Mission: Impossible III (2006)



Critic 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.

Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of frenetic violence and menace, disturbing images and some sensuality)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 30, 2006
Box Office: $133.4M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


as Ethan Hunt

as Musgrave

as Lindsey Farris

as Zhen Lei

as Benji Dunn

as Brownway

as Theodore Brassel

as Davian's translator

as Davian's bodyguard

as Julia's Kidnapper

as Rachael

as Mother

as Party goer

as Party goer

as Party goer

as Minister

as Lindsey's mother

as Lindsey's father

as Hospital chaplain

as Nurse Sally

as Roadblock driver

as Roadblock driver

as Roadblock Driver

as Vatican video room g...

as Greeting Priest

as Vatican Gate Guard

as IMF agent

as Vatican Gate Guard

as Monsignore

as IMF officer

as Hospital Employee

as IMF Agent Pete

as IMF head of security

as Airline worker

as Janitor

as Torturer
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Critic Reviews for Mission: Impossible III

All Critics (222) | Top Critics (49)

...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.

Full Review… | November 1, 2007
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 22, 2006
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 29, 2015
Lyles' Movie Files

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

Full Review… | December 5, 2011
Movie Metropolis

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.

Full Review… | April 8, 2011

Audience Reviews for Mission: Impossible III

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 about it minutes after watching) but the action will surely impress (my favorite being the harrowing bridge scene and the humorous Vatican break-in) and I like that there is more of a focus on the Impossible Mission Force team instead of just a pure Tom Cruise-vehicle. Plus having Simon Pegg never hurt manners.

Plus props to Philip Seymour Hoffman for being able to turn an overall generic stock spy movie bad guy and instill an intimidating and unsettling presence. What a great actor!!

Christopher Heim
Christopher Heim

Super Reviewer



Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

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 funny, it makes you care about its characters, and its action is super slick.

Sam Barnett
Sam Barnett

Super Reviewer

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