Mission: Impossible (1996)

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Mission: Impossible (1996)

Adventure | Action | Thriller
6.9 / 10
Release Date
22 May 1996
1 : 50 minutes
Spoken Language
English, Français, Český
When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt now must ferret out the real double agent and, in the process, even the score.

Cast Overview :

Ethan Hunt
by: Tom Cruise
Claire Phelps
by: Emmanuelle Béart
Jim Phelps
by: Jon Voight
Eugene Kittridge
by: Henry Czerny
by: Vanessa Redgrave
Luther Stickell
by: Ving Rhames
Franz Krieger
by: Jean Reno
Jack Harmon
by: Emilio Estevez
Sarah Davies
by: Kristin Scott Thomas
Hannah Williams
by: Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė
Frank Barnes
by: Dale Dye
by: Karel Dobrý
Alexander Golitsyn
by: Marcel Iures
CIA Analyst William Donloe
by: Rolf Saxon
by: Ion Caramitru
Kiev Agent
by: Olegar Fedoro
Drunken Female IMF Agent
by: Valentina Yakunina
Drunken Male IMF Agent
by: Marek Vašut
Kittridge Technician
by: Nathan Osgood
Large man
by: Michael Rogers
Fireman (uncredited)
by: Keith Campbell
TV Interviewer
by: John McLaughlin
Max's Companion
by: Andreas Wisniewski
Denied Area Security Guard
by: Ricco Ross
Denied Area Security Guard
by: Mark Houghton
Flight Attendant
by: Annabel Mullion
CNN Reporter
by: Garrick Hagon
Train Engineer
by: David Schneider
Female Executive in Train
by: Helen Lindsay
Passenger on Train in Tunnel (uncredited)
by: John Knoll

Member Reviews :

While the sequences that _Mission: Impossible_ is most famous for (the ceiling-descent and train-top) are truly thrilling, absolutely everything in between these scenes is obvious and uninspired. Rarely can a movie have you so completely engaged one minute, and then immediately back to checking the time the next. An important film, pop-culturally speaking, but not a very good one. _Final rating:★★ - Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._
When I first saw this movie I did not like it at all. My main gripe with the movie was (and is) that it did not feel like a Mission Impossible movie. Spoilers ahead! In the original series the team always succeeded, at least in the episodes I watched. However, the movie starts off with a big failure. Then to make matters worse we learn that Mr. Phelps, one of the original lead characters, is actually a traitor. I was so disappointed! Now when I watched it for the second time with my son I actually liked it a lot more. I still think it is sad that the script writers felt they had to introduce all these chock elements but trying to look past those this is a pretty good movie. I still do not think it is truly a Mission Impossible movie in the good old style of the series though. It is a very good action/thriller movie though. Tom Cruise is really not bad in the role of Ethan Hunt and so are the rest of the actors. He is performing quite a few spectacular stunts and there are a decent amount of high tech stuff in the movie. Sure, some of the stunts and action scenes are perhaps a bit convoluted but it provides for some good cinemagic and it is fiction after all. If this movie would not have been labelled Mission Impossible I would probably have given it another star but I cannot bring myself to completely overlook how far from the original inspiration it has strayed.
  Per Gunnar Jonsson