Mission: Impossible 2
Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)

Director John Woo brings Hong Kong-style martial arts action to this comic book-flavored sequel that eschews the complicated plot and political maneuverings of its predecessor in favor of pure, adrenaline-charged thrills. Tom Cruise returns… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 31, 2000
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2000
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Your cranium may crave more substance, but your eyes will feast on the amazing action sequences.

Dennis Harvey

Woo lays on his own particular high-octane stylishness so thick the results edge perilously toward self-parody.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Despite Cruise's attempts here to be Byronic, there's something strenuous about his soulfulness; he turns everything, even repose, into calisthenics.

Antonia Quirke
Independent on Sunday

John Woo's Mission: Impossible 2 is the biggest film of the year so far, and it's nothing, nothing at all. No one will like it much. No one will love it.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

For all my profound reservations about the whole project, I wound up liking it more, or, at least disliking it less, than I had anticipated. Thandie Newton is the biggest reason.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It's fun. It's laughable. It has moments of excitement, moments of sheer idiocy and moments of sheer idiotic excitement.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The worst of John Woo's American films (though that is a competitive race).

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Woo's hysterically hyper visuals and boytoy gimmickry can't camouflage the emptiness of the enterprise.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

A strained sequel to a feature rip-off of an old television show with a stealable theme song. On screen and off, no one's getting marks for originality here.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Still a fun movie even if it doesn't match the high standards of the rest of the series thanks to Woo bringing his trademark over the top action sequences.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Heim
Not a bad movie if you are just looking for great action but mentally it's hard for me to accept this movie as a sequel to the original because it feels… More
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Ethan Hunt recruits the skills of a beautiful jewel thief to recover a lethal virus that was stolen by a rogue IMF agent. Brian De Palma's attempt to make… More
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Candy Rose
Ethan (Tom Cruise) is sent to Sydney to find and destroy a GM disease. Not as good as the first one. Motorbike stunts are cool!
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Chris Weber
I actually do like this movie, because it does have it's merits, but I think it went in the wrong direction this time around. First of all, John Woo is a… More