Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The film that launched one of the biggest franchises in movie history, 1996’s Mission: Impossible is an odd beast to rewatch. More thriller than action film, it’s messy story, campy nature and OTT acting is almost at polar opposites with DePalma’s direction. It feels like a film made by two different people at times. But the cast are good (Rhames & Cruise especially) and it has a few stand out sequences that hold up well (the heist being the key one) but overall it has dated and the pace, technology and over complicated plot at times drag down what is still a fun movie.
Best Bit: The heist
Worth A Rewatch: Yes. BUT it has aged.
If You Liked this Try: Mission Impossible 2, Mission Impossible 3, Mission Impossible Fallout