Mission: Impossible II

Out Now On-Demand

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.


Directed by

Written by

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

Action, Adventure, Thriller


Rating: M Medium level violence

USA, Germany

Official Site

Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)


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


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


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

New York Times


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)


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

Variety (USA)


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

Village Voice (New York)


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