Review : Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One – Entertaining spy action thriller
Published on Jul 13, 2023 6:00 am IST
Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One English Movie Review

Release Date : July 12, 2023 Rating : 3.5/5

Starring: Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Esai Morales, Vanessa Kirby, Pom Klementieff, and Henry Czerny

Director: Christopher McQuarrie

Producers: Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie

Music Director: Lorne Balfe

Cinematographer: Fraser Taggart

Editor: Eddie Hamilton

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The first part of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, also known as Mission: Impossible 7, starring the star actor Tom Cruise, is finally out in theaters today amidst huge expectations. Check out our review to find out how the film is.


Story  :

Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) of the IMF(Impossible Mission Force) is assigned to retrieve half of a powerful key from his ally Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson). He learns about Entity, a dangerous rogue AI system, and decides to find the second half of the key to gain control over it. Ethan embarks on a perilous mission, facing hurdles and encountering others with their own motivations to possess the whole key to control the Entity. The rest of the story follows his journey to find the key and prevent Entity from causing harm to the world. Does Ethan succeed in stopping the powerful AI system? You will find the answers in the movie.


Plus Points :

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One has an interesting premise, and even more so, it features Tom Cruise, who captivates audiences in theaters with his amazing stunts. Tom Cruise delivers his best performance yet, captivating viewers with his simple dialogues, smart expressions, and unpredictable action moves.

Grace, played by Hayley Atwell, is also an impressive character in the film. She has a significant role and allies with Ethan to find the remaining half of the key. The tactics she plays and her scenes with Ethan are enjoyable to watch.

Pom Klementieff as Paris, who works for Gabriel (Esai Morales), the antagonist, delivers a solid performance in the action sequences. The rest of the actors also perform well.

The chase sequence in the first half and the train scene in the latter half are the main highlights of the film and will undoubtedly leave audiences in awe.


Minus Points :

While the story is okay, not enough information is provided about the AI system, Entity. Offering a glimpse of Entity at the end of Part One would have helped viewers understand it better.

Esai Morales’s character, Gabriel, could have been portrayed as more powerful. Adding a few more scenes for him might have made the character more interesting.

The screenplay in the second half is a bit sluggish. However, it doesn’t significantly impact the film’s flow, thanks to the action-packed sequences. Compared to the first half, the second half is slower at some places.

Injecting a few more funny conversations between Ethan and his allies could have provided some breaks from the serious narration.


Technical Aspects :

Christopher McQuarrie succeeds in making Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One an enjoyable film from start to finish. The stunt performers behind the breathtaking action scenes deserve appreciation.

The music by Lorne Balfe and the cinematography by Fraser Taggart are exceptional and significantly contribute to the film. The editing is also good, although a few scenes in the second hour could have been trimmed for a flawless experience.


Verdict :

On the whole, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is an enthralling spy action thriller that ranks among the best films in the franchise. Tom Cruise and his impressive action stunts are the movie’s biggest strengths. Despite a few scenes in the second half that may look tedious and disrupt the flow, you can happily book your tickets to enjoy the movie this weekend. Rating: 3.5/5

Reviewed by 123telugu Team

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