Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name. 3.1 out of 5 based on 16 reviews
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Omniscore:

Certificate 12A
Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director Brad Bird
Cast Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg, Léa Seydoux, Josh Holloway, Mikael Nyqvist Tom Cruise
Studio Paramount Pictures UK
Release Date December 2011
Running Time 133 mins
 

The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.

Reviews

The Daily Mail

Chris Tookey

No one’s going to pretend this film is deep or meaningful but, at its best, it really is pretty awesome.

14/12/2011

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The Daily Telegraph

Tim Robey

The plotting has a glumly generic quality, and the down-time could have done with some snappier punchlines: it’s crying out for more jokes about Russians making a comeback as the baddies du jour, so that we don’t just feel we’re watching one of the early Brosnan Bonds with a tech upgrade.

22/12/2011

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The Times

Wendy Ide

A frenzied intercontinental game of hopscotch, it feels as though it was written during the mother of all caffeine binges ... But then, since the narrative is just a framework on which to hang some of the most impressive action sequences of the year, the shortcomings in the story don’t matter nearly as much as they should.

23/12/2011

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Total Film

Neil Smith

A film that delivers two hours plus of thrilling blockbuster entertainment with a goofy grin on its face. Not only that, but it scores a first by staging a punch-up in an automated car park.

12/12/2011

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Screen

Tim Grierson

The movie’s occasional heartfelt moments are noticeably flat – but [Bird's] showmanship is superb, which proves far more important. Without being overly showy or self-conscious with his camera setups, Bird keeps this two-hour-plus film zipping along nicely with smart, efficient action filmmaking.

08/12/2011

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The Los Angeles Times

Kenneth Turan

Another unswerving performance by Cruise, whose onscreen commitment to the role is key to making these two-fisted tales — not to mention lines like "nobody leaves this hotel alive" — believable. If Rhino the hamster in the animated "Bolt" ate danger for breakfast, Hunt eats it for lunch and dinner too.

16/12/2011

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The New York Times

Manohla Dargis

The wolfish Cruise smile seems tighter, at times reluctant, despite Mr. Bird’s efforts to lighten the mood with banter (much of it supplied by a chattering Mr. Pegg) ... Unexpectedly, though, [Cruise's] age and inescapable gravitas work for “Ghost Protocol,” partly because they invest the outrageous stunts with a real sense of risk.

15/12/2011

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Empire Magazine

Nick de Semlyen

Still not an essential series like Bourne or Bond, but this entry has a refreshingly light touch and some of the best action of 2011.

19/12/2011

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The Evening Standard

Derek Malcolm

Cruise never likes to be second best and here performs his various feats with the kind of slightly weary aplomb that suggests he has seen it all before and may be becoming a little too old for it. It could be the last hurrah for him in this sort of caper.

23/12/2011

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The Financial Times

Nigel Andrews

Cruise “does his own stunts”. These include the smirk, the hair-toss, the head jut, the finger-jab and all the other Cruise athleticisms we know and, if hard pressed by Hollywood, love.

22/12/2011

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

Solid entertainment

22/12/2011

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

Brad Bird whips it along with such verve, and at such a pace, that – daft as it is – the thing works.

23/12/2011

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Time Out

Tom Huddleston

Just another enjoyable, unambitious action movie, sure to satisfy fans of the first three, but unlikely to convert those for whom the prospect of Tom Cruise climbing things and shooting people is of scant interest.

19/12/2011

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The Sunday Times

Cosmo Landesman

It’s like a stale old Bond tale gone berserk.

08/12/2011

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The Independent on Sunday

Nicholas Barber

Once you've seen Cruise do six impossible things before breakfast, it's difficult to care about the seventh.

18/12/2011

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The Scotsman

Alistair Harkness

Spectacular only in its awfulness, the fourth instalment of the patchy Mission: Impossible series sets action movies back a good 30 years with deadening set-pieces, tonal inconsistencies and irritating characters.

22/12/2011

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