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Mission: Impossible

PG-13| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
When U.S. government operative Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his mentor, Jim Phelps (Jon Voight), go on a covert assignment that takes a disastrous turn, Jim is killed, and Ethan becomes the prime murder suspect. Now a fugitive, Hunt recruits brilliant hacker Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) and maverick pilot Franz Krieger (Jean Reno) to help him sneak into a heavily guarded CIA building to retrieve a confidential computer file that will prove his innocence.

Cast: Tom Cruise , Jon Voight , Henry Czerny , Ving Rhames , Kristin Scott Thomas , Jean Reno , Emmanuelle Béart , Randall Paul

Director: Brian De Palma

Genres: Action, Adventure

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Mission: Impossible (1996)

Release Date: May 22nd, 1996|1 hr. 50 min.

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  • It's the worst kind of convoluted thriller -- it can never unravel satisfactorily because there's nothing simple at its center, just more confusion. show more

  • Unfortunately, Mission: Impossible - which assembles a new Impossible Missions Force and plops it down in Kiev, Prague, London and Langley, Va. - doesn't have the momentum or suspense of De Palma's best pictures. It moves, awkwardly at times, from one elaborate set-piece to the next. [22 May 1996, p.E01] show more

  • The movie comes alive in bursts such as a train-top fight hampered by gale-force winds. Cruise's star wattage may hog the show, but it insures that Mission: Impossible won't self-destruct easily. show more

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