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Based on 38 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Bury the nostalgia. Like the rap twist Kayne West puts into the film's classic theme, this movie is best when it stirs it up. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    In Mission: Impossible III, we find out whether it's still possible to look at Tom Cruise and not see a weirdo. The answer is yes, but a complicated yes, because it takes time. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Against sizable odds -- a sense that the franchise is played out and its star over-exposed -- Mission: Impossible III delivers. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The summer's first action epic does exactly what it's supposed to do, more clearly than "M:i:I," and more likeably than "M:i:II." show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Unlike the previous two films in this series, Abrams is more concerned with his hero's heart than with his hardware. The result is a pulse-racing thriller that restores the human factor to the franchise, and to its producer-star. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The supporting cast, including Ving Rhames, Laurence Fishburne and gorgeous Maggie Q, is underused, but the movie delivers the goods. show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    In his feature debut, "Lost" creator J.J. Abrams, who got the job on the basis of "Alias," takes the driver's seat with both feet on the accelerator. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Big and fast and silly, but it's never dumb, and it's certainly never boring, either. The summer movie onslaught has begun on a high note. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The end result is the very definition of a summer movie: breezy, undemanding and a carefully balanced blend of the familiar and the not-quite-what-you-expected. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Though Abrams doesn't possess a fraction of the visual pizzazz of the two previous MI directors, Brian De Palma or John Woo, his incarnation is, from a narrative perspective, better made. show more

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