Mission: Impossible III

  • 12
  • J J Abrams (2006)
  • US
  • 120 min
Mission: Impossible III
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Impossible Missions Force agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) springs into action for a third time as the mega-budget espionage franchise rolls on. Only here, with JJ Abrams (creator of TV's Lost and Alias) as director, we get to see a more intimate side of the superspy - along with the requisite explosions, gadgets and gunplay. The story unfolds with the newly betrothed Hunt called out of retirement to rescue a former trainee who's been kidnapped by a ruthless arms dealer (a superb but underused Philip Seymour Hoffman). But when the assignment goes wrong, it's Hunt's new wife (Michelle Monaghan) who's the primary target for revenge. The race against time that follows is fast-paced and slick, with some stand-out sequences including a thrilling base-jump from a Shanghai skyscraper. Yet for all the film's visual intensity, the formula itself feels stale and mechanical, with a flimsy plotline and cardboard characters merely compounding the problem.

Plot Summary

Action spy thriller sequel starring Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Michelle Monaghan. Impossible Mission Force agent Ethan Hunt is retired from active duty and trying to live a quiet life with his new fiancée, Julia. When an operative he personally trained is kidnapped while investigating ruthless arms dealer Owen Davian, Hunt agrees to help rescue her, but the mission goes disastrously wrong.

Cast and crew

Cast

Ethan Hunt
Tom Cruise
Owen Davian
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Julia
Michelle Monaghan
Luther
Ving Rhames
Musgrave
Billy Crudup
Declan
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Lindsey
Keri Russell
John Brassel
Laurence Fishburne
Zhen
Maggie Q
Brownway
Eddie Marsan
Benji Dunn
Simon Pegg

Crew

Director
J J Abrams

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
UIP
Guidance: 
Violence.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 5 May 2006
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama

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