By Owen Gleiberman
June 14, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Ben Affleck smartly takes over the role of CIA analyst Jack Ryan in The Sum of All Fears, a world-detonation thriller that is at once urgent and lazy — benefiting from its connection to current events and also, by the end, suffering from it. The first half has been put together with a good deal of paranoid urgency. Once it gooses our deepest dread, though, the movie has nowhere to go. Morgan Freeman, as the CIA director, and Affleck demonstrate a seasoned team’s nimbly cutting spontaneity.

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