Good thrill ride of a movie for teens and older.
| Original Score: 4/5
This will go down on my list as the better sequels.
| Original Score: 3/4
Woo lays on his own particular high-octane stylishness so thick the results edge perilously toward self-parody.
Here, Woo just seems to fall back on slow-mo whenever he gets bored, which apparently is often.
| Original Score: 2/5
With all this having been done before, making MI2 interesting or suspenseful truly is an impossible mission.
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
Woo's hysterically hyper visuals and boytoy gimmickry can't camouflage the emptiness of the enterprise.
It doesn't matter how many extra months the director spends creating impressive action scenes. If the audience is not emotionally invested in the fate of the heroes, no amount of explosions will make them care.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The makers don't go out of their way to make this original in any way, but the quality comes through.
| Original Score: B
This sequel seems afraid of confusing people, so much so that it dumbs down the plot to an insulting level.
| Original Score: C-
A more coherent and romantic script.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Rather than a groundbreaking piece of new gadgetry, this thriller is like an old, well-oiled machine.
| Original Score: B+
Woo outwits, outgadgets, outstunts and outdirects the original with one hand tied behind his back.
| Original Score: 3/4
Fans of straight action/adventure may enjoy this film; fans of TV's Mission: Impossible may not recognize it.
| Original Score: 3/5
Despite Cruise's attempts here to be Byronic, there's something strenuous about his soulfulness; he turns everything, even repose, into calisthenics.
By any reasonable measure Mission: Impossible II is a successful action-adventure film.
Tom Cruise's superspy outing is pure summertime satisfaction!
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Mission Impossible 2 offers a bit of escapism and a hefty shot of cinematic adrenalin.
God bless John Woo.
If you're into movies that constantly make you grin like an idiot and mutter "Oh yeah!" over and over, you'll be satisfied.