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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.
90
The New Republic
The result, except for the stock action climax, is sharp, fast, bitter. [19 September 1994, p. 38]
80
The New York Times
Another fast, gripping spy story with some good tricks up its sleeve.
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.
75
The plot alone is a thing of beauty.
70
The storytelling is livelier and more engaging than previous adaptations of Clancy's turgid techno-thrillers.
63
ReelViews
Enjoyable, but it's a shallow enjoyment.
60
Empire
Earlier Clancy films alternated between the dull and the ridiculous. First-rate writers like Steven Zaillian and the great John Milius have managed to make this considerably meatier.
58
Entertainment Weekly
As a thriller, this 21 2-hour production takes a slow route between short bursts of excitement.
50
USA Today
True-blue Ford keeps 'Clear' out of danger. [3 August 1994, p.D1]

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