Mission: Impossible III
Mission: Impossible III (2006)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 30, 2006
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Fast-paced, with eye-popping stunts and special effects, the latest Mission: Impossible installment delivers everything an action fan could ask for. A thrilling summer popcorn flick.

David Ansen

...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.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

As idiot movies go, this one is as sub-mental as you might expect.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Abrams' high stakes, every second counts pacing gets the best out of franchise star Tom Cruise resulting in easily the series' best pure action installment.

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Ben Walters
Time Out

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.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

My final reaction to Mission: Impossible III is one of bemused tolerance and even mild absorption in all the silliness.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The best of the first three for its nonstop action and sometimes pulse-pounding excitement.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

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.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

There are no flourishes to savor. Instead, there are big-deal stunts.

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Joshua Starnes

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Heim
Not nearly as good as the first but I definitely prefer this to the second one. Once again the plot is nothing mind-blowing (I guarantee you'll forget… More
"Really liked this one. Probably my favorite out of all of them. I loved the cast. A lot of talent in this one. The story was really good too. The action… More
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Candy Rose
Not as good as the first movie but better than the second movie. Ethan (Cruise) has to go to Shanghai to rescue his wife from a criminal involved in deadly bio… More
Sam Barnett
It isn't as amazing to look at as its direct successor, but J.J. Abrams' first feature film as director is still a lot of fun. It's surprisingly… More
Dead Angel
Question: In MI 2, Ethan Hunt almost killed himself for a girl and here he does that again for another girl? I wouldn't say this was awesome but it… More