Reviews and Problems with The Hunt For Red October
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12 November 2014
Summary: what I wish someone would have told me before I bought it was....how long it would have taken for me to get the order, since I ordered it on October 30th, and haven't received it yet, today being November 12. I received a notice that it had been delayed...really? one dvd? 2 weeks? next time I think i'll use amazon.
Excerpt: When a soviet captain commanding a first strike nuclear submarine decides to defect, CIA analyst Jack Ryan is sent in to prevent catastrophe at the hands of the pursuing Russian forces. Alec Baldwin was always a bit of an also-ran as an action star, but his lone outing as Tom Clancy's Ryan is also easily the best. He is perfect as an academic unwillingly sent out into the field but it is obviously Sean Connery's towering presence that makes the film.
Summary: The first Jack Ryan film is a more thoughtful and political film than the more action-oriented, Harrison Ford-starring films to follow. The cat-and-mouse game between Connery and Baldwin comprises a large portion of the film and is the best part of the well-directed, tension-filled movie.
Summary: The first of the Jack Ryan movies to be made and features Sean Connery in one of his best performances. The movie itself is perhaps one of the best cold war/submarine/spy thriller movies. Granted it has a few flaws but it is very enjoyable and is favorite of ours. The HD transfer is excellent and the sound is superb. The details are such an improvement from the DVD that you just stare with your mouth open at all the new detail never seen before. Highly recommended.
Excerpt: The Hunt for Red October(1984) was the debut novel of now renowned thriller writer, Tom Clancy and is generally considered to be a landmark novel in the espionage/thriller genre. This film, which is more or less a faithful rendition of the novel on screen, while in no way the masterpiece the novel was, is no doubt a brilliant piece of cinema and a welcome change from the usual thriller film involving guns and/or explosive, often glorified violence.
Summary: A better-than-average thriller thanks to Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin (perhaps his best role to date?). The movie is tense and never lets up. Though Harrison Ford would take over, this first Jack Ryan adventure is pretty good.