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Expect the Impossible.
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.
It took three decades to bring Mission: Impossible, perhaps the most beloved piece of 1960's escapism US TV produced behind Star Trek, onto the big screen and to many, what Brian De Palma served up wasn't what they quite expected - including former stars Greg Morris, Martin Landau & Peter Graves, who turned down the chance to reprise his legendary role as Jim Phelps, head of the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), when he learned the tone of the adaptation. Where the original series favoured an ensemble team approach of light hearted psychology, De Palma brought to life something darker, more reflective of the murky post-Cold War era of shadowy back alleys in Eastern European cities & the corruption & paranoia of modern espionage,…
Director: Brian De Palma (First Film)
Mission: Impossible is badly written - and fairly average in most departments - whilst also being fairly outdated and lacking in any real dimension but, it somewhat claws back some of the negatives with a stylish and simple brisk coating.
This stylish film manages to work solely on that, with a little help from a quick pace, the occasional suspenseful (and equally so, thrilling) moments and some of the cast. Most notably the leading man - Tom Cruise, and Emmanuelle Béart (oh certainly she is beautiful). Cruise has a funny habit for running and the occasional moment where it looks like he has literally dislodged his own jaw but as he often…
Director: Brian De Palma
Screenwriters: David Koepp & Robert Towne
Based on Bruce Geller’s TV show of the same name
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Ving Rhames, Jean Reno, Vanessa Redgrave & Henry Czerny
Runtime: 110 min // Certificate: PG
I loved this film when I was a kid but it hasn’t aged particularly well, all things considered. There’s nothing wrong with it as such, but it’s very run of the mill compared to how I remember it, though that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come without its charms.
Based on the classic TV series of the same name and directed by Brian De Palma (Carrie), Mission: Impossible starts off as a pretty slick espionage thriller but it soon descends into…
Action films at their best.
It has been quite a while since I watched a Mission: Impossible film.
Mission:Impossible it the kind of action films I love.
Great plot, great cast, terrific set pieces and action scenes and likeable characters.
No need for overblown explosions and stupid cardboard characters.
Mission: Impossible knows what it is suppose to do. Entertain its audience with constantly twisitng story, and captivating action scenes.
Nothing more, nothing less. And its exactly what we get.
While considered De-Palma's last good film (I actually like Snake Eyes), it is fun to see him in a film like this.
A film that is far away from a Hitchcock rip-off/homage/remake, yet has the visual…
Brian De Palma has over the years delivered some incredible films. From the savagery of "Scarface" to the perfectly set 20's gangster film that was "The Untouchables" he can hone his craft to different time periods and genres.
Mission Impossible was the first film that tempted Tom Cruise to start a franchise and has so far delivered 3 sequels that have been bigger and better than this original. Featuring an eclectic mix of a cast that included Jon Voight, Ving Rhames and Jean Reno this had all the hallmarks of the sixties tv series and the futuristic gadgets to match. Staying just this side of ridiculous,the plot has tension,action and thrills galore as Cruise and Co. up the drama to…
An average movie, good character development and storyline.
58-year-old Jon Voight is married to 31-year-old Emmanuelle Béart. Yuck.
"RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT!"-Ethan Hunt
I believe the first film may still be the best in the Mission Impossible franchise and I believe it's because it follows a different formula. The first film is more of a thriller/mystery in that the action is more tension based and less gun play or fist fights. The villain is unknown until the final act.
In the sequels we get the Bond formula pretty much and there is nothing wrong with that but I feel it's easier to do than what Brian De Palma's film does.
Cruise is so good here as Ethan Hunt, here he is younger and we see him come into he's own as a spy having to outside the system. This is just a really fun spy film, a high recommend to anyone who has not seen it.
So, in this episode of Archer
Tom Cruise is agent Sterling Archer, on the hunt of getting all the code names and real names of agents out in the field.
Bit, dull in places, plot moves quickly but no real connection to any of the characters. Particularly Tom Cruise.
Still dumb as hell but looks and feels good
'twas alright. Vastly prefer 4.
It's a Brian De Palma film before it's a Tom Cruise film, and that's worth a lot.
Mission Impossible is arguably the biggest action franchise of today and strangely I hadn't seen any of them, so I decided to watch the first one. I thought it would just be lots of action and explosions however this is a very intelligent and well directed movie. Although some of the action scenes are unrealistic, this film always leaves you wondering what's going to happen next. I highly recommend Mission: Impossible and I enjoyed it a lot more than most modern action films.
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