Mission: Impossible (1996)

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An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization. (IMDb)
The bounty of slick dialogue (delivered well by the solid cast) and the brooding, twist-filled espionage plot make it a little hard to follow at points (see the double mole-reveal near the end) but give the film a certain class and timelessness that mask its dated effects and on-screen technology, and elevate it above other 90s action flicks (though the action of the CIA heist was certainly a highlight). Tasteful underlying humour (“Relax Luther, it’s much worse than you think”) rounds it out.
7.5/10 (Really Good)

 

7 thoughts on “Mission: Impossible (1996)

    1. yeah i just watched them all too for the same reason (III and onwards for the first time!), and i thought the same thing about this one! the second one was pretty much the opposite- felt very dated in its late 90s/early 00s cheese. (review coming!)
      thanks for the comment!

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      1. Ooh I hate the second one. It’s really the odd one out in a series full of excellent films. I’m also planning on having a “Mission Impossible”-week (a week where I’ll dedicate 4 posts to the franchise) on my blog next week or the one thereafter. I’m looking forward to read about what you think of the rest of the series!

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