Mission: Impossible III
Ethan Hunt comes face to face with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer while trying to keep his identity secret in order to protect his girlfriend.
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Rotten: My final reaction to Mission: Impossible III is one of bemused tolerance and even mild absorption in all the silliness.
- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Fresh: Director J.J. Abrams, creator of such TV hits as Alias and Lost, makes a reasonably impressive feature debut with the best installment of the series.
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Thursday, May 4, 2006
Rotten: The grand finale? A fistfight, after which somebody gets run over. Listen, if I want to see that kind of action, I don't go to Shanghai. I don't even go to the movies. I go to the South Bronx and stand outside a bar.
- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Monday, May 8, 2006
You gotta admit that it's Action with a capital A !
- emilebond007, Saturday, November 20, 2010
A wholly entertaining action movie, but who here is really afraid of Philip Seymour Hoffman? Dude looks more like he'd bake you some cookies before he'd threaten to kill your wife. I think my biggest disappointment with this movie is how far it moved the series away from actual espionage and into the "a lot of shit is exploding" category. Granted, I haven't seen the second film, and the first one wasn't 100% subtle either, but it was at least a bit more subdued. What sets this apart from God-awful pyrotechnic abortions like Transformers is that it manages to do its fiery business without insulting your intelligence. J.J. Abrams plays with the plot in some neat ways, like keeping the exposition lean to focus on the good stuff. When it comes right down to it, we really didn't need to know what the Rabbit's Foot did exactly...we could fill it in with our imaginations, and that granted Abrams five more minutes to put together one of his nifty set pieces. Some probably consider it lazy writing; I call it progressive. Strong performances and film-making all around. Good, but just not unique.
- ceWEBrity, Tuesday, June 29, 2010