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Metascore

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90
The New Republic
The result, except for the stock action climax, is sharp, fast, bitter. [19 September 1994, p. 38]
90
The New Yorker
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.
80
The New York Times
Another fast, gripping spy story with some good tricks up its sleeve.
80
Time
The movie has two other qualities you don't always find in films of this kind: a sense of humor and a sense of character. [15 August 1994, p. 61]
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.
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.
60
There's nothing "wrong" with this movie but it feels like warmed-over business as usual.
58
Entertainment Weekly
As a thriller, this 21 2-hour production takes a slow route between short bursts of excitement.

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