Mission: Impossible 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mission: Impossible 2 Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 2, 2016
The worst of John Woo's American films (though that is a competitive race).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
December 8, 2015
If you're looking for two hours of eye candy, you could certainly do worse. But if you want more than grenades and gunfire, you'll have to wait for some other film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
July 28, 2015
Still a fun movie even if it doesn't match the high standards of the rest of the series thanks to Woo bringing his trademark over the top action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Good thrill ride of a movie for teens and older.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
This will go down on my list as the better sequels.
Top Critic
Dennis Harvey
March 27, 2009
Woo lays on his own particular high-octane stylishness so thick the results edge perilously toward self-parody.
Rob Gonsalves
July 18, 2008
Here, Woo just seems to fall back on slow-mo whenever he gets bored, which apparently is often.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
With all this having been done before, making MI2 interesting or suspenseful truly is an impossible mission.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
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.
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Woo's hysterically hyper visuals and boytoy gimmickry can't camouflage the emptiness of the enterprise.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The makers don't go out of their way to make this original in any way, but the quality comes through.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
This sequel seems afraid of confusing people, so much so that it dumbs down the plot to an insulting level.
| Original Score: C-
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 26, 2004
A more coherent and romantic script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Rather than a groundbreaking piece of new gadgetry, this thriller is like an old, well-oiled machine.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Woo outwits, outgadgets, outstunts and outdirects the original with one hand tied behind his back.
| Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Fans of straight action/adventure may enjoy this film; fans of TV's Mission: Impossible may not recognize it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 16, 2003
Despite Cruise's attempts here to be Byronic, there's something strenuous about his soulfulness; he turns everything, even repose, into calisthenics.
Andrew O'Hehir
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
By any reasonable measure Mission: Impossible II is a successful action-adventure film.
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Tom Cruise's superspy outing is pure summertime satisfaction!
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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