Mission: Impossible 2 Reviews

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March 6, 2018
"M:I-2," as the new Mission: Impossible is tagged, is a slick, expensive, bullet-ridden thriller that is oddly dull -- the last thing you'd expect.
March 27, 2009
Woo lays on his own particular high-octane stylishness so thick the results edge perilously toward self-parody.
October 18, 2008
If the first movie was entertaining as sound, fury and movement, this one is more evolved, more confident, more sure-footed in the way it marries minimal character development to seamless action.
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.
February 9, 2006
Woo's hysterically hyper visuals and boytoy gimmickry can't camouflage the emptiness of the enterprise.
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.
June 18, 2002
It's fun. It's laughable. It has moments of excitement, moments of sheer idiocy and moments of sheer idiotic excitement.
March 22, 2002
A strained sequel to a feature rip-off of an old television show with a stealable theme song. On screen and off, no one's getting marks for originality here.
January 1, 2000
A vaguely absurd epidemiological thriller filled with elaborately superfluous setups and shamelessly stale James Bond riffs.
January 1, 2000
In the end, Mission: Impossible 2 is really The Tom Cruise Show, and it's not an entirely successful endeavor.
January 1, 2000
M:I-2 does have a more understandable story than its predecessor -- Robert Towne gets sole credit for it. But it isn't told well.
January 1, 2000
Mission: Impossible 2 is pure escapism and never pretends to be anything else.
January 1, 2000
The film continually halts the action to repeat the plot to us, sometimes word for word.
January 1, 2000
The plot lacks the deftness of the first film.
January 1, 2000
Even the most spectacular things Woo unleashes here feel strangely impersonal.
January 1, 2000
Check your brains at the popcorn stand and hang on for a spectacular ride.
January 1, 2000
The script, by Robert Towne isn't just coherent, it's also occasionally funny in self-referential ways.
January 1, 2000
M:I-2 is just another summer stock item, like sunscreen and barbecue coals.
January 1, 2000
Woo is in fine form.
January 1, 2000
It's eye candy that detonates.
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