"[S]olidly crafted entertainment, a diversion that really diverts once it gets down to business."Los Angeles Times
"[A] gratifyingly clever, booby-trapped thriller that has enough fun and imagination and dash to more than justify its existence..." -- Grade: B+
"It's about energy, excitement and exotic locales, in this case Rome, Shanghai and Berlin....The stunts are top-notch..."USA Today
4 stars out of 5 -- "Inspired by Bourne, Bond and Bauer, MI:III re-sets the bar for all of the upstarts."
"[Hoffman] steals absolutely every moment he's onscreen."
"Abrams attacks the action scenes with a gritty occasionally naturalistic approach, ripping along at pace..."
Sight and Sound
"[T]his threequel offers up some top-notch action thanks to director JJ Abrams."Ultimate DVD
3 stars out of 4 -- "[Hoffman delivers] deliciously vile fun as the villain of the piece..."Rolling Stone
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "J.J. Abrams brings his keen eye for glossy danger at a relentless pace....Cruise remains a master at selling a story." Premiere