Mission: Impossible III Reviews

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November 1, 2007
...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.
June 24, 2006
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.
June 22, 2006
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.
Top Critic
May 10, 2006
As idiot movies go, this one is as sub-mental as you might expect.
May 10, 2006
My final reaction to Mission: Impossible III is one of bemused tolerance and even mild absorption in all the silliness.
May 9, 2006
There are no flourishes to savor. Instead, there are big-deal stunts.
May 8, 2006
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
The best of the three.
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 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
If Mission: Impossible 3 is the first pitch of the popcorn-movie season, just two words come to mind -- butter up.
May 5, 2006
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.
May 5, 2006
For all the attempts at adding depth, it's likely that audiences will come away remembering the fireworks.
May 5, 2006
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.
May 5, 2006
Mission: Impossible III will make you jump up and down with exuberance, just like its star.
May 5, 2006
Director Abrams seems to have attended the Tony Scott Extreme Closeup Academy.
May 5, 2006
The film does acknowledge its own ludicrousness with fleeting touches of humour, which makes it a lot more fun than both the De Palma and the Woo efforts.
May 5, 2006
Hoffman steals -- and saves -- the movie as a repellent, lizard-eyed villain.
May 4, 2006
Whatever your feelings about Cruise, Mission: Impossible III is nirvana for thrill seekers.
May 4, 2006
For all of the movie's professional craft and lovely vertigo, the experience is like eating popcorn in a guillotine.
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