“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One” (2023) | Movie Review: Everything you can expect in an action movie

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Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One is an action movie directed by Christopher McQuarrie starring Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames,, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Vanessa Kirby among others.

A saga that does not disappoint and manages to surpass itself in this new chapter in what it promises and has been its unmistakable hallmark: action and entertainment.

More of the same? Absolutely.

And we loved and enjoyed this new installment of “Mission: Impossible”.

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One”: Movie review

“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One” has everything you could expect from an action and adventure movie and, at times, it reminds us of the best moments of Indiana Jones (especially in the train scenes and the comedic touch that this new installment sometimes achieves).

Ethan Hunt is back to fight against the main protagonist of this installment, which is on everyone’s lips: the arrival of artificial intelligence. The movie revolves around a widespread fear (which is normal) that AIs will end the world and the organization as we know it, and “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One” echoes this fear and turns it into a spectacular action movie that, at its core, is a very classic adventure movie lost in the age of new technologies.

The script, with this ultimate villain who is abstract, practically writes itself, you just have to add a treasure hunt in the style of Indiana Jones with two keys that come together to find a source code. The rest: perfectly orchestrated action sequences with a good joke every fifteen minutes and a lot of attractive people surrounding Tom Cruise in what is now the saga that characterizes him.

It has a soundtrack, composed by Lorne Balfe, very reminiscent of “Inception”. The pace is also relentless, with sequences that don’t give you a break, and the editing – as a good action movie demands – is simply spectacular, with scenes that are memorable.

Yes, a truly gratifying experience where only entertainment matters.

And that’s exactly what it delivers.

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Our opinion

Simply a delight for lovers of adventure and action cinema.

In its genre, perfect.

Without inventing anything at all, but knowing well what the viewer has come to see.

The Cast

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise. Depositphotos

Tom Cruise is an American actor who has achieved remarkable success in the film industry. Known for his charismatic presence and versatile acting skills, Cruise has become one of the highest-paid and most sought-after actors of all time. With a career spanning several decades, he has starred in numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, earning accolades and a massive global fan base. Read more

Hayley Atwell
Hayley Atwell

Hayley Elizabeth Atwell, born on April 5, 1982, is an actress from both Britain and America. She was born and raised in London and studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Atwell made her stage debut in 2005, starring in James Kerr’s adaptation of the Ancient Greek tragedy Prometheus Bound. Since then, she has appeared in various West End productions and television shows. Her breakthrough role came as Lady Elizabeth Foster in the film The Duchess (2008), which earned her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the British Independent Film Awards. Read more

Ving Rhames
Ving Rhames
Rebecca Ferguson
Rebecca Ferguson
Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg
Vanessa Kirby
Vanessa Kirby

Esai Morales
Pom Klementieff
Henry Czerny

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

Movie title: Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

Movie description: Ethan Hunt and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the world's fate at stake and dark forces from Ethan's past closing in, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan must consider that nothing can matter more than his mission—not even the lives of those he cares about most.

Date published: October 15, 2023

Country: United States

Duration: 163 mins

Director(s): Christopher McQuarrie

Writer(s): Christopher McQuarrie, Erik Jendresen

Cinematography: Fraser Taggart

Music: Lorne Balfe

Actor(s): Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Esai Morales, Pom Klementieff, Henry Czerny

Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventures

Companies: Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, TC Productions

Our Opinion

Simply a delight for lovers of adventure and action cinema.

Overall

3.6
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