Friday, 20 January 2012

Mission Impossible

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Year:1996
Country of origin:USA
Director:Brian De Palma
Genre:Espionage action thriller
Starring:Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle BĂ©art
Rating:4/5
IMDB link:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117060/
Tagline:Expect the Impossible
Favourite line:"My team. My team is DEAD. They knew we were coming, man."

Schizophrenic action thriller that doesn't quite know what it wants to be.
All out Die Hard actioner? Well, it has it's moments.
Conspiratorial, espionage heavyweight? It tries.
Tongue in cheek, Bond-lite franchise? There's bits of that too.
The cast is fantastic - my favourite being the Uber-cool Jean Reno - and the set pieces dazzling, but the plot is on the baffling side.
Something to do with a team of spies being betrayed so that some bigwig can lay their hands on top secret information.
Pretty irrelevant, really.
This film is hung around three amazing sequences, that are jaw dropping in truth.
Entertaining yet bewildering, this is escapist nonsense done well.

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