While some setpieces pop, the overall tone is joylessly cheesy.
over 2 years
Convoluted plot, shaky characterization, making it hard to care beyond an action flick.
over 2 years
Tense, enjoyable, and funny entry to the spy genre. My understanding is MI gets better tho
over 5 years
Nice action and tense set-pieces. Enjoyed it.
over 7 years
It barely has anything to do with "Mission: Impossible," but it's okay.
almost 8 years
This series has grown so much since this first entry. Barely watchable looking back.
Mission: Impossible is a 1996 action thriller directed by Brian De Palma and starring Tom Cruise. Following on from the television series of the same name, the plot follows a new agent, Ethan Hunt and his mission to uncover the mole within the CIA who has framed him for the murders of his entire IMF team. Work on the script had begun early with filmmaker Sydney Pollack on board, before De Palma, Steven Zaillian, David Koepp, and Robert Towne were brought in. In fact, the film went into pre-production without a shooting script. De Palma came up with some action sequences, but neither Koepp nor Towne were satisfied with the story that leads up to these events.
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