Mission: Impossible 3 Reviews

Mission: Impossible 3


Genre :

Action, Adventure

Release Date :

May 05, 2006

MPAA Rating :


Director :

J.J. Abrams

Starring :

Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Michelle Monaghan, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Keri Russell, Maggie Q

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

2.5 of 4

“..Uneven but lively, the film suffers from many of the usual big-budget action movie drawbacks: Too many endings, too many machine guns and missile attacks..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
4 of 5

“..significantly richer in terms of character development than either of its predecessors..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
3 of 5

“..On the build Mission 3 is urgent and addictive, but when closing the deal it's contrived and predictable..”
by Ian Nathan [Empire Magazine [UK]]
3 of 5

“..most entertaining of the Mish Iposs franchise..”
by Paul Arendt [BBC Films]
2.5 of 4

“..failed in its mission of pure entertainment..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
4 of 5

“..An expertly made guilty-pleasure blockbuster..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
4 of 5

“..a step forward for the franchise..”
by Robert Hanks [The Independent]
8 of 10

“..a great start for the summer films of 2006..”
by Scott Chitwood [Comingsoon]
4.5 of 5

“..a gratifyingly clever, booby-trapped thriller that has enough fun and imagination..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Keith Phipps [The Onion A.V. Club]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Erik Childress [eFilmCritic]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Utichi [FilmFocus]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Muller [The Arizona Republic]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Marc Savlov [Austin Chronicle]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Jami Bernard [New York Daily News]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Cheryl Scheuer [Boxoffice Magazine]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Pam Grady [Reel]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
1.5 of 5
Reviewed by Laurence Washington [Black Flix]
Reviewed by Sandra Hall [The Sydney Morning Herald]
Reviewed by Michael Agger [Slate]
Reviewed by MaryAnn Johanson [The Flick Filosopher]
Reviewed by Todd McCarthy [Variety]
Reviewed by Todd McCarthy [Variety]
Reviewed by Steve Schneider [Orlando Weekly]
Reviewed by Sheri Linden [The Hollywood Reporter]

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“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]


“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]


“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]


“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]


“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]


“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

'71 :

“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]


“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]


“..still, "The Lazarus Effect," clocking in at a brief 86 minutes, doesn't go far enough, isn't scary enough and has mad scientists who just aren't mad enough..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]