Mission: Impossible 3

Mission: Impossible 3

Mission: Impossible 3
The MI franchise began with Mr Cruise's stipulation that each have a unique, top shelf director. First it was Brian De Palma, then John Woo, and now it's JJ Abrams. Although not in the same league - it's his feature debut - Abrams is hot to trot after his TV success, most notably the critically acclaimed Lost. And he delivers. MI3 is full-tilt boogie - successfully capping the trilogy that is undoubtedly the creme de la creme of action films.

Ethan Hunt (Cruise) has retired and t engaged to Julia (Monaghan), who thinks he works in transport. But he's lured back into service when an agent he trained is captured, and an evil arms dealer (Hoffman) starts to stir. The plan goes violently wrong though, and events spiral back toward the innocent Julia as she becomes a revenge target.
2006126 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

press

The high-octane juice audiences crave in big-budget action films surges propulsively through "Mission: Impossible III," in large measure due to Tom Cruise, who seems determined to give a persuasive human impersonation of a Ferrari. He succeeds to an almost alarming degree. Debuting director J.J. Abrams orchestrates the billion-dollar franchise's requisite elements with skill and energy, delivering a picture that will serve its purpose in getting Paramount's -- and the industry's -- summer B.O. season off to a bang-up start...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The thrills come mad hot and wicked sweet in Mission: Impossible III, the movie to beat this summer in the race to push your pulse rate past the danger zone. And please don't ask if the plot makes sense. It didn't the last two times either. Here's what counts: Tom Cruise is back as secret agent Ethan Hunt and he takes it to the limit -- running, jumping, punching, kicking, freefalling and flashing his laser-beam peepers with an intensity that could cut steel...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

At a point worryingly early on in this first barrage of the mid-year blockbuster season, a pivotal character is injected straight into the ticker. "It's adrenalin," says man-with-syringe Ethan Hunt (Cruise), helpfully. And while he doesn't actually verbalise it, Cruise gives a look that says "and there's plenty more where that came from"...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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...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. "M:I-3," more than its predecessors, is in the spirit of Lalo Schifrin's sizzling fuse of a theme from the original show -- interpreted here by Kanye West, along with pulse-quickening new compositions by Michael Giacchino. That theme music and the nifty gadgets are the true heart of the "Mission" legacy, and this film brings a good deal of fun to its infatuation with superspy tech. Although it trades in the same high levels of improbability as the previous films, Abrams and his co-scripters inject some humor and emotion, elements sorely lacking in the first two editions...

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

The summer movie season always has an official beginning, even if it gets nudged back a little earlier each year (by 2016, we'll probably be watching The Mighty Thor IV on President's Day). What it no longer has is any real end. The blossom-of-gasoline explosions, the crushed metal, the zippy seamless mutability of a world gone CGI, the heroes who, if not Superman, are always super men - what it all adds up to is Hollywood's endless summer, the ride that never stops...

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This Mission's not LOST it...

Beats MI 1 and 2 into a cocked hat. Philip Seymour Hoffman is an inspired choice of bad guy and J. J. Abrams directs a solid action movie with some great set pieces that moves along at a fair lick and is never dull. Well worth watching again on DVD - at least to wipe away the sour taste of John Woo's sorry MI 2 mess...

4.0
0

Review

IF YOU LOOOOVE "ALIAS" & OF COURSE "LOST"

THEN MI3 IS FOR YOU AND IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT DIRECTOR I AM TALKING ABOUT THEN MAKE SURE YOU TUNE INTO THE RIGHT CHANNEL AND STOP WATCHING SHORTLAND ST.

MI3 ROCKS, GREAT STORYLINE, COOL GADGETS, A REAL KICK ASS BADDY WITH HOFFMAN (HE MAKES IT REAL) AND YOU KINDA THINK KILL "CRUISE", BUT...

4.0
0

Review

ROMANTIC TRADEGY. Mr. Cruise had creative differences with ds like director David Fincher (Fight CLub, Se7en) but seemed to have stuck a chord with a guy who has two hit TV shows under his belt. And what a combination it turned out to be. The third sequel to the very successful franchise seems like a 2 hour TV show.
This movie has a total of 60...

2.0
0

Review

IMPOSSIBLY BORING. So says George Lucas. I agree.

