Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible ★★★

An impenetrable plot, a few good set pieces, and Tom Cruise. I'm coming to the series the wrong way around, having seen Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation first, so the first installment feels weirdly focused on plot rather than action, and naturally, very dated.

That said, it has its moments. The Langley break-in is all it's cracked up to be, and the train sequence is nerve-wracking. Vanessa Redgrave adds a bit of presence.

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