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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Stylish, brisk but lacking in human dimension despite an attractive cast. [22 May 1996, p. D1] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The bottom line on a film like this is, Tom Cruise looks cool and holds our attention while doing neat things that we don't quite understand--doing them so quickly and with so much style that we put our questions on hold, and go with the flow. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This movie isn't a disaster, but, all things considered, there's little reason to make it a high priority for theatrical viewing. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Some of the suspense set-pieces are impressive, but the picture would pack a greater wallop if it were stitched together more tightly and consistently. show more

  • 100
    Empire

    Enormous fun. show more

  • 50
    TV Guide

    The result is a gracefully plotted spy film in the classic mode, with just enough self-consciousness to keep things interesting. show more

  • 50
    Steve Davis Austin Chronicle

    Whatever the reason for its disappointments, Mission: Impossible is a mission gone awry, prompting you to hope that reruns of its television incarnation will pop up on cable soon. show more

  • 75
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    It's a movie of profoundly convoluted pop pleasures. Between dazzling suspense sequences, it invites the audience to work for a good time. show more

  • 90
    Charles Taylor Salon.com

    Director Brian De Palma is having too much fun zipping around curves and hitting the accelerator to slow down. He's a supremely confident engineer, and if you're game enough to make a jump for it and hold on, he offers the giddy excitement of watching the ground rush by beneath your dangling feet. show more

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  • Quantum of Solace (2008)

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  • Mission: Impossible III (2006)

  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

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