Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Saturday, 04 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)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    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.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

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

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

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

  • LANGUAGE:

    S-words. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES:

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

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    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.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    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.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

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

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