Paramount Pictures | Release Date: May 24, 2000 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 40 Critics
Positive:
23
Mixed:
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Negative:
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50
Long stretches of boredom punctuated by a few thrilling action sequences is the most succint description I can give of M:I-2. [24 May 2000, p.E1]
80
This is the sort of breathless joyride that we expect - but don't often get - from a summer movie. [24 May 2000, p.E1]
80
Keeps the pulse pounding without sacrificing laughs or logic.
63
With a deadly slow beginning and an unnecessary overload of special effects, this sequel is incredibly average, doubling the number of explosions and cinematic tricks, but cutting back on story, plot and characters. [24 May 2000, p.E4]
58
Woo directs Mission: Impossible 2 cautiously, as if still introducing himself to U.S. audiences despite Face-Off and Broken Arrow. Or maybe he has nothing left to say about the poetry of violence after such visual eloquence in his Chinese classics. [24 May 2000, p.1D]
50
In keeping with the purloining