Movie Renter's Guide - July, 2008



"The Sum of All Fears" (Blu-ray)


The President of Russia passes away, and his successor is someone with a dark history.

When the CIA discovers that Russia may be re-energizing its efforts to make nuclear weapons, they realize they have a problem.

And, the problem gets bigger when Jack Ryan, a CIA Analyst, discovers that Middle Eastern terrorists are planning to set off a nuclear weapon somewhere in the USA in order to start a war between the USA and Russia.



  • Paramount
  • 2002, Color, Rated PG-13, 2 Hr 3 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English Dolby TrueHD 5.1
  • Directed by Philip Noyce
  • Starring Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Liev Schreiber
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Mild


Ben Affleck is a pretty good director, but he is a weak actor, and it shows in this film (as well as others). Fortunately, the story has Morgan Freeman to boost the story.


Paramount is doing a fine job with their transfers these days, and the Jack Ryan series certainly deserves such treatment.


Perhaps Paramount realized that the fourth installment is not as good as the previous three, so they added more extras, including the making of, Creating Reality: The Visual Effects of The Sum of All Fears, and other things. Nevertheless, the extras section is still rather Spartan.