In Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) 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 fate of the world 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 is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission – not even the lives of those he cares about most.
- “Like a motorcycle leaping off a mountain, this movie has very high highs and very low lows… But as soon as the action started, especially the last action set pieces, I could've rolled right into the sequel immediately.” – Amy Nicholson (FilmWeek (KPCC – NPR Los Angeles))
- “Adrenaline-pumping sequences, flirtatious interludes, high pitch drama and a save-the-world plot do their jobs. However, something about the process doesn’t feel new.” – Dwight Brown (DwightBrownInk.com)
- “McQuarrie’s lasting contribution is a style of intensely pressurized efficiency. His films push the Mission: Impossible franchise away from espionage melodrama and toward a spectacle of function, of situation and action over emotion and impact.” – Isaac Feldberg (Above the Line)
- “The fun comes in the execution. Identities are assumed; masks are worn and revealed; and the question of what is real, what is fake, and what to do with that information creates a steady sense of engagement.” – Adam Mullins-Khatib (Chicago Reader)