Tom Cruise's latest Mission: Impossible film, "Dead Reckoning Part One," achieves a career-high Rotten Tomatoes score of 99%, impressing critics and audiences alike.
Tom Cruise, the renowned Hollywood actor, has reached a milestone in his career with his latest installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning, Part One not only stands as the highest-rated film in the franchise but also holds the distinction of being the top-rated film in Cruise's entire filmography.
In this highly anticipated movie, Cruise reprises his iconic role as Ethan Hunt, who embarks on a mission to track down a formidable new weapon that poses a grave threat to humanity. Assisting him in this perilous endeavor is the elusive Grace, portrayed by Hayley Atwell.
The film boasts an impressive ensemble cast including Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Czerny, Vanessa Kirby, and Frederick Schmidt. A brief synopsis of the film sets the stage: "In Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake, and dark forces from Ethan's past closing in, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission – not even the lives of those he cares about most."
Although the film is set to release in cinemas in a week's time, critics have already voiced their opinions, and the consensus is overwhelmingly positive. The aggregated score for the film on Rotten Tomatoes has propelled it to the top of Cruise's filmography. Previously, his highest-rated film on the platform was 2018's Mission: Impossible - Fallout, which achieved an impressive 97 percent score. It is followed by Top Gun: Maverick with 96 percent, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation with 94 percent, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol with 93 percent, and the 80s classic Risky Business with 92 percent.
However, the latest Mission: Impossible installment has dethroned its predecessors, boasting an outstanding score of 99 percent based on 155 reviews. The Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes states: "With world-threatening stakes and epic set pieces to match that massive title, Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One proves this is still a franchise you should choose to accept."
Renowned film critic Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian awarded the film a perfect five-star rating, stating, "In the past, I have been skeptical and hesitant about the Mission: Impossible series, but the pure fun involved in this film, its blend of the ludicrous and the serious, and the franchise's ambition to continually push the boundaries with each installment, rather than winding down, is truly remarkable."
Peter Debruge of Variety, while considering Fallout as the pinnacle of the series, praises the latest film, saying, "Director Christopher McQuarrie delivers a compelling concept and several unforgettable set pieces, all while effectively tying the storylines back into the core mythology of these movies."
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One is set to hit theaters on July 12th, creating a buzz of excitement among fans and critics alike.
You can check out the trailer below.