Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

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Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation continues the franchise's thrilling resurgence -- and proves that Tom Cruise remains an action star without equal.



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With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet.

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Tom Cruise
as Ethan Hunt
Jeremy Renner
as William Brandt
Ving Rhames
as Luther Strickell
Rebecca Ferguson
as Ilsa Faust
Alec Baldwin
as Alan Hunley
Sean Harris
as Solomon Lane
Jens Hultén
as Janik Vinter
Rachel Ritfeld
as CIA Agent
Nigel Barber
as Chairman
Jess Williams
as Stewardess
Jessica Williams
as Stewardess
Sean Cronin
as Unknown Agent
Mark Preston
as Commuter
Judit Novotnik
as Cafe Guest
Lasco Atkins
as CIA Agent
Solomon B Taiwo
as Passer By
Shina Shihoko Nagai
as CIA Supervisor
Debra Leigh-Taylor
as Charity Event Guest
Robert Maaser
as Assassin/ Police Officer
Mingus Johnston
as Lead Biker
Christopher Marsh
as Businessman
Christopher March
as Businessman
Eva-Marie Becker
as Lighting Technician
Asim Ahmad
as CIA Analyst Nathaniel Rollins
Tom Coulston
as Chancellor's Aide
Tony Paul West
as Suspect at the Opera
Noni Harrison
as Cafe Guest
Joanne Manchester
as Charity Event Guest
Bruce Lawrence
as Prime Minister's Bodyguard 1
Vauxhall Jermaine
as US Marine Jones
Sharon Forbes
as Commuter
Wolfgang Stegemann
as Flautist Assassin
Daniel Eghan
as Moroccon Dignitary
James Weber-Brown
as IMF Operator
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Critic Reviews for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

All Critics (309) | Top Critics (48)

  • With Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, we're getting the best Bond movie since Casino Royale in 2006.

    Dec 14, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • The franchise has gradually refined its combination of jaw-dropping action set pieces and sleekly cool world of espionage into something that's approaching pop perfection.

    Aug 7, 2015
  • Of the many heists and grabs that litter the movie, none is as blatant as the deft, irrepressible manner in which Ferguson, displaying a light smile and a brisk way with a knife, steals the show.

    Aug 3, 2015 | Full Review…
  • You don't overcome the "impossible" by thinking it over a little more carefully. You overcome it through the application of sheer, unvarnished willpower, a quality that Cruise has always possessed in abundance.

    Aug 1, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Everything, even Alec Baldwin's tight and itchy turn as a CIA buzzkill, is mere window-dressing to Cruise's attempts to kill himself on-screen.

    Jul 31, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie, whose action movie skills are at best high-adequate, compensates by being good at interpersonal stuff. He can make us feel for the characters as something more than action toys.

    Jul 31, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

  • Jan 18, 2017
    Another energetic, pleasingly implausible through ride with Ethan hunt and company. This time he gets His best female rival/love interest since Emanuelle Beart in the original. Like in ghost protocol, the action is nearly nonstop but creatively drawn such as a hair-raising motorcycle chase and then under water infiltration that you don't feel like you're watching the same thing again and again. just throw out that my two and three and you've got one of the greatest action movie trilogies.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 28, 2016
    Pretty boring, honestly. Confusing and dumb action scenes. And it needs to be half an hour shorter. Not my type of thing at all.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 04, 2016
    I don't remember much of Ghost Protocol, the previous film in the MI franchise, but looking back at its description on this site, starts off with a very similar premise. The IMF is shut down, essentially, in both movies. So that was strange, even though in this film it's, ultimately, revealed to be part of a set-up, but it was still strange to see the film pretty much do the same thing at the beginning as the previous film in the franchise. But that's really irrelevant in the long run, because what matters is that this movie is an absolute blast to watch. When you talk about popcorn entertainment at the movies, this is the picture that I imagine in my mind. Not that it's the best popcorn movie I've ever seen, but there's no denying that the Mission Impossible franchise, ever since Christopher McQuarrie has taken over the creative helm, has seen a creative resurgence with both Ghost Protocol and this movie. Perhaps that's the wrong term to use, because it's not like these films have reinvented the espionage genre, far from it. It's not that it plays to the genres tropes and cliches, but it does what it does so well that it doesn't really need to reinvent the wheel with its story or its approach. As they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. The narrative itself isn't anything to write home about. A terrorist creating havoc around the world manipulates the IMF and British Intelligence to do his doing, there's globetrotting, cool spy gadgets, exciting action sequences. And the latter is really where the movie shines. The highlights include a pretty damn cool scene at the Vienna Opera House, the car chase in Morocco, the underwater sequence where Ethan has to switch security profiles. And this all happens before the climax. So, unfortunately, because of that, the climax itself ends up feeling anticlimactic. Don't get me wrong, it's satisfying to finally see the IMF take down the man that has bested them at almost every turn, but to do so with the ease they did sort of took something away from that satisfaction. Then again, this villain was more of an 'intellectual' as opposed to someone who could hold his own in a fight, so maybe they felt that outsmarting him was the most apropos way to take him down. It still felt a little anticlimactic given everything we had seen prior to that, but I get the reasoning behind that. The film's casting is also really strong and there's great interplay between them all. Rebecca Ferguson is an absolute stunner and a more than welcome addition to the franchise. Mission Impossible is in an interesting position, it somewhat exists in its own little world. What I mean by that is that, while each installment seems to be a major success at the box office, and critically well-received as well, it doesn't seem to be a franchise that a lot of people think of when they think of major franchises. They're more likely to pick out something from Marvel or Star Wars. As far as espionage goes, I think Bond is obviously far more famous, but I think there's far more talk about the Bourne franchise. Mission Impossible is a series that comes, does its thing, shows everybody how it's done, leaves and is not seen or heard from until the next movie comes out. So that's why I feel that it hasn't reached the mainstream limelight as some of the other series I mentioned. But that's neither here nor there and it isn't really relevant to my thoughts about the film. Honestly, I don't know if this was missing something, like I wasn't really connected to the characters. They're likable and all, but there's no real emotional attachment to anyone that's not Simon Pegg. But this is a really damn good movie, it's actually pretty close to great. So I would very easily recommend this movie, I had a lot of fun watching it and it should be a great watch with friends. Really good movie here.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Aug 17, 2016
    So after all that, I'm pretty convinced that the Mission: Impossible series just isn't for me. That being said, how many film franchises can say that their fifth instalment was also their best? Probably just this one, and, maybe Fast & Furious. There's actually a lot of parallels between those two lines of movies. Pertaining specifically to Mission: Impossible though, this one truly is the best of the bunch in my opinion. It has it's most complete female role to date, in fact, you could say that of any character. This is the first film that doesn't feel like it entirely hinges on Ethan Hunt's input. The characters surrounding him are actual people with their own personalities and ideas. And maybe it's just that I've watched him do it five times in the past three days, but honestly I even sort of bought Tom Cruise in an action role this time around. Crazy. Final rating:?? 1/2 - Had a lot that appealed to me, didn't quite work as a whole.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer

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