Mission: Impossible III
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The third entry in Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible film series involves super Impossible Mission Forces (IMF) agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise) being forced back into the field just when he was planning on marrying his girlfriend, Julia (Michelle Monaghan). The agency asks Hunt to save an operative (Keri Russell) he trained after weapons dealer Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman) kidnaps her. With the help of his field team -- played by Ving Rhames, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, and Maggie Q -- Hunt achieves his goal, but becomes involved in a web of double-crosses that leave him wondering if he can… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

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"...this snappy installment is a marked improvement over John Woo's surprisingly dull sequel, though the set pieces lack the elegance and visual coherence of the Brian de Palma original."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"As idiot movies go, this one is as sub-mental as you might expect."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"The best of the first three for its nonstop action and sometimes pulse-pounding excitement."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Abrams' installment into an otherwise mediocre trilogy is entertaining."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Mr. Abrams, it seems, has chosen to accept his mission. And I'll be darned if he doesn't succeed."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"There are plentiful perilous countdowns, most of the set-pieces are impressively mounted and, in its own silly way, the pay-off offers a glancing blow at US foreign policy. Relatable? No. But quite fun."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"My final reaction to Mission: Impossible III is one of bemused tolerance and even mild absorption in all the silliness."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"The latest in the Mission: Impossible franchise, Mission: Impossible III is high on intrigue, but a bit too obvious in its construction to be as effecting as it tries to be."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"Without an outsize directorial vision it looks even more like sub-007 than the others did."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Sit back, and simply enjoy all the spectacular stunt work, chase scenes, f/x, pyrotechnics, gunplay, and comic relief with your brain on idle and a big tub of popcorn in your lap."
‑ Kam Williams, AALBC.com
"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."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"There are no flourishes to savor. Instead, there are big-deal stunts."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Had a pop artist handled this, the franchise could have had its On Her Majesty's Secret Service; with machines directing machines, however, it's closer to its Live and Let Die"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"The sad truth is that Ethan will always be better at saving the world than saving his marriage and fans of the first two films are likely to find the agent's journey of the heart an unwelcome distraction"
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"Given a story that calls for emotion, Cruise shows the turmoil his character is going through"
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
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