Starring: Harrison Ford, Anne Archer,
Patrick Bergin, Sean Bean,
Thora Birch, James Fox, James
Earl Jones, & Richard Harris.
Audience: Older teens, adults
Runtime: 120 minutes
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Director: Phillip Noyce
Producer: W. Peter Iliff and Donald
Stewart.@@@BASED ON THE NOVEL
BY: Tom Clancy
Writer: Mace Neufeld & Robert Rehme
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PATRIOT GAMES fails to take us deep inside the clandestine organizations, the IRA and the CIA, and the terrorists come across as a sketchy lot. Due to a weak script, which prompted Tom Clancy, the author of the book upon which the movie is based, to ask to have his name taken off the credits, PATRIOT GAMES moves slowly in spite of some intense action. Thus, the film never quite persuades the viewer concerning its mission. Even the isolated "farm house" where the Ryans live and where the final confrontation comes during a stormy night when the lights suddenly go out, seems hokey, melodramatic and contrived.