Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Friday, 10 April 2020

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch:

    You want drama, go to the opera.

  • Starring:

    Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, America Olivo, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Hermione Corfield

  • Directed by:

    Christopher McQuarrie

  • Running time:

    131 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    People are shot, gassed, bound, punched, kicked, hit with objects, elbowed, hair-grabbed, near-choked, tackled, headlocked, neck-grabbed, stabbed, slashed, head-butted, hit by vehicles, impaled (implied), thrown from a moving vehicle, tasered, defibrillated, pursued, kidnapped, hooded, rigged with explosives, trapped. Car/motorbike chases/accidents/rollovers. Assassination attempt, drowning. Car bomb, explosions, door rammed, broken/smashed glass. Break-and-enter, theft. A man plays a violent video game. Images of mass wreckage/devastation, car accidents. Missing aircraft, civil war, gassed village (2000 dead) mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead bodies, images of dead people. Snapping bones (neck). Bloody hand/skin/face/cuts/scratches/bullet wound/clothing. Bruising. Medical instruments seen. Defibrillation implied. Killing innocent people mentioned.


    Shirtless man, woman in underwear (rear view), bikini, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Dressing, undressing. Poster of lingerie girl, neon sign a for lap-dancing club.


    People are drugged (gas, serum, darts). Vials and syringes seen. Alcohol (wine, champagne). Gambler, antidote mentioned.


    S-words. Religious exclamation.


    International terrorism, stealth operations, ostracisation, infiltration, assassination, rogue agents, trust, betrayal, opera, loyalty, identification, security, mind control, drowning, cool gadgets.


    Missing flight mentioned (reference to MH370). Cemetery setting. Planes, helicopter, goats, donkey. Used chewing gum, spitting. Brief Russian, German languages (subtitles). Very high camera angles.


    Funny, self-aware, surprising, fast-paced, spry, satsifying, winking, gripping, intelligent, sexy, propulsive, crowd-pleasing, solid, suspenseful, entertaining, old-fashioned, diverting. Delightful comic chemistry between Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg, credible performances, sharp script, absorbing plot, great locations, hilarious/gigantic plane stunt, spectacular set pieces, gorgeous/crisp/clean/precision action cinematography, non-stop score, real-world echoes.


    Formulaic, exhausting, uneven, empty. Lacks visual/visceral impact, uninvolving plot, blunt dialogue, settles for clichés.

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