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Mission: Impossible III Reviews

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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 Source: CHUD | Original Score: 6.9/10

May 3, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 4, 2006
James Berardinelli
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Mission: Impossible III provides lots of action, but too little excitement.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 4, 2006
Donald Munro
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On the menu tonight: a big helping of Cruise's ego.

| Original Score: D+

May 5, 2006
Fernando F. Croce

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

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 30, 2009
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

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

Full Review Source: Eye for Film

August 2, 2007
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

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 Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 4, 2006
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

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 Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 2/4

May 2, 2006
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

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 Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: C+

May 4, 2006
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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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

May 4, 2006
Rob Gonsalves

Without an outsize directorial vision it looks even more like sub-007 than the others did.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

July 18, 2008
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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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 Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 5, 2006
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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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.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

May 4, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Mission: Impossible III is a mixed bag.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 4, 2006
Mike Ward

Fun to watch but ultimately empty, Tom Cruise has found his most fitting metaphor in MI:3.

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May 5, 2006
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

This time, the balance has been tipped, and it isn't in Tom Cruise's favor.

| Original Score: C-

May 14, 2006
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

May 4, 2006
Rubin Safaya

The movie leaves you no sense of reward for having paid attention and everything might as well have been one large dream sequence.

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May 4, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
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It might have enough flash to please those who crave such entertainment films and don't mind if the story is nonsensical.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

May 7, 2006
Arthur Lazere

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.

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May 7, 2006
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
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May 6, 2006
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