"...MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE is an explosion of pleasures..."
Sight and Sound
"...Stylish, brisk..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
"...A Rubik's cube that keeps on twisting..." -- Rating: B
"...Cruise tackles the action genre even more convincingly than he did in TOP GUN....And he looks great, too..."Variety
"...A sleek, whooshingly entertaining update of the vintage television series....MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE catapults you into the wildest movie ride of the year..."New York Times
"...MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE has lots going for it -- a charismatic star in Tom Cruise, Brian De Palma's sleek, elegant direction, a first-rate cast, a superb suspense sequence, lots of action capped by a breathtaking stunt at the climax..."Los Angeles Times
4 stars out of 5 -- "Jacking his own paranoid angst into this slicked-up spy thriller, Brian De Palma maxes suspense and style to cut the template for post-Bond techno-blockbusters."