Production companies: Paramount Pictures/Cruise-Wagner Productions
Directed by: Brian DePalma
Written by: David Koepp, Robert Towne, and Steven Zaillian
Rated: PG-13
Released (USA): May 22, 1996
Runtime: 110 (US version)
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry
Czerny, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott Thomas
Seen: Century Cinema, Palo Alto, California, May 29, 1996

Jim Phelps (Voight) and his IMF operatives are back in this remake of the classic TV-series. Ethan Hunt, played by Tom Cruise, is hunting a spy who is trying to steal some very sensitive information. True to tradition, the IMF agents use ultra modern gadgetry in an attempt to stop the villain. The chase takes them across most of Europe.

Our verdict
The good news: this movie wasn't as bad as Twister was. The bad news: Mission: Impossible failed to keep the audience captivated and more than one of us nearly fell asleep during the show. Okay, it was quite late in the evening but if the plot had been better, maybe we would all have stayed awake. As we walked out of the cinema we came to the conclusion that we didn't feel as bad as after Twister. Not by a long shot.

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