TITLE: PATRIOT GAMES
DIRECTOR: PHILLIP NOYCE
WRITERS: DONALD STEWART, W. PETER ILIFF AND STEVEN ZAILLIAN
THE BOTTOM LINE: A star turn and smart action sequences enliven an otherwise abstract film.
Harrison Ford is like one of those sports cars that advertise acceleration ! from 0 to 60 m.p.h. in three or four seconds. He can go from slightly broody inaction to ferocious reaction in approximately the same time span. And he handles the tight turns and corkscrew twists of a suspense story without losing his balance or leaving skid marks on the film. But maybe the best and most interesting thing...