriend (Moynihan) who's a young doctor (hmmm...), but the film is still set in the present-day. That's just the first confusing element of this complicated spy thriller. The first half is spent on set pieces that seem to have no connection, until a climactic event (which takes place an hour in). Ryan is trying to prevent a nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia. Neo-Nazis are the baddies who put the world on the brink, and give the audience a safe, cartoony villian to make up for the now all-too-possible nuclear scenario. Affleck shows signs of growing into the role if the franchise continues, but he's not there yet. Pic is at its best when in the conference rooms of the White House and Kremlin, with each leader's advisors pressing their agendas.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 118 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Books to Film: Tom Clancy, CIA/NSA, Jack Ryan, Terrorism, Baltimore, Boom!, Presidency
Paul Attanasio, Daniel Pyne
Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Bridget Moynahan, Liev Schreiber, Ron Rifkin, Alan Bates, Ciaran Hinds, Philip Baker Hall, Bruce McGill, Colm Feore, Josef Sommer, Ken Jenkins, Michael Byrne, John Beasley, Jamie Harrold
John Lindley
Phil Alden Robinson
Jerry Goldsmith
Patrick Rousseau, Nicolas De Toth, Claude Pare, Andrew Neskoromny, Marie-Sylvie Deveau, Jeannine Oppewall
Mace Neufeld, Paramount Pictures

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