Mission Impossible Rogue Nation keeps up the action and style of the previous films but does it really satisfy?

The first Mission: Impossible film which was a spinoff from the 1960s television show was released 19 years ago. Check out what our section of reviewers felt of the latest epic, this time directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

1New York Times

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) – Lisa (Rebecca Ferguson) ©2015 Paramount

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation review by Manohla Dargis

Sleek and bloated, specific and generic, “Rogue Nation” is pretty much like most of the “Impossible” movies in that it’s an immense machine that [Director] Mr McQuarrie, after tinkering and oiling, has cranked up again and set humming with twists and turns, global trotting and gadgets, a crack supporting cast and a hard-working star.

It’s the kind of pure cine-spectacle that jolts you before sweeping you up.

Rating: 4 Stars, From our reading of the review

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2LA Times

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) – New team member Lisa (Rebecca Ferguson) in action! ©2015 Paramount

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation review by Kenneth Turan

Once again, Tom Cruise accomplishes the near-impossible in ‘Rogue Nation’.

Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson brings a bit of unexpected maturity and substance to the role of the inscrutable Ilsa Faust, an individual who is fully Hunt’s equal, and then some, in derring-do. Yes, she has a scene in a black bikini, but you’d better believe she is wearing it for an operational reason.

Rating: 5 stars From our reading of the review

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3The Guardian (UK)

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) – Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and and William Brandt (Jeremy Renner) ©2015 Paramount

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation review by Peter Bradshaw

Tom Cruise’s unlikely survival as a traditional action hero continues with this spy-thriller franchise’s fifth instalment, which makes no significant attempts to update the formula.

It’s really just a chain of colossal action sequences that could be shown in any order.

Rating: 3 stars

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4Entertainment Weekly

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) – Benji (Simon Pegg) ©2015 Paramount

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation review by Chris Nashawaty

Rogue Nation may not be the best, the tightest, or even the most logically coherent M:I flick, but there should be more movies like it: relentlessly thrilling, smart entertainments for folks who can’t tell the difference between Quicksilver and The Flash—and aren’t particularly interested in trying to learn the difference either.

Rating: B+ (4.5 Stars)

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