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Mission: Impossible 2 Reviews

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Ted Murphy
July 12, 2002
M:I-2 takes itself far too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2001
Those hoping for a solid flick using the full talents of people like Woo, Cruise, Rhames, etc. will sadly be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Woo is not able to make the action scenes believable or enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
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
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
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Woo's hysterically hyper visuals and boytoy gimmickry can't camouflage the emptiness of the enterprise.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Without any suspense the film just looks like it's an extended commercial for dudes who think they look cool in throwaway sunglasses.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
The problems here can be summed up thus: 'Produced by Tom Cruise.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
This flick has little intrigue to tie it to its namesake and it comes off more like a very expensive John Woo spoof.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Erik Childress
January 1, 2000
MI2 not only has minimal action, but minimal gadgets, which are essential to any spy film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
...yet another routine action thriller designed to showcase the star appeal of Tom Cruise.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeremiah Kipp
January 27, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David N. Butterworth
January 1, 2000
The silliest movie you'll see this summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
If Mr. Cruise peeled off his face and turned out to have been Chow Yun Fat all along, the picture might be saved.
| Original Score: 3/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
A vaguely absurd epidemiological thriller filled with elaborately superfluous setups and shamelessly stale James Bond riffs.
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Jan Stuart
January 1, 2000
With every fiery explosion, M:I-2 moves further from its source inspiration and closer toward a preadolescent action orgy.
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
M:I-2 is, at its best, more like two-hours of X-Games highlights, with an extremely flaccid story and visual fun.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
M:I-2 is just another summer stock item, like sunscreen and barbecue coals.
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-

Irish Times
January 1, 2000

August 12, 2002
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Ebert & Roeper
October 18, 2008

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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