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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting movie blockbuster with a brain?!
Tom Cruise stars in this movie blockbuster based on the television series of the same name. Also starring actors of the highest quality like Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Jon Voight and Kristin Scott Thomas. The story is that Ethan Hunt(Cruise) and his team are set up on a mission, every one is killed but Hunt, sparking suspicions among his colleages. Hunt is disavowed, so he...
Published on 25 Nov 2000

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1.0 out of 5 stars very poor blu ray !!!
This is the worst blu ray transfer yet ! I have had this film on dvd several times and have always enjoyed it. the quality of the dvd was has good has it could get . so the day came i wanted to finally upgrade to the blu ray and was shocked at the poor quality . the picture was very fuzzy and blurry at times and when the actors would move there faces it would leave a...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting movie blockbuster with a brain?!, 25 Nov 2000
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Tom Cruise stars in this movie blockbuster based on the television series of the same name. Also starring actors of the highest quality like Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Jon Voight and Kristin Scott Thomas. The story is that Ethan Hunt(Cruise) and his team are set up on a mission, every one is killed but Hunt, sparking suspicions among his colleages. Hunt is disavowed, so he sets out with a new team to clear his name and find the traitor. What follows is an exciting and intruiging adventure. De Palmas masterful direction builds buckets of tension and paranoia throughout. This leads to a wonderful climactic ending. On release this was criticised for being complicated and in need of simplification, that is rubbish, the plot is complex and involving and is far superior to the trigger happy explosion fest that is the sequel. We finally have an intelligent blockbuster which well deserves the 5 stars.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Your special edition, should you choose to accept it..., 8 Dec 2007
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Trevor Willsmer (London, England) - See all my reviews
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Shot in Prague before it became synonymous with cheap labor and tax breaks for runaway productions, the initial signs were less than promising for Mission: Impossible - rumors of clashes between Cruise and Brian De Palma, the latter pointedly keeping a very low public profile when the film opened, last-minute heavy re-editing and the dropping of Alan Silvestri's original score (not, it has to be said, anywhere near as effective as Danny Elfman's replacement) - yet the result is a lot more fun than it has any real right to be. There's little relation to the original series aside from the title, Lalo Schifrin's theme music and an ill-done by Jim Phelps, here played by Jon Voight rather than Peter Graves - indeed, the original cast turned down offers of cameos in a film which kills off almost the entire Impossible Mission Force in the first twenty minutes so the star can hog the spotlight. But then, in those days Tom Cruise still sold more tickets than anyone else and the film raked it in - as they say in gangster movies, it's nothing personal, just business.

Although it was apparently Emmanuelle Beart's role that bore the brunt of the pre-release cuts, Cruise is in more danger of being overshadowed by co-stars Ving Rhames and Jean Reno, neither of whom get as many close-ups but make up for it with much more unforced charisma and screen presence. The plot doesn't always make sense - there's really no reason to break into the CIA's headquarters in Langley to steal a real list of undercover agents' names to use as bait other than allowing the director to stage a Topkapi-inspired high-wire heist - but it just about serves to fill in the gaps between setpieces, including a neat sequence that's pure De Palma where one character's explanation of events is accompanied by visuals gradually piecing together what really happened and a doozey of an action sequence involving a helicopter in the Channel Tunnel that caused the Bond producers to drop their original storyboarded-but-unshot Channel Tunnel pre-title sequence from the script of GoldenEye as well as boasting a neat line in spectacularly breaking windows.

No classic but an above-average Summer movie that holds up surprisingly well. Although an improvement over the bare-bones original DVD release (though the transfer of the film itself is identical and hasn't been upgraded), there's a distinct feeling that the reverential special features in this special edition are there merely to reassure Cruise and his fans that he is indeed the most special and wonderful person in the world.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars very poor blu ray !!!, 26 Aug 2012
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This is the worst blu ray transfer yet ! I have had this film on dvd several times and have always enjoyed it. the quality of the dvd was has good has it could get . so the day came i wanted to finally upgrade to the blu ray and was shocked at the poor quality . the picture was very fuzzy and blurry at times and when the actors would move there faces it would leave a fuzzy trace . And through out the entire film you could see black marks or dots as you would with a really old movie, the dvd is far better then the blu ray ! all my other blu rays movies are brilliant and what you would expect, but this is a real disaster !!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better the second time round., 20 July 2000
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I thought this movie was very average when I seen it at the pictures. I watched it about a year later and thought it was actually very good. There is a great atmosphere to the movie, especially the Prague scenes. The cast is brilliant on paper. Unfortunately, its a pity that so many of them only had minor roles. Reno was just wasted. Beart, who must just about be the best looking woman ever, hardly says a word during the entire movie. The film is left to the 'cruiser' to pull it through. He is actually very, very good. He is not my favourite actor but I think he gets far too much undeserved criticism (how can you knock somebody who is the most successful actor of all time ... when he was only 34)? The music and sound is very good too.
Its one of those movies which you appreciate more when you see it again.
By the way, this is far, far superior to the follow up MI:2, which is absolute tosh. I cannot believe that some people actually prefer the sequel. John Woo is one of the primary examples of the reasons why modern day movies are so bad. Every movie he does is exactly the same.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie in steelbook, 29 July 2013
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you know the movie.
it's in a steelbook with the exact image of the regular european edition....
so....
The original and unarrivable one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superlative spy thriller., 28 Nov 2006
Fabulous cast, especailly strong support from Henry Czerny, Jean Reno and Jon Voight, and a great plot which alas was too complex for some but which weaves a web of deceit and intrigue as it unravels. The film redefined the spy genre after Bond's stale spell in the 80s and laid the foundation for future spy thrillers like the Jason Bourne films. Tom Cruise has a few detractors but in this film, he delivers the goods in abundance. An all round good film, a compelling post cold war spy thriller which one of the best films of this genre of any film of the mid 90s.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Da da, da da, da, da, da da, da, da, da da...DUN DUN DUN!!!, 9 Feb 2004
A materpice of a spy thriller. A truely enjoyable 90 minutes of *Tom Cruise* being well, just Tom to be honest. He's cool, suave and quick to ACT! The story is nearly as good as the theme tune (see title) and the feel is *glossy* and yet somehow comic book despite overtures of classy sets and Bondesk enlightenment. Don a dark suit, get out those *Ray Bans* from the closet and make sure you spend a good 10 minutes in front of the mirror saying ***'If I told you where I was going I wouldn't be on holiday'***! Make sure nobody sees you!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality., 12 Oct 2002
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Inger Watts (Trondheim, Norway) - See all my reviews
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It is exiting to watch a film that uses brains instead of fists to solve problems. This is one of these films. There is very little violence, so the main character has to use other skills in order to come up with a solution.
Tom Cruise is as always a very good actor, and in this film, even though it is not heavy, it is a film that deserves his talent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Confusing plot, brilliant if you watch it twice, 25 May 2000
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Thomas Foote (London, England) - See all my reviews
Despite being very confusing the first time you see it, this movie is brilliant once you see it a few more times and begin to understand the intricacies of the plot. Great action and suspense, well worth buying!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have movie for your collection..., 25 Jun 2000
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This is a movie where you can see a man,Ethan Hunt,played by Tom Cruise,being tricked by some members of his own team during a mission in Eastern Europe.In desperate need of reabilitation,mr.Hunt must get a list containing names and location of all the secret agents.He will form,along with Jean Reno and some other ex-agents,a team to get this list from the CIA Headquarters in Langley. Mission:Impossible is a movie that you can't miss.The intensity and the "drama" will keep you near the TV and,at the end,you will feel that you must see this movie again,from the beggining.
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