in about 100 words or less
US 133m, Colour
Director: Brad Bird; Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton
Presented in IMAX, the fourth chapter in the Mission Impossible franchise is probably the best since the 1996 original and is certainly one of the best looking action films ever made. Like its predecessors, MI4 is an action packed adrenaline-filled production carefully crafted around a thin plot which is mildly interesting, but never really engaging. Despite the film’s scripted shortcomings, the choreography of the visual effects and sound editing provide a top-notch, edge-of-your-seat experience which is really all that anyone should expect from this largely predictable and outrageously improbable action series (Klaus Ming December 2011).