Mission: Impossible III Reviews

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May 3, 2006
This is a movie that is already slipping out of my mind and will probably never be revisited - or even thought about - again.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.9/10
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 4, 2006
There is a theory that action is exciting and dialogue is boring. My theory is that variety is exciting and sameness is boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
May 4, 2006
Mission: Impossible III provides lots of action, but too little excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
May 5, 2006
On the menu tonight: a big helping of Cruise's ego.
| Original Score: D+
Fernando F. Croce
August 30, 2009
Had a pop artist handled this, the franchise could have had its On Her Majesty's Secret Service; with machines directing machines, however, it's closer to its Live and Let Die
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
August 2, 2007
The sad truth is that Ethan will always be better at saving the world than saving his marriage and fans of the first two films are likely to find the agent's journey of the heart an unwelcome distraction
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
May 4, 2006
Shallow to its core and as propulsive as a runaway locomotive, it's the most blatantly summer movie-ish of the Mission Impossibles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
May 2, 2006
This will not be seen as a disappointment like the last one was, but it is not much of an advance either -- even if it is in the right direction
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
May 4, 2006
While there's nothing wrong with M:I III... I found myself wondering if we really needed to bother getting off the couch for it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
May 4, 2006
Although he slams into stationary objects with his customary zeal, Tom Cruise is off his game here, sabotaged by a misguided attempt to shade his character with gray.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
July 18, 2008
Without an outsize directorial vision it looks even more like sub-007 than the others did.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
May 5, 2006
Abrams knows how to frame a shot and how to propulsively push both action and love stories, but logic continues to elude him as much as it did De Palma and Woo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
May 4, 2006
Cruise is the same guy with the same look on his face all the time: part panic, part adrenaline rush, his eyes lightly squinting and his mouth slightly agape.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 4, 2006
Mission: Impossible III is a mixed bag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike Ward
May 5, 2006
Fun to watch but ultimately empty, Tom Cruise has found his most fitting metaphor in MI:3.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
May 14, 2006
This time, the balance has been tipped, and it isn't in Tom Cruise's favor.
| Original Score: C-
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 4, 2006
A dark film filled with improbable stunts and unbelievable plot developments that uses women as props and objects just to keep the mayhem and the momentum going full tilt.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rubin Safaya
May 4, 2006
The movie leaves you no sense of reward for having paid attention and everything might as well have been one large dream sequence.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 7, 2006
It might have enough flash to please those who crave such entertainment films and don't mind if the story is nonsensical.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Arthur Lazere
May 7, 2006
The single admirable attribute of 'Mission: Impossible III' is the technical expertise that goes into the making of the action sequences. Aside from that, [it's] ordinary and forgettable.
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012

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May 6, 2006
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