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Mission: Impossible III Reviews

David Ansen
Newsweek
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...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 Source: Newsweek

November 1, 2007
Ben Walters
Time Out
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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 Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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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 Source: Wall Street Journal

June 22, 2006
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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As idiot movies go, this one is as sub-mental as you might expect.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

May 10, 2006
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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My final reaction to Mission: Impossible III is one of bemused tolerance and even mild absorption in all the silliness.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

May 10, 2006
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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There are no flourishes to savor. Instead, there are big-deal stunts.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

May 9, 2006
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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The grand finale? A fistfight, after which somebody gets run over. Listen, if I want to see that kind of action, I don't go to Shanghai. I don't even go to the movies. I go to the South Bronx and stand outside a bar.

May 8, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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The best of the three.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

May 8, 2006
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
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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If Mission: Impossible 3 is the first pitch of the popcorn-movie season, just two words come to mind -- butter up.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

May 5, 2006
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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What summer movies aspire to -- a slick demonstration of hot buttered entertainment that will probably slide you right out of the theatre before you even stop to ask a logical question or two.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

May 5, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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For all the attempts at adding depth, it's likely that audiences will come away remembering the fireworks.

| Original Score: B

May 5, 2006
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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All the popcorn season really wants is a good reason to see super-fit bodies flying around on a big screen, and M:I:III gits 'er done.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

May 5, 2006
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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Mission: Impossible III will make you jump up and down with exuberance, just like its star.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A-

May 5, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Director Abrams seems to have attended the Tony Scott Extreme Closeup Academy.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic

May 5, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Whatever your feelings about Cruise, Mission: Impossible III is nirvana for thrill seekers.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 4, 2006
Michael Agger
Slate
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For all of the movie's professional craft and lovely vertigo, the experience is like eating popcorn in a guillotine.

Full Review Source: Slate

May 4, 2006
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Director J.J. Abrams, creator of such TV hits as Alias and Lost, makes a reasonably impressive feature debut with the best installment of the series.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 4, 2006
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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
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
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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It's an expertly engineered popcorn movie -- hold the butter substitute -- but it also tries (and fails) to be a love story for the ages.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B+

May 4, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A smart, tightly directed thriller that could serve as the template for film schools teaching Summertime Escapism 101.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

May 4, 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
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
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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[The film] offers up its explosions and chases with minimal artistry.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 4, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Against sizable odds -- a sense that the franchise is played out and its star over-exposed -- Mission: Impossible III delivers.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

May 4, 2006
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Cruise does a remarkable number of his own stunts, and even if we only register that fact unconsciously, it makes for a different action experience.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

May 4, 2006
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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If you've ever wondered what a two-hour episode of Abrams' TV show Alias would look like if he spent $150 million making it, well, now's your chance to find out.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 4, 2006
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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This is the franchise's third film (each with a different director), and it may well be the most successful of the bunch.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 4, 2006
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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M:i:III accomplishes its mission: to run smart variations on dumb tropes. After all, summer movies are not for students but for thrill consumers. Devour and enjoy.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 4, 2006
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The new Mission: Impossible III reestablishes the franchise as America's answer to the 007 series -- brand-name, big-effects, no-nonsense fun with plenty of hold-on-to-your-popcorn action sequences and a theme song that won't leave your head.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

May 4, 2006
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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Logic and humanity would probably gum up the (fire)works. The Mission: Impossible template is about being resourceful, using gadgets in interesting ways to infiltrate the Vatican or swing Tarzan-like over the rooftops of Shanghai.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

May 4, 2006
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Mission: Impossible III is big and fast and silly, but it's never dumb, and it's certainly never boring, either.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

May 4, 2006
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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[Abrams] has come up with a solidly crafted entertainment, a diversion that really diverts once it gets down to business.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 4, 2006
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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M:I III actually gets better as it goes along (and spans the globe).

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

May 4, 2006
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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M:I:3 is big, cacophonous entertainment, crackling and explosive, a giant bag of Pop Rocks for the eyes.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

May 4, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Like its predecessors, M:I III might make a lot of money, but it makes no discernible impression.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

May 4, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A perfect blast-off for the summer movie season and the rare sequel that's notably better than its predecessors.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

May 4, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Uneven but lively.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 4, 2006
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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If the pulse never quite races, the mind does boggle.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 4, 2006
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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Yes, it's fundamentally business as usual, but it's the best kind of business as usual,

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

May 4, 2006
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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It's like Abrams understands the public perception of Cruise's kooky celebrity. So why not embrace it.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B-

May 4, 2006
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Watching Mission: Impossible III, I kept wishing I was at home watching episodes of Alias instead.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

May 3, 2006
Rob Nelson
Village Voice
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"M:i:III" is too oppressive, too enamored of its brutality to deliver anything like real thrills.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 3, 2006
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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A gratifyingly clever, booby-trapped thriller that has enough fun and imagination and dash to more than justify its existence...

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

May 3, 2006
John Anderson
Newsday
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The perfect summer movie -- fast-paced, action-packed, emotionally engaging (without demanding too much investment), and pure, unadulterated eye candy. Whattya want for 10 bucks?

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 3, 2006
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The movie to beat this summer in the race to push your pulse rate past the danger zone. And please don't ask if the plot makes sense.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

May 2, 2006
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
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Although it trades in the same high levels of improbability as the previous films, Abrams and his co-scripters inject some humor and emotion, elements sorely lacking in the first two editions.

May 2, 2006
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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The high-octane juice audiences crave in big-budget action films surges propulsively through Mission: Impossible III, in large measure due to Tom CruiseTom Cruise, who seems determined to give a persuasive human impersonation of a Ferrari.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 2, 2006
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