Tom Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt, leader of a crack squad of intelligence operatives, in this labyrinthine action-thriller based on the hit 1960s-'70s television series. When a dangerous mission in Prague goes inexplicably wrong, Hunt finds himself out in the cold. A mole has infiltrated the CIA, and suspicions are that it's Hunt. His only chance: Find out who the real mole is and turn the tables. The plan takes him on an incredibly suspenseful infiltration of CIA security, leading to a spectacular chunnel climax that would make Hitchcock proud. Thanks to crisp, inventive direction from Brian De Palma and Danny Elfman's dynamite electronica score (including a catchy update of the original Lalo Schifrin theme), this mission is great fun. The talented roster of stars backing Cruise includes Ving Rhames, Vanessa Redgrave, John Voight, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Jean Reno. A witty script by Robert Towne (CHINATOWN, SHAMPOO) and David Koepp keeps the ball rolling in unexpected directions, with the paranoia always set to high. A box-office record-setter during its original release, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE led to a well-deserved sequel, also with Cruise and Rhames.
|Leading Role:||Emmanuelle Beart, Emmanuelle Beart, Henry Czerny, Henry Czerny, Jean Reno, Jean Reno, Jon Voight, Jon Voight, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Tom Cruise, Tom Cruise, Vanessa Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Ving Rhames, Ving Rhames|
|Director:||Brian De Palma|
|Writer:||Robert Towne, Steven Zaillian|
|Producer:||Paula Wagner, Tom Cruise|
|Score Composer:||Danny Elfman|
Editorial Reviews"...MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE is an explosion of pleasures..."Sight and Sound - p.46-8 - Philip Strick (07/01/1996)"...Stylish, brisk..." -- 3 out of 4 starsUSA Today - p.1D - Mike Clark "...A Rubik's cube that keeps on twisting..." -- Rating: BEntertainment Weekly - p.44 - Owen Gleiberman (06/07/1996)"...Cruise tackles the action genre even more convincingly than he did in TOP GUN....And he looks great, too..."Variety - Greg Evans (05/20/1996)"...Stylish, brisk..." -- 3 out of 4 starsUSA Today - Mike Clark (05/22/1996)A Rubik's cube that keeps on twistingEntertainment Weekly (08/08/2008)MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE is an explosion of pleasuresSight and Sound (08/08/2008)Cruise tackles the action genre even more convincingly than he did in TOP GUN....And he looks great, tooVariety
|Running Time:||106 min.|
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