Mission: Impossible

1996 "Expect the impossible."
7.2| 1h50m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 22 May 1996 Released
Producted By: Paramount
Country: United States of America
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When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt now must ferret out the real double agent and, in the process, even the score.

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Bereamic Awesome Movie
Invaderbank The film creates a perfect balance between action and depth of basic needs, in the midst of an infertile atmosphere.
Dirtylogy It's funny, it's tense, it features two great performances from two actors and the director expertly creates a web of odd tension where you actually don't know what is happening for the majority of the run time.
AshUnow This is a small, humorous movie in some ways, but it has a huge heart. What a nice experience.
Ashleigh Miller I personally really like Mission Impossible and find the theme tune of it really iconic and makes me really happy and like a little child again. The film is a great action movie and sets up the series of films really well as we can understand Ethan better due to this film. I also like the twist that is in this film and how Ethan comes to knowing who the mole within the oranisation is.
MSB Reviews If you enjoy reading my Spoiler-Free reviews, please follow my blog :)Mission: Impossible - Fallout is coming out next week, so naturally I decided to watch and review every single movie of the franchise. With so many remakes and reboots of famous sagas, it is a breath of relief that M:I is actually one that makes sense to keep doing. Since the third installment that it keeps continuously improving on the previous film and the evolution of visual effects didn't even affect the movies' essence. If there's one thing that this franchise is known for, is the realistic and practical method of filming action, instead of the CGI which is being used in excess more and more each day that goes by.By the time of the original release of this film, Tom Cruise was not yet an action movie icon. He was still trying to prove himself, and this was the film that started it all. Not only he portrays an exceptional character, but he tremendously elevates it when it comes to the action moments. He is also really expressive in the suspenseful scenes, and he is directly connected to some of the most prominent and extraordinary tension moments in the action movies history.Ethan Hunt, our hero, is very well-written and extremely interesting. The several ways by which he tries to decipher who framed him are filled with great details, amplified by the remarkable work of Brian DePalma, as the director. Excellent shots and phenomenal control of the tension in every scene. For a film released more than 20 years ago, most of its craft still holds up pretty well.As for the remaining cast, Ving Rhames stands out as Luther since he brings a very cool and funny vibe to the movie. Jon Voight portrays Hunt's boss, Jim Phelps, and he definitely leaves a good impression. Everyone else just serves the plot as it goes and that is my main issue with this first installment. If there's one thing that the audience members of 1996 and 2018 have in common is that they want easy-to-follow stories and big, brainless, illogical action ...I praise Mission: Impossible because it really tries to have a mysterious storyline. After all, we are watching an espionage film. However, even with me paying attention to every single line, it is undoubtedly confusing, to say the least. There are a lot of details in the screenplay that just don't quite come together at the end. The antagonist's motivations are a bit unclear as well as the ones from the characters related to it. The action set pieces are filled with special effects, but the beginning of incredible practical stunts started with this one. Like I wrote above, one of the most iconic, suspenseful scenes in movie history, is when Hunt tries to break into the CIA. That scene alone makes action films nowadays look like an absolute waste of time and money. The amount of tension build up during that moment is ridiculous. The lack of background music is astonishingly ballsy, and it totally works. Everything about that scene is pure perfection!Throughout the movie, there are more than a couple of practical stunts but the ending kind of ruins it all. A completely illogical and absurd action sequence to end such a great film frustrates me a little bit, even considering the fact that this movie was not released in this century. I don't think it needed to be this "blockbuster-y," and it breaks the realistic feel that the film had until that point.Before I forget, the score ... It is an impossible mission (ha...ha...ha) to forget the famous spy theme song. It is the tangible proof of the overwhelming success of this movie. It became the ringtone for most phones and even people that didn't watch any of the M:I films know the recognizable tone. Regarding the other definition of tone, it is another aspect that DePalma seamlessly balanced. The pacing never breaks down, and I didn't feel bored or distracted for a single second.The first installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise still incredibly holds up 20 years later. Tom Cruise is the living evidence of the movie's success as he became one of the most iconic action film stars. DePalma's last great movie is filled with excellent direction, a very captivating protagonist, some fantastic action scenes and a memorable soundtrack. However, in the writing department, things went a little overboard and the plot is too confusing. The ending action sequence is a bit of a letdown, but the frenetic pacing provides a blast of entertainment and one of the most influential action films of all-time.
arjunflamingfeather The moment in 'Mission Impossible' the cinema is the comprehension of what is cinema to the fourth world countries which is a set of digital footage which has been recorded to preserve a movement in two dimension and which has a sequence. The English language speaking and reading public in the fourth world countries are set to watch mission impossible: national geographical has entrepreneurs travelling to these parts. The nations at the far corners of the world are countries graded by wealth: gross domestic products but cinema halls in these parts are few. Cinema has a reach because digital media is the part of recording that is being reviewed for the movie that 'we' have seen. The proof that it is fiction is the page that opens certain movies like Mission Impossible: Fallout in the year two thousand and eighteen. The cinema which aired in the third world on Friday is Mission Impossible which with a translation to the fourth world countries is the language spoken 'here'. Please watch Mission Impossible starring Tom Cruise.
NikkoFranco So our dear Mister Tom Cruise found himself a golden goose by making a franchise of their borrowed, highly successful title. However in all those 5 or 6 ? parts, the very best for me is the very first one. Why - because it has many unforgettable elements that are still being re-enacted in comic acts, satire, action etc. Also the cast is able to showcase that mystery , that air of suspense that isn't there anymore in the sequels . What happened is that everyone has shifted their expectations of a flawless story into flawless stunts. It became a victim of its own succcess, just like with many other blockbusters. Tom Cruise , with all his running here, there and everywhere, has been and always is eye candy. Jon Voight as the ultimate nemesis is no surprise as the man has plenty of character. Vanessa Redgrave as Max has to be crowned as the queen of scenestealing because she owned the character, Max and Max owned her. Highly entertaining value even after twenty years.