2.0
0

Review

One of the longest movies ever, and it wasn't even part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. A great start which kept you wondering through the movie how they were ing to get out of it and then left you suprised at the end. The usual cool tricks with the usual cool crew. Not a lot of chance to warm to the characters but who really cares about that any how? A...

4.0
0

Review

Loved it, for once Tom Cruise looked like he was enjoying what he was doing

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The high-octane juice audiences crave in big-budget action films surges propulsively through "Mission: Impossible III," in large measure due to Tom Cruise, who seems determined to give a persuasive human impersonation of a Ferrari. He succeeds to an almost alarming degree. Debuting director J.J. Abrams orchestrates the billion-dollar franchise's requisite elements with skill and energy, delivering a picture that will serve its purpose in getting Paramount's -- and the industry's -- summer B.O. season off to a bang-up start...

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The thrills come mad hot and wicked sweet in Mission: Impossible III, the movie to beat this summer in the race to push your pulse rate past the danger zone. And please don't ask if the plot makes sense. It didn't the last two times either. Here's what counts: Tom Cruise is back as secret agent Ethan Hunt and he takes it to the limit -- running, jumping, punching, kicking, freefalling and flashing his laser-beam peepers with an intensity that could cut steel...

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

At a point worryingly early on in this first barrage of the mid-year blockbuster season, a pivotal character is injected straight into the ticker. "It's adrenalin," says man-with-syringe Ethan Hunt (Cruise), helpfully. And while he doesn't actually verbalise it, Cruise gives a look that says "and there's plenty more where that came from"...

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

...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. "M:I-3," more than its predecessors, is in the spirit of Lalo Schifrin's sizzling fuse of a theme from the original show -- interpreted here by Kanye West, along with pulse-quickening new compositions by Michael Giacchino. That theme music and the nifty gadgets are the true heart of the "Mission" legacy, and this film brings a good deal of fun to its infatuation with superspy tech. Although it trades in the same high levels of improbability as the previous films, Abrams and his co-scripters inject some humor and emotion, elements sorely lacking in the first two editions...

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

The summer movie season always has an official beginning, even if it gets nudged back a little earlier each year (by 2016, we'll probably be watching The Mighty Thor IV on President's Day). What it no longer has is any real end. The blossom-of-gasoline explosions, the crushed metal, the zippy seamless mutability of a world gone CGI, the heroes who, if not Superman, are always super men - what it all adds up to is Hollywood's endless summer, the ride that never stops...

0

This Mission's not LOST it...

Beats MI 1 and 2 into a cocked hat. Philip Seymour Hoffman is an inspired choice of bad guy and J. J. Abrams directs a solid action movie with some great set pieces that moves along at a fair lick and is never dull. Well worth watching again on DVD - at least to wipe away the sour taste of John Woo's sorry MI 2 mess...

4.0
0

Review

IF YOU LOOOOVE "ALIAS" & OF COURSE "LOST"

THEN MI3 IS FOR YOU AND IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT DIRECTOR I AM TALKING ABOUT THEN MAKE SURE YOU TUNE INTO THE RIGHT CHANNEL AND STOP WATCHING SHORTLAND ST.

MI3 ROCKS, GREAT STORYLINE, COOL GADGETS, A REAL KICK ASS BADDY WITH HOFFMAN (HE MAKES IT REAL) AND YOU KINDA THINK KILL "CRUISE", BUT...

4.0
0

Review

ROMANTIC TRADEGY. Mr. Cruise had creative differences with ds like director David Fincher (Fight CLub, Se7en) but seemed to have stuck a chord with a guy who has two hit TV shows under his belt. And what a combination it turned out to be. The third sequel to the very successful franchise seems like a 2 hour TV show.
This movie has a total of 60...

2.0
0

Review

IMPOSSIBLY BORING. So says George Lucas. I agree.

2.0
0

Review

One of the longest movies ever, and it wasn't even part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. A great start which kept you wondering through the movie how they were ing to get out of it and then left you suprised at the end. The usual cool tricks with the usual cool crew. Not a lot of chance to warm to the characters but who really cares about that any how? A...

4.0
0

Review

Loved it, for once Tom Cruise looked like he was enjoying what he was doing

4.0
0