The Cold War heats up again when a renegade terrorist brings a nuclear warhead to mainland U.S.A., tricking the Yanks into thinking that the Ruskies are up to no good. Only CIA analyst Jack Ryan holds the information that can stop head-to-head nuclear war — but he’s tangled up in old-school political red tape.
Compared to Harrison Ford, Affleck is a boy playing in a man’s world. But as a political thriller that relies on brain rather than brawn, The Sum Of All Fears is a match for any of the earlier Jack Ryan movies.
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