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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol  (2011 - English)

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol cumulative rating: 3.2 out of 53.2/5 (150 users)

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol critics rating: 3.3 out of 5 3.3/5 (7 critics)

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Midway through 'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol', Tom Cruise's character, secret agent Ethan Hunt is seen scaling Dubai's 2,700-foot Burj Khalifa with nothing more than a pair of sticky gloves. Anyone suffering from a fear of heights would be advised to shut their eyes during this breathtaking but also vertigo-inducing sequence that's been filmed in IMAX, and is believed to be performed by Cruise himself. As the camera stares down from the 130th floormore

Luckily for Tom Cruise, Mission:Impossible — Ghost Protocol is one of his finest action flicks, just what’s needed to potentially restore some of this fallen star’s box-office bankability. For director Brad Bird, though, the fourth Mission, rock solid as it is, ranks only as his second-best action movie, after the animated smash The Incredibles. Cruise may be the star here, but Bird’s the story, a director who’s only making his fourth moviemore

Action has always been the high point of the Mission Impossible series. But this kind of action: Wow! The new film is essentially a relentless roller-coaster ride that doesn't give you a moment to sit back and keeps the adrenalin pumping to dizzy heights as Tom Cruise gets on his regular mission of saving the world, one more time. And once again, he has nothing on his side, not even his government, other than his physical prowess, his ability to performmore

Just a week ago, Tom Cruise walked the red carpet in Mumbai for the premiere of his latest movie. Fans and press, restricted by strong-willed barricades on either side, screamed for a piece of the small-framed, casually-dressed Hollywood actor. That evening, it was hard to tell one from another. It was even harder to believe that someone would actually take money to cheer for the man. If you would have attempted to leave the venue between this frenzy, you'd knowmore

"Blue is glue," Simon Pegg's Benji helpfully informs IMF secret agent/superhero Ethan Hunt (Cruise) as he's about to climb up the side of Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, using only a pair of electronic suction gloves that light up when activated. Referring to the colour of that light, Hunt asks, "And what's red?" "Dead," says Benji, without batting an eyelid. This sequence encapsulates the little that's good about Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocolmore

A Russian prison is broken into, the Kremlin blown up and Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, stunningly trifled with. But guess where Mission Impossible: The Ghost Protocol ends up calling it a day? A bobbing boat on Seattle via an "automated car parking" in Mumbai. Tom Cruise's latest Mission Impossible paces itself disappointingly wrong, despite the star putting his heart and sole into the film's chases -- including the famous Agent Ethan Hunt run, chest thrust outmore

Luckily for Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol is one of his finest action flicks, just what's needed to potentially restore some of this fallen star's box-office bankability. For director Brad Bird, though, the fourth "Mission," rock solid as it is, ranks only as his second-best action movie, after the animated smash The Incredibles. Cruise may be the star here, but Bird's the story, a director who's only making his fourth movie and, remarkably, just his first live-action featuremore