Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

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, 96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • With world-threatening stakes and epic set pieces to match that massive title, Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One proves this is still a franchise you should choose to accept.
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    Sergio Burstein Los Angeles Times
    The film can be enjoyed as irrefutable proof of what can be done with this type of proposal when placed in the right hands. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Like a motorcycle leaping off a mountain, this movie has very high highs and very low lows... But as soon as the action started, especially the last action set pieces, I could've rolled right into the sequel immediately.
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    Adam KempenaarFilmspotting
    The stunts are enough to make it a good time… They’re not enough to make it a great movie, or even a great Mission: Impossible movie. Like its AI villain, Reckoning may have become too self aware.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is absolutely a mixed bag of tricks. The high points are stratospheric, but the low ones are frequently head-scratching.
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    Dwight BrownDwightBrownInk.com
    Adrenaline-pumping sequences, flirtatious interludes, high pitch drama and a save-the-world plot do their jobs. However, something about the process doesn’t feel new.
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    Thelma AdamsAARP Movies for Grownups
    Kudos to Cruise for knowing his audience and how to please it. He nails a nearly impossible mission: becoming the summer’s box office savior riding a sequel, again, while performing stunts that would terrify actors half his age.
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    Calum CooperThe People's Movies
    Blending a good mix of easily identifiable stakes and intricate psychological strategizing that feels like six dimensional chess at times, it is a film with constant momentum and breakneck pacing.
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    Shakyl LambertCGMagazine
    The fact that the now 61(!)-year-old Cruise is still willing to push his physical limits to this level for the sake of doing cool stuff on screen is as admirable as it is truly insane.
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    Dana BarbutoBoston Movie News
    The movies are built around death-defying showcases of suspense and bravado that grow increasingly more mind-boggling with each sequel.
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    Joonatan ItkonenToisto.net
    Dead Reckoning is a victim of its own high standard. By now, we know how superlative the Mission: Impossible series can be. Anything less feels like a step down, and a step down felt unthinkable until now.
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