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Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)



Critic Consensus: Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation continues the franchise's thrilling resurgence -- and proves that Tom Cruise remains an action star without equal.

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With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet.

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Tom Cruise
as Ethan Hunt
Jeremy Renner
as William Brandt
Ving Rhames
as Luther Strickell
Rebecca Ferguson
as Ilsa Faust
Alec Baldwin
as Alan Hunley
Sean Harris
as Solomon Lane
Jens Hultén
as Janik Vinter
Rachel Ritfeld
as CIA Agent
Nigel Barber
as Chairman
Jess Williams
as Stewardess
Jessica Williams
as Stewardess
Sean Cronin
as Unknown Agent
Mark Preston
as Commuter
Judit Novotnik
as Cafe Guest
Lasco Atkins
as CIA Agent
Solomon B Taiwo
as Passer By
Shina Shihoko Nagai
as CIA Supervisor
Debra Leigh-Taylor
as Charity Event Guest
Robert Maaser
as Assassin/ Police Officer
Mingus Johnston
as Lead Biker
Christopher Marsh
as Businessman
Christopher March
as Businessman
Eva-Marie Becker
as Lighting Technician
Asim Ahmad
as CIA Analyst Nathaniel Rollins
Tom Coulston
as Chancellor's Aide
Tony Paul West
as Suspect at the Opera
Noni Harrison
as Cafe Guest
Joanne Manchester
as Charity Event Guest
Bruce Lawrence
as Prime Minister's Bodyguard 1
Vauxhall Jermaine
as US Marine Jones
Sharon Forbes
as Commuter
Wolfgang Stegemann
as Flautist Assassin
Daniel Eghan
as Moroccon Dignitary
James Weber-Brown
as IMF Operator
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Critic Reviews for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

All Critics (326) | Top Critics (73)

In the beginning you'll think something is missing from Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation. Excitement. Audacity. Edge. Visual splendor. Be patient. In it's own way, this action/thriller eventually gets the job done.

March 15, 2017 | Full Review…

If Jason Bourne is our most brooding spy and James Bond is our suavest, then IMF agent Ethan Hunt is our most intense, the one most willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. Sound like anyone we know?

June 12, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

First-rate popcorn, a meticulously devised and elegantly executed spy movie that manages to thrill with its stunts, jangle with its set pieces, land a laugh or two, and not insult our intelligence

May 27, 2016 | Full Review…

With Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, we're getting the best Bond movie since Casino Royale in 2006.

December 14, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4

Rogue Nation is terrific fun, the best action movie of the summer without Mad Max in the title. It's also, arguably, the best Mission: Impossible movie, impressive for the fifth installment in any movie series.

December 14, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Rogue Nation is a 131-minute roller-coaster ride that slows down long enough for you to catch your breath before jettisoning you into another gasping round of action and adventure.

