Even as the narrative becomes more perplexing — as before, realistic masks conceal true identities, characters' actual agendas remain hidden — the fast-moving spectacle unfolds in extraordinary fashion.
The sixth film in the series is among the most outstanding, delivering a near-exhausting amount of stupendous action sequences paired with deft character drama and the requisite life-or-death stakes. Fallout is a testament to writer-director Christopher McQuarrie, who gives the proceedings a witty, sophisticated grandeur, and yet the film belongs to Cruise and his seemingly limitless passion for putting himself and his audience through the wringer.
After two decades, Fallout might be the finest film in the series. (To me, it’s a toss-up between this and Ghost Protocol.) Either way, Mission: Impossible is clearly the best ongoing action franchise in the world. And nothing else even comes close.
Producer: Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, Jake Myers, J.J. Abrams
Writer: Christopher McQuarrie
Release Date: Jul 27, 2018
Runtime: 2hr 27m
Tom Cruise returns as secret agent Ethan Hunt in the sixth installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise (six is a LOT of impossible missions – that Hunt dude must be great at his job!). The action heats up after Hunt is forced to make a tough call during a mission – one that puts him, his IMF team, and his allies in a, dare we say, IMPOSSIBLE position? With death-defying stunts and heart-stopping chases, Ethan is once again in a race against time to prevent a global catastrophe.
This latest installment is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who previously helmed 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. The cast includes familiar faces like Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Michelle Monaghan, Alec Baldwin, and Sean Harris, as well as newcomers Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Henry Cavill, and Henry Cavill’s now-famous mustache.
Did You Know?
This film was green-lit several days before the release of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015).
HALO is an acronym and stands for High Altitude, Low Opening, not Low Oxygen as quoted.
Solomon Lane: "Your mission, should you *choose* to accept it." I wonder, did you ever choose not to? The end you've always feared is coming. And the blood will be on your hands. The fallout of all your good intentions.