Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Brad Bird (2011)

127min
12A Certificate
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Our Score
The Incredibles director Brad Bird transfers his dazzling and dynamic skills to the live-action format superbly in his gripping rejuvenation of the spy action franchise. Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his crack team are blamed for a botched mission, and the entire Impossible Missions Force is disbanded (the ghost protocol of the title). Cut off from all support, the agents must attempt to stop a rogue extremist scientist (Michael Nyqvist) from causing nuclear armageddon. The story may sound familiar, but the gadgets are more outlandish than ever (the retina-based video screen is fabulous), the spectacle absolutely amazing (Cruise dangling off the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, wearing suction gloves) and the special effects as high-end as they come. Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) is a capable new addition to the IMF, and Simon Pegg is promoted to full comedy relief role. It's an inventive, relentless and tension-laden caper.

Summary

Premiere. Secret agent Ethan Hunt and his team are implicated in a bombing at the Kremlin, forcing the American president to declare them fugitives. The spies plan to clear their name by abducting the real terrorist, which leads them into a pursuit around the globe. However, Hunt cannot be sure his colleagues are trustworthy. Action adventure sequel, starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Paula Patton.

Cast & Crew

Ethan Hunt Tom Cruise
Jane Paula Patton
Benji Simon Pegg
Brandt Jeremy Renner
Hendricks Michael Nyqvist
Anatoly Sidirov Vladimir Mashkov
Wistrom Samuli Edelmann
Brij Nath Anil Kapoor
Sabine Moreau Léa Seydoux
Hanaway Josh Holloway
IMF secretary Tom Wilkinson
The Fog Ilia Volok
The Fog's contact Andreas Wisniewski
Luther Stickell Ving Rhames
Julia Meade Michelle Monaghan
Director Brad Bird
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: ParamountGuidance: Violence. Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 23 Dec 2011
Drama