August 11, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation


Here we go again, entry number five for Cruise and his James Bond-esque team of super agents. Once again Rhames, Renner and Pegg rejoin Cruise to fight for justice and, this time, the IMF. Things look bleak for the IMF as tough CIA director Huntley (Alec Baldwin) manages to shut them down and basically absorb the IMF into the CIA. The reasons being their destructive methods of getting the job done, misconducts and the fact they don't have a secretary at this point. In the meantime Hunt is still trying to prove the existence of the Syndicate, a large crime consortium, which the CIA does believe exists, another reason why they shut them down. Further on down the line and a few disavowed agents later, Hunt is set up for the death of the Austria Chancellor whilst trying to save him. The CIA are hunting him down whilst Hunt and his old crew are trying to gain proof of the syndicate via some data which they must retrieve from within a highly secure building. Of course the data is not what everyone thinks it is and the syndicate are actually after it themselves. So who can Hunt trust this time around? Will he save the IMF? Will the CIA believe him? What does the syndicate actually want? I went into this film reasonably content, happy to see what was to follow in this everlasting franchise. Admittedly I had some reservations, I'm not a avid franchise fan by all means, I think these films are serviceable at best in light-hearted action entertainment. I do however firmly believe they have somewhat turned into a one trick pony, that pony being one big fuck off stunt that Cruise performs. Now again admittedly Cruise performs these stunts admirably, he's got balls that's for sure, but in no way do they constitute an entire movie, you can't just ride these one-off stunts all the way to bank, which they have been doing, amazingly. So yeah, it has boiled down to pretty much...one big stunt is impressive, everything else besides that is serviceable, done. Does this fifth film change that? Well in all honesty no, it doesn't. The film starts off much in the same vein as your standard [i]Bond[/i] movie, with a big stunt, the now expected big Cruise stunt which he does all by himself. This time (as if you didn't know by now) he clings onto the side of a plane as it takes off. Of course he's strapped on there pretty fudging good, so essentially he's simply attached to the side of plane, well near the door. So yeah, it would have been bloody windy, and I doubt he would of seen that much because of the wind and pressure against his face, but I'm sure it was a rush no doubt. Is it the be all and end all? No not really, was it impressive to watch? Well I guess, its not like I haven't seen that done before in a certain British spy franchise. Was it as good as his last stunt in M:I4 on the Burj Khalifa? No, not for me, that was certainly death defying and made me sweat through my pants! this on the other hand was simply being attached to a plane and doing nothing (not much you can do). Now here lies my problem, the big glorious stunt happened right at the start, so now what? what is left? Well not much frankly. Everything following is, in my opinion, all the same shit we've seen before countless times. The plot kinda annoyed me at multiple points concerning the characters, mainly Ilsa Faust. Jesus! This character is at first a baddie, then she helps Hunt, so you dunno where she stands exactly, maybe she fancies Hunt. Then at the Opera whilst Hun is trying to stop the assassination of the Austria Chancellor, Faust is seen apparently taking aim as one of the assassins, but then she helps Hunt escape again, but not before apparently trying to kill Benji (Pegg). We discover she is a disavowed MI6 agent, or so it may seem, she speaks of loyalty and gaining Hunt's trust to the main villain Lane whilst in his presence, but speaks of being undercover within the syndicate to Hunt and co. This goes back and forth for quite a portion of the movie and while it might seem like good writing and exciting, I found it frustrating. Even when she meets with her MI6 handler you're still not entirely sure who's side she's on, this being a spy flick you can never tell what character twist might pop up. They also make it so painfully obvious that they're trying to make this female character a sexy femme fatale, but it just doesn't work, not for me anyway. But geez alright we get it, the blatant hints have been picked up. The movie tries to remain exciting for its runtime but just can't seem to manage it. There isn't really any highlight other than Cruises big stunt, nothing at all that really hit me, maybe the bit when he's under water I guess? Yeah like he's gonna die, pfft! I guess the motorbike chase was pretty good, it looked good for sure, fast, thrilling, slick and glossy, usual stuff, it actually had John Woo vibes if you ask me. It was kinda spoilt by the outcome though, yet another serious crash inflicted on hunt, with no body protection, yet he's fine! Then you had the car crash prior to that. Hunt and Benji somehow manage to survive that crash too! and how over the top was that crash sheesh! I'm not even sure if it was real, it looked CGI to me, the bloody car flips and spins over about six times! But no worries Hunt and Benji are just fine, just a scratch, on to the next set piece! Speaking of the next set piece, the scene towards the end at the restaurant with the bomb strapped to Benji. You notice all of Lane's men are there on hand, well had that bomb gone off, wouldn't Lane had killed all his own men too? It all just feels so run of the mill now, all the bad guys drive around in black cars, or black bikes with black helmets. No one can actually shoot Hunt despite being at point blank range with a machine gun, the strong female agent is of course a martial arts expert because everyone always is in these films, the good guys are always driving around in top of the line cars somehow, the villain Lane mumbles and is hard to understand, oh and there are red phone boxes in London? Eh?? As for the ending, blimey talk about drab and uneventful, they just trick Lane into that transparent bulletproof box...and that's it? How the hell did they set that up anyway? How did they know Lane would follow Hunt? What if he hadn't jumped down through the manhole following Hunt; instead just shooting him through the gap? Also the fact that Lane actually believed Hunt when he said he had memorised that entire readout of data (mainly lot of figures, sums of money in a list) is a joke. I highly doubt many people could memorise all that so quickly, not saying it couldn't be done, but its just unlikely for most. But the fact Lane believes this bluff was lame, he couldn't take that chance you say? Sure, but come on! I'm sure there would be another way even if Hunt was telling the truth. I just don't get it, this had mirror images of the first movie from back in 1996, like I said, clearly trying to recapture the mood and the thrills, but it just doesn't, it just feels all the same but slower and older. I just don't understand how a film like this does so well when its essentially a lax remake of sorts, a very, very wholeheartedly average sequel, its very strange. I don't have a great deal to say here because the movie underwhelmed me, I've literately forgotten most of it, and what even happened. For me this franchise and Cruise's outdated, overacted antics have run their course, this doesn't suit Cruise anymore. Oh and what on earth is going on with Baldwin's hair in this?? Looks like he's had an electric shock.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


This breathtaking movie is possibly the finest and most well-constructed installment in this franchise so far, with an intelligent espionage plot, fantastic editing (I could even swear that Brian De Palma directed that splendid opera scene) and exhilarating action scenes.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Pretty boring, honestly. Confusing and dumb action scenes. And it needs to be half an hour shorter. Not my type of thing at all.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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