Tom Cruise can surpass any expectation the audience can put on him is the least we can say about him. The biggest movie star alive is back with the next film of his biggest franchise, and the critics seem to be loving it. Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is finally here and the fans might be in for a wild ride that will get them even more excited for the eventual Dead Reckoning Part Two, at least according to the critics.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One follows Ethan Hunt as he tries to take down a very dangerous AI that should not be controlled by any government, and because of that his government is hunting him. Joining him in this are some of his old allies including Ving Rhames‘ Luther Stickell, Simon Pegg‘s Benji Dunn, Rebecca Ferguson‘s Ilsa Faust, some of his old foes include Henry Czerny‘s Agent Eugene Kittridge, and Vanessa Kirby‘s Alanna Mitsopolis. The new members joining the mission are Hayley Atwell as Frace, Esai Morales as Gabriel, and Pom Klementieff as Paris.
So let’s find what the critics are saying about Tom Cruise’s latest film but before that buy yourself a Ticket for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One to find out if you like the film or not. Check out the review quotes from different publications lifted by Rotten Tomatoes below:
That McQuarrie and Cruise are eventually able to get this hurtling, heavy plane level and pull off a rewarding climax is a testament to the fierceness of their commitment to these projects.– Richard Lawson from Vanity Fair
This is a worthy entry in America’s best ongoing franchise, one where sincerity and absurdity walk hand in hand with vital, triumphant conviction.– David Sims from The Atlantic
Dead Reckoning delivers all of the high-speed, high-altitude, captured-in-camera thrills that fans have come to expect.– Dylan Roth from Observer.
[D]elivers everything fans have come to expect from these films, and ups the ante as the most relentless, action-packed entry yet.– Mark Hughes from Forbes
… Three hours of breathtaking, edge-of-your-seat stunts. Were that its only mission – the have-to-see-it-to-believe-it action scenes – this seventh installment in the MI franchise would score five out of five.– Stephen Romei from The Australian
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.– Ann Hornaday from Washington Post
McQuarrie and Cruise lean even further into blurring Cruise’s real-life status as a film crusader with his character’s bid to become a better, more complete hero than any of the guys with capes on either side of the MCU/DCU brand war.– Dominic Griffin from Looper.com
Cruise and Atwell’s jokey interplay ensures that M:I7 is bright and likeable, and doesn’t feel as long as its two-and-three-quarter-hour running time.– Nicholas Barber from BBC.com
“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” is just incredibly fun. It feels half its length and contains enough memorable action sequences for some entire franchises.– Brian Tallerico from RogerEbert.com
While the title might feel unwieldy, the film itself is anything but, its nearly three-hour running time passing as quickly as it takes a message to self-destruct.– Maureen Lee Lenker from Entertainment Weekly
It’s a compelling continuation of the franchise that teases enough about the next entry and retains enough character focus to remain compelling on a personal level.– Brandon Zachary from CBR
I reckon “Dead Reckoning” is one of the best movies of our so-far lacking summer.– Johnny Oleksinski from New York Post
This outrageously enjoyable spectacle has compelled my awestruck assent with its sheer stamina, scale and brio.– Peter Bradshaw from Guardian
Dead Reckoning never rises to [Fallout]’s level, though McQuarrie concocts set pieces and the cast carves out stand-alone moments that stick with you past the credit roll.– David Fear from Rolling Stone
Gives you your money’s worth in the gonzo visuals department.– Matt Singer from ScreenCrush
The Tom Cruise film seems to be impressing the critics a lot with its Certified Fresh rating of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8.2/10 on IMDb. So, if you are also looking forward to Dead Reckoning Part One, you should buy your tickets now and enjoy the film on the biggest screen you can find on July 12, 2023. Check out the final trailer and official synopsis for the film below:
In Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake, and dark forces from Ethan’s past closing in, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission – not even the lives of those he cares about most.