Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (Film) Review

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

Released: 21st December 2011
Director: Brad Bird
Starring: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Vladimir Mashkov
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 133

Stylish, fast-paced, and loaded with gripping set pieces, the fourth Mission: Impossible is big-budget popcorn entertainment that really works.

This is not just another mission. The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Ghost Protocol is initiated and Ethan Hunt and his rogue new team must go undercover to clear their organization's name. No help, no contact, off the grid. You have never seen a mission grittier and more intense than this. -- (C) Paramount

David Denby (New Yorker) said:
""Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol" is sheer hurtling mechanism-and it's great silly fun."

Peter Bradshaw (Guardian [UK]) said:
"Solid entertainment."

Tim Robey (Daily Telegraph) said:
"A lot of credit goes to Cruise here, who's succeeded over these four films in making Ethan Hunt into a strangely intriguing alter ego."

(Film4) said:
"One mission too many."

Richard Corliss (TIME Magazine) said:
"I'm thinking it, so I might as well say it: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is no Fast Five."

Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) said:
"This is Cruise's show and the actor brings the role a startling athletic grace and becoming maturity. If someone asks you what a true movie star is, point to Cruise."

Claudia Puig (USA Today) said:
"Mission:Impossible - Ghost Protocol is easily the best of the lot."

Andrew O'Hehir (Salon.com) said:
"The most exciting action flick of the year, by a huge margin."

Manohla Dargis (New York Times) said:
"Gets back to action basics with globe-trotting, nifty gadgets, high-flying stunts and less loquacious villainy."

Kenneth Turan (Los Angeles Times) said:
"Bird has done a stylish and involving job here, turning in an entertaining production that's got considerable visual flair, especially in its action-heavy Imax sections."

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