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Review Roundup For Mission: Impossible 7

Ethan Hunt and company are still making the impossible possible almost 30 years later, but does Dead Reckoning live up to the hype?


The first reviews for the next Mission: Impossible movie, Dead Reckoning Part One, are here, and they are mostly positive just as the last few outings, Fallout and Rogue Nation.

Dead Reckoning is the first half of the franchise's first two-part narrative. It's the seventh film in the series, based on the popular spy show of the 1960s. Ethan Hunt and his IMF (Impossible Missions Force) team have to track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens humanity before it falls into the wrong hands...again. Now facing a mysterious enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than the mission.

Mission: Impossible--Dead Reckoning Part One is directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Erik Jendresen. The film stars Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Esai Morales, Vanessa Kirby, Pom Klementieff, and Henry Czerny.

Dead Reckoning hasn't premiered worldwide yet, so as of this writing, it is standing at 82, based on 37 reviews. Below, you'll see a selection of the many reviews of Mission: Impossible -- Dead Reckoning Part One that have already been published.

Mission: Impossible--Dead Reckoning Part One

  • Directed by Christopher McQuarrie
  • Written by Christopher McQuarrie and Erik Jendresen
  • Starring: Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Esai Morales, Vanessa Kirby, Pom Klementieff, and Henry Czerny
  • Premiere Date: July 12, 2023

The Telegraph - 100

"Disguises, time bombs, runaway trains: Cruise, his director Christopher McQuarrie, and their collaborators are very consciously working in a century-old tradition here, perhaps to show the business and art of stunning audiences can – if we choose – be much the same now as it ever was." - Robbie Collin [Full review]

Entertainment Weekly - 91

"The fact that McQuarrie and Cruise routinely set and then raise the bar for the gold standard of action movies is the lure of the franchise — but it's the characters, their foibles, their wit, and their deep humanity that are Mission: Impossible's secret weapon." - Maureen Lee Lenker [Full review] - 88

"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 [Full review]

Rolling Stone - 80

"Dead Reckoning never rises to that best-in-series movie's level, though McQuarrie (and cowriters Bruce Geller and Erik Jendresen) concocts set pieces and the cast carves out stand-alone moments that stick with you past the credit roll." - David Fear [Full review]

The Hollywood Reporter - 70

"The strong cast, high-gloss production values and constant wow factor of the action offer plenty of distraction from the storytelling deficiencies." - David Rooney [Full review]

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