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  • Summary: Blamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, IMF operative Ethan Hunt is disavowed along with the rest of the agency when the President initiates "Ghost Protocol". Left without any resources or backup, Ethan must find a way to clear his agency's name and prevent another attack. ToBlamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, IMF operative Ethan Hunt is disavowed along with the rest of the agency when the President initiates "Ghost Protocol". Left without any resources or backup, Ethan must find a way to clear his agency's name and prevent another attack. To complicate matters further, Ethan is forced to embark on this mission with a team of fellow IMF fugitives whose personal motives he does not fully know. [Paramount Pictures] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Dec 16, 2011
    100
    Ghost Protocol brims with scenes that are exciting and amazing at the same time; they're brought off with such casual aplomb that they're funny, too.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Dec 16, 2011
    88
    It's implausible as hell, but no less fun for that.
  3. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Aug 2, 2015
    80
    The first live-action endeavor from director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is filled with the verve and clarity of his animated action sequences while lending just enough gravity and remote plausibility to the stunts and gadgetry to keep it from becoming a glorified cartoon in and of itself.
  4. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Dec 15, 2011
    75
    Bird also really punches up the ensemble playing. I imagine one of the upsides of being the director of nonhuman beings is that you're trained to respond to characters as much as stars.
  5. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Dec 15, 2011
    70
    Gets back to action basics with globe-trotting, nifty gadgets, high-flying stunts and less loquacious villainy.
  6. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Dec 7, 2011
    70
    Pixar wizard Brad Bird's live-action debut serves up sights and setpieces of often jaw-dropping ingenuity and visual flair, but it's a movie of dazzling individual parts that don't come together to fully satisfying effect in the final stretch.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Walsh
    Aug 2, 2015
    40
    Ghost Protocol is action fluff, and on that level alone it works well enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 201
  1. Dec 16, 2011
    10
    Simply high octane action in the movie. This is the best action movie of 2011. Brad bird and Tom cruise rocks!! So go and watch this oneSimply high octane action in the movie. This is the best action movie of 2011. Brad bird and Tom cruise rocks!! So go and watch this one because you can't afford to miss such a great action thriller flick of the mission impossible franchise. Expand
  2. Dec 26, 2011
    10
    This was an amazing movie. The action sequences were jaw dropping- literally at some points, the fights were great , the plot was great, theThis was an amazing movie. The action sequences were jaw dropping- literally at some points, the fights were great , the plot was great, the acting was great. No scenes felt boring or underdone, and the overall style of the movie was just... great. Expand
  3. May 16, 2013
    9
    It is amazing how the director managed to change the style of the franchise, leaving the film much funnier and violent while transformanadoIt is amazing how the director managed to change the style of the franchise, leaving the film much funnier and violent while transformanado the plot into something more interesting complex, and once again starring Tom Cruise so good. Expand
  4. Nov 15, 2013
    8
    I haven't seen any of the previous "Mission: Impossible" films but I can tell you that "Ghost Protocol" is amazing. It's thrilling,I haven't seen any of the previous "Mission: Impossible" films but I can tell you that "Ghost Protocol" is amazing. It's thrilling, breathtaking and intelligent. Tom Cruise fits perfectly well as his role here, and probably is one of his most fitting roles, if you don't count "Minority Report". Expand
  5. Oct 8, 2015
    7
    The action scenes are entertaining but they don't really focus enough on the plot though, That's really the only disappointing aspect. TheThe action scenes are entertaining but they don't really focus enough on the plot though, That's really the only disappointing aspect. The cast is great and Cruise and Renner do a great job as the leads. Ghost Protocol is a pretty entertaining movie. Expand
  6. Jan 20, 2012
    7
    Like all of the Mission Impossible, this is a wild thrill ride with humour that very much entertains. That being said, the film doesn't seemLike all of the Mission Impossible, this is a wild thrill ride with humour that very much entertains. That being said, the film doesn't seem as tight as the others and one is left feeling that they're being taken from one choreographed action spectacle to the next without much care for the story. As well, the opening credits, for some god-forsaken reason show every scene in the movie in quick succession. All in all, it's an entertaining film, Tom Cruise gives it his all and its worth the price of admission for the Dubai Tower scene alone. But it's not as great as it could have been. Still better than the third. Expand

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