Mission: Impossible III Reviews

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May 7, 2006
Tom Cruise has moved the franchise into much smarter and more emotionally involving territory. If only he had moved a little bit farther in that direction.
May 7, 2006
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.
May 7, 2006
It might have enough flash to please those who crave such entertainment films and don't mind if the story is nonsensical.
May 6, 2006
Although fast and full of explosions, this franchise is starting to look too formulaic, and familiar, for comfort.
May 6, 2006
Here we are again for a third jog around Mission Impossible track and it's turning into a very tired experience.
May 6, 2006
"There comes a time when bold becomes stupid." Truer words were rarely said.
May 5, 2006
The original TV show's premise, which is still used in every sequel, "Expect the impossible," falls flat with the ease of technological input into a film.
May 5, 2006
MI:3 get Cruise's Kitten some Mittens! A textbook summer popcorn flick that will entertain while watching, but instantly forgettable and runs out of steam early in the 3rd act. Could I be less passionate about a film that I liked?
May 5, 2006
On the menu tonight: a big helping of Cruise's ego.
May 5, 2006
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.
May 5, 2006
More attention to story and character would have paid off dividends in a more satisfying all-around movie. Instead, what we get is a tepid fireworks display.
May 5, 2006
M: I III feels like one of the more forgettable James Bond films -- saddled, moreover, with a star who's sliding into self-parody.
May 5, 2006
It does crackle with energy, but M:I III feels like yesterday's news, so 20th century.
May 5, 2006
Despite the welcome addition of a romantic relationship to Ethan's life and the complications that it brings, the film is essentially a series of big action sequences so overpowering that we forget just what our heroes are trying to accomplish.
May 5, 2006
Repetitive and derivative, M:I III is a little more than two hours long -- but it feels like three.
May 5, 2006
One can't help but feel disappointed by the totality of the effort; for all its apocalyptic pyrotechnics and high-octane stunts, it fails to muster so much as a single moment to compare with the riveting simplicity of the first film's NOC-stealing scene.
May 5, 2006
Director Abrams seems to have attended the Tony Scott Extreme Closeup Academy.
May 5, 2006
The only thing more boring than nothing happening is a lot of nothings happening.
May 5, 2006
Fun to watch but ultimately empty, Tom Cruise has found his most fitting metaphor in MI:3.
May 5, 2006
Lacking Bond's refinement and good humor or the comparable realism of the Bourne Identity franchise, M:I 3 ends up as just another forgettable action movie.
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