Mission: Impossible ★★★½

Lots of caveats, the biggest of which is I watched this in two parts with an entire film festival in between. Main takeaways are that the money scene I knew was coming was 10x better than I expected and a lot of the rest was worse. I hadn't seen 2, but it was pretty hard for me to feel that this was the same character from GHOST PROTOCOL and ROGUE NATION, which I think speaks more about how Cruise's acting chops keep improving.