Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Blessed with arguably the most intelligent script of the series, Mission: Impossible III is a highly engaging and constantly intriguing picture. Thematically, however, it's as dull as anything you'll see - boasting a macro-villain with apparently no motivation as well as the worn 'left-behind-wife-of-careerist'-yarn. Tom Cruise never was at his most credible in human drama, but once he gets himself into the fairly high-strung action scenes, he is both commanding and smart. Philip Seymour Hoffman (finally) has a one-dimensional role, but he still is able to get a couple of memorable single-scene performances out of it. The film remains suspenseful throughout, thanks to tight direction and the clever script. Only when the Billy Crudup-character makes a ridicule of himself does the movie lack credibility. But by then you'll have had tons of fun.