Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Mission: Impossible (1996) – A Rewatched Quick Capsule Review

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


6 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...