MISSION IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT ***1/2
For a complete turnabout, run to this movie and don’t ask why or how, just flow with the action! And glory be, this is action as we’ve never seen, even from the intrepid Tom Cruise, who is brilliant at performing his own dare-devil stunts and upping the thrills in each successive ‘Mission’ film. Forget the chases in “Bullitt”, the Bond films or whatever other blockbuster. Here is the ultimate, done with smarts and fun with the old ‘Mission’ crew, including the amusing Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames as Cruise’s trusty sidekicks.
Writer/Director Christopher McQuarrie is back, putting it all together with panache and taking the Mission Impossible gang around the world chasing nuclear threats from a group called the Apostles.
Good for you Tom, for proving those Cruise-haters wrong once again with this breathtaking turn among your more serious works such as, “Born on the 4th of July”, “The Color of Money”, “Rainman”, “Jerry Maguire”, “A Few Good Men”, “The Last Samurai”, “Magnolia”, etc, etc…
It’s been 37 years of an ascending career – that is talent plus staying-power – Bravo!
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Neptune Ravar Ingwersen reviews film extensively for publications in Switzerland. She views 4 to 8 films a week and her aim is to sort the wheat from the chaff for readers.