“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” Reviews: Cruise & Co. Have Done It Again
Once the review embargo for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One was been lifted, the mission was clear for fans of the franchise—could they read the reviews about Dead Reckoning Part One without spoiling the film’s biggest thrills and without having their hopes for another action masterpiece deflated? We’ve done the review reading for you, and like Ethan Hunt driving his motorcycle off a cliff only to deploy a parachute and turn certain death into a BASE jump, M:I fans will be floating to safety on the strength of these overwhelmingly positive reviews.
“A two-hour-plus session of cinematic self-care, wherein the chases, fights, mayhem, exegetical speeches and jaw-dropping derring-do knit together to form a comforting weighted blanket of pure escapism and reassurance” is how the Washington Post‘s Ann Hornaday puts it. “The seventh installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise shows why this might be the greatest action series ever,” writes Collider‘s Ross Bonaime. “The film is a mirror image of its star – a muscular, extravagant, thoroughly old-school work of ingenuity and craft,” writes the Independent‘s Clarisse Loughrey.
The first part of a two-part epic, Dead Reckoning Part One finds Tom Cruise’s super agent Ethan Hunt and his trusty IMF team dealing with a new kind of weapon, one that is even more dangerous than whatever means of mass destruction Sean Harris’s Solomon Lane tried getting his hands on in previous installments. This time around, Ethan, Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames), Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg), and their on-again/off-again partner Isla Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), a roving MI6 operative and all-around bad-ass who has been mixing it up with Ethan and the fellas since 2015’s Rogue Nation, are trying to corral a digital weapon. AI isn’t just coming for our jobs in Dead Reckoning—it has the capacity to bring the entire world to heel.
The cast also includes Vanessa Kirby, Pom Klementieff, Esai Morales, Greg Tarzan Davis, Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigam, Rob Delaney, Cary Elwes, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss, and Charles Parnell.
Let’s have a peek at what the critics are saying. Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One hits theaters on July 12:
Unsurprisingly, I loved Dead Reckoning. https://t.co/sv8qHun4cI
— Brian Tallerico (@Brian_Tallerico) July 5, 2023
Tom Cruise and the series itself are in rude health as this indecently exciting instalment shows https://t.co/0jDBp2N3Ic
— The Irish Times (@IrishTimes) July 5, 2023
— Sharon Waxman (@sharonwaxman) July 5, 2023
#MissionImpossible7 friggin rips! With its awe-inducing, viscerally-charged action and insular, well-defined character-drive, it’s meant to not only be seen, but EXPERIENCED. My review via @FreshFictionTV: https://t.co/X8YXtTLaHy
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) July 5, 2023
Movie Review: #MissionImpossible #DeadReckoning Sets the bar high for action films movie forward. Will leave you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. https://t.co/Dx5QAbfANE pic.twitter.com/Wa0eCSfuWE
— Paul McGuire Grimes (@PaulsMovieTrip) July 5, 2023
Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One: Tom Cruise’s suicide mission to save the movies from themselves has reached the point where the villain is literally an algorithm. it’s glorious. this is what summer blockbusters should feel like.
my review: https://t.co/ZktkBzqmoz
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) July 5, 2023
— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) July 10, 2023
Whether or not “Dead Reckoning Part One” is the best Mission: Impossible, it’s undoubtedly the funniest. A pure summer banger with some of the most tense, tightly-wound action in the series, and the closest we’ll come to seeing Tom Cruise fight God: https://t.co/f2P9iHyqpq
— Siddhant Adlakha (@SiddhantAdlakha) July 5, 2023
#MissionImpossible Dead Reckoning Part One, ramps up the excitement and sheer flat-out impressiveness to a new level, with the absolute final piece of the puzzle already shot and due to open in a year’s time. Read the review of Tom Cruise’s latest here: https://t.co/bkcyOAYpz2
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) July 5, 2023
My four-star review of Mission: Impossible 7 – a breezy retro European crime caper with some gloomy stuff about AI thrown in https://t.co/2WoSgx82sP
— Nicholas Barber (@NicholasLBarber) July 7, 2023
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Featured image: Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One from Paramount Pictures and Skydance.