New Mission Impossible 5 Rogue Nation Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics
Paramount Pictures served up their new action flick, “Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation” into theaters this weekend, and all the top, major movie critics have turned in their reviews. It turns out that most of them liked it with an overall 75 score out of a possible 100 across 42 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The movie stars: Alec Baldwin, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames. We’ve posted blurbs from a couple of the critics, below.
Matt Zoller Seitz from RogerEbert.com, gave it an excellent 100 score, stating: “McQuarrie understands that these films are essentially tall tales with a sense of humor, skating on the edge of parody at all times while maintaining a poker face.”
Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 90 score. He stated: “The formula of ingredients is familiar and time-tested, to be sure, but some cocktails go down much better than others and McQuarrie and company have gotten theirs just right here.”
Justin Chang over at Variety, gave it a 90 grade, saying: “At once questioning and reaffirming the pleasures of cinematic espionage, this is the rare sequel that leaves its franchise feeling not exhausted but surprisingly resurgent at 19 years and counting.”
Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune, gave it an 88 grade. He said: “The most assured and satisfying of the five so far.”
Richard Roeper over at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it an 88 grade, stating: “At times the deception and the intrigue and the twists and turns make it nearly impossible follow every detail of the plot, but even when things get muddled, we know Ethan’s our hero.”
Alonso Duralde over at TheWrap, gave it an 84 grade, stating: “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation never pretends to be anything but a solidly entertaining collection of fighting, chasing, driving, falling and going-to-the-place-and-getting-the-thing. But at that level, it delivers completely. Choose to accept it.”
Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it an 83 score, stating: “Rogue Nation may not be the best, the tightest, or even the most logically coherent M:I flick, but there should be more movies like it: relentlessly thrilling, smart entertainments for folks who can’t tell the difference between Quicksilver and The Flash—and aren’t particularly interested in trying to learn the difference either.”
Kenneth Turan over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it an 80 score. He stated: “McQuarrie is adept at keeping things moving and has overseen two areas where “Rogue Nation” stands out from the crowd.”
Stephen Whitty at the New York Daily News, gave it an 80 grade, saying: “The perfect summer action flick. It’s full of attractive people, gorgeous locations, loathsome bad guys and a pounding score that ties it all together. This is what the “Fast and Furious” movies want to be, and the Bond pictures used to.”
Brian Truitt over at USA Today, gave it a 75 score, stating: “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation doubles as a two-hour celebrity episode of American Ninja Warrior for Tom Cruise.”
Ty Burr from the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 score. He stated: “Rogue Nation unfolds with fluid, twisty, old-school pleasure — you settle into it like a favorite chair.”
Ann Hornaday from the Washington Post, gave it a 75 score, stating: “The great strength of McQuarrie is that, even when he’s leaning into the laughs, he plays it straight — he doesn’t sacrifice inviolable core values in the name of escapism, whether in the form of smart writing or superb production aesthetics.”
Mick LaSalle over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75 grade, saying: “McQuarrie devises a film that’s a succession of riveting sequences, filmed in a way that’s active and yet elegant. The camera keeps moving within shots, but not in a subjective, jittery way, but rather like a third person narrator calmly emphasizing the essential points.”
Peter Travers over at Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 score. He stated: ” McQuarrie — an Oscar winner for his script for 1995’s “The Usual Suspects” — has an ace to play. That’s the indie sensibility he brings to the usual Hollywood FX.”
Manohla Dargis over at The New York Times, gave it a 70 grade, saying: “Sleek and bloated, specific and generic, “Rogue Nation” is pretty much like most of the “Impossible” movies in that it’s an immense machine that Mr. McQuarrie, after tinkering and oiling, has cranked up again and set humming with twists and turns, global trotting and gadgets, a crack supporting cast and a hard-working star.”
Joe Morgenstern over at the Wall Street Journal, gave it a 70 score, stating: “It’s amazing, and genuinely touching. At the age of 53 Mr. Cruise continues to give his all to these films, and his all in this latest episode is more than enough.”
Finally, Kyle Smith over at the New York Post, gave it a 50 grade. He stated: “Neither bad enough to be a complete waste of time nor good enough to remember past next Tuesday, the film co-written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie staples together one routine action piece after another with cutesy dialogue and lots of merciless pounding away at iPad screens.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.