Mission: Impossible II

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Expect the impossible again.

John Woo (Face/Off) directs Tom Cruise's second outing as Ethan Hunt, this time in Sydney to find and destroy a genetically modified disease.

With computer genius Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) at his side and a beautiful thief on his mind, agent Ethan Hunt races across Australia and Spain to stop a former IMF agent from unleashing a genetically engineered biological weapon called Chimera. This mission plunges him into the centre of an international crisis of terrifying magnitude.

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Directed by

Written by

  • Robert Towne
  • (based on the television series of the same name created by Bruce Geller)

Action, Adventure, Thriller

123mins

Rating: M Medium level violence

USA, Germany

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Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

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If the first movie was entertaining as sound, fury and movement, this one is more evolved, more confident, more sure-footed in the way it marries minimal character development to seamless action.

Los Angeles Times

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Once Woo unleashes his bad self and ignites the proceedings here, once the glass shatters, the flames erupt, the gunshots ricochet and the doves fly, all is well with M:I-2.

New York Post

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Check your brains at the popcorn stand and hang on for a spectacular ride.

New York Times

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If Mr. Cruise peeled off his face and turned out to have been Chow Yun Fat all along, the picture might be saved.

TimeOut (UK)

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Woo's hysterically hyper visuals and boytoy gimmickry can't camouflage the emptiness of the enterprise.

Variety (USA)

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Woo lays on his own particular high-octane stylishness so thick the results edge perilously toward self-parody.

Village Voice (New York)

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A vaguely absurd epidemiological thriller filled with elaborately superfluous setups and shamelessly stale James Bond riffs.