• choombaz

    ★★★½ Rewatched by choombaz 27 Jul, 2014

    I've seen this before and loved it but on a second viewing it seems a bit flat and lifeless. Maybe with that first screening at IMAX the visuals overwhelm you but when you watch it on a regular sized screen all you have are the characters and the situations and if they aren't compelling it kind of becomes rote. Or maybe that's a good thing something that can only be truly appreciated on the big screen? I had the exact same reaction with GRAVITY.

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  • Odeon

    ★★½ Added by Odeon

    A surprisingly watchable popcorn action, though Simon Pegg seemed like an oddly over the top addition, and didn't mesh well with Cruise's tendency to take the role seriously. However this was certainly a marked improvement on Abrams' took-itself-way-too-seriously previous installment. Delivering spectacle, action set-pieces, and exotic locations while still finding a way to keep a seemingly-irrelevant franchise fresh and entertaining is a feat, if not a hallmark of truly great cinema.

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  • Michael "PhantomKnight" Dennos

    ★★★ Rewatched by Michael "PhantomKnight" Dennos 22 Jul, 2014

    I can see why most would consider this their favorite of the M:I franchise, but I can't go that far. Overall, Ghost Protocol is reasonably entertaining, but a few things bother me about it. First of all, the thirty-one minute Dubai sequence is fantastic, and such a great example of thrilling action filmmaking; there's not one moment during that whole stretch that isn't tense or exciting. Also, the Kremlin sequence is very good, too. Unfortunately, the rest of the movie…

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  • Victor Krause

    ★★★★½ Watched by Victor Krause 22 Jul, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Jon_Kissel

    ★★★★ Watched by Jon_Kissel 29 Jun, 2014

    With four movies over almost 20 years, the Mission: Impossible franchise has spotty output, but a steadily improving track record. Cycling through one well-known director after another, the series went for a novice in Brad Bird for Ghost Protocol. Bird may never have worked in live-action before, but he has gone 3-for-3 in animation. He takes to real actors like a Scientologist to crazy statements, resulting in the best film of the series.

    Taking the typical globe-hopping approach, Ghost Protocol…

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  • Connor Ewing

    ★★★ Rewatched by Connor Ewing 19 Jul, 2014

    Tom Cruise doing what Tom Cruise does.

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  • Alec Price

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Alec Price 26 Jun, 2014

    Easily the most enjoyable Mission since the first instalment, Ghost Protocol is also the first to more fully embrace the team dynamic of the original TV series. Cruise is still firmly in the driving seat, but Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton and Simon Pegg combine to make for an appealing unit, and one which for the first time in this series you could actually see returning. This is also the lightest in tone, no doubt the influence of director Brad Bird…

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  • Stef

    ★★★★ Watched by Stef 06 Aug, 2012

    Surprisingly entertaining. I think I've seen the other movies in the franchise, but I obviously can't remember any of them, because I was expecting a standard action movie and instead got an action comedy. Or maybe this movie just stands apart from the others.

    I'm tempted to give this movie five stars simply because of the Swedish villain (who, as a Swede, I cannot take serious to save my life, because Swedish isn't really a language that instills fear in…

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  • Mark Wingerter

    ★★★★½ Added by Mark Wingerter

    The thing that is amazing about the Mission Impossible franchise is that each movie gets better and better. And they are all good. So by that definition, this is the best of them. And it really is. Seemlessly directed by Brad Bird and infused with energy by a great cast and Tom Cruise in his zone, it is terribly exciting and very smart. It is what you want from not just an MI movie but from an espionage action thriller. Great movie.

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  • maxthesax

    ★★★½ Watched by maxthesax 13 Jul, 2014

    As is frequently the case with Hollywood blockbuster, big tent summer spy/action films, it’s best to check your brain at the door and just enjoy the ride when it is a good one – which MI: Ghost Protocol certainly is.

    It contains a rather interesting story, even if the main baddie is as bland as pure vanilla. From the very first shots – a homage to the Bond intros of yore, you get the feeling that director Brad Bird, whose…

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  • Lobezno Estepario

    ★★★★ Watched by Lobezno Estepario 15 Apr, 2012

    Esta es mi favorita de la saga gracias al nunca suficientemente celebrado Brad Bird, que aquí debutaba con actores reales. También es la primera de la saga que se puede considerar una secuela conectada a la anterior. Cruise mejora con los años como el vino y qué bien corre este hombre.

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  • Lars Swedberg

    ★★★★½ Watched by Lars Swedberg 09 Jul, 2014

    In my opinion the best of the MI movies and an awesome film for average moviegoers.

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