‘Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One’ Review: Tom Cruise Amps Up the Electrifying Action but Story Is Strictly Secondary

July 06, 2023

It says a lot about Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One, the first chapter in the $3.5 billion franchise’s two-part seventh installment, that detailed footage of one of the film’s most spectacular stunts was released in full online last December. Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One The Bottom Line Breathless, in every sense. In that sense, Dead Reckoning Part One works like gangbusters. Sometimes it feels as if he’s boiled down the most thrilling elements, not only of the Mission: Impossible series, but of the Bond and Bourne movies, and threaded them into a sizzle reel. If De Palma’s Mission: Impossible was considered overly complicated, the storyline here is an absolute maze.