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Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Preceded by: Mission: Impossible II (2000)
Succeeded by: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

Director:
J. J. Abrams
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama/Thriller/
Biography
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Mission: Impossible III
RUNNING TIME
124 minutes
Producer:
Tom Cruise
Paula Wagner
Screenwriter (from Bruce Geller's series):
Alex Kurtzman
Roberto Orci
J. J. Abrams


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Ethan Hunt Tom Cruise
Owen Davian Philip Seymour Hoffman
Luther Stickell Ving Rhames
Musgrave Billy Crudup
Julia Meade Michelle Monaghan
Declan Gormey Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Benju Dunn Simon Pegg
Theodore Brassel Laurence Fishburne

 

Review

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.

Copyright 1.11.2006 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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