Mission: Impossible Reviews

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January 5, 2018
The "set" pieces of this film come off like clockwork, but there's no connective tissue -- no story line, no solid characterization, etc. In the end, De Palma's work seems full of sound and visual fury without signifying much of anything.
September 7, 2011
Top Critic
May 20, 2008
The most dour, sexless piece of escapism in memory.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Despite the snags, De Palma remains a virtuoso puppet-master, pulling the strings taut in a nail-biting robbery sequence, switching from micro to macro with Hitchcockian panache, and finally letting rip with a hell-for-leather climax.
January 18, 2002
Humorless, charmless and flat.
January 1, 2000
Every effect is so calculated that only the conscious minds of filmmakers and viewers are engaged--and not by very much or for very long.
January 1, 2000
An infinite trailer that is all effects, no affect.
January 1, 2000
A sleek, stunningly made movie.
January 1, 2000
Stylish, brisk but lacking in human dimension.
January 1, 2000
A fun and diverting summer movie, well worth the price of admission.
January 1, 2000
Smart, ambitious, occasionally elegant.
January 1, 2000
A sleek, whooshingly entertaining update of the vintage television series.
January 1, 2000
The film is painful in at least one way - its waste of good actors.
January 1, 2000
There are just a few groovy special effects and a practically incomprehensible story which we finally can't work up enough energy to care about.
January 1, 2000
A superior story.
January 1, 2000
It's the worst kind of convoluted thriller -- it can never unravel satisfactorily because there's nothing simple at its center, just more confusion.
January 1, 2000
This movie isn't a disaster, but, all things considered, there's little reason to make it a high priority for theatrical viewing.
January 1, 2000
Too devious for its own good.
January 1, 2000
Tom Cruise looks cool and holds our attention while doing neat things that we don't quite understand.
January 1, 2000
Exciting, smart and enormously enjoyable.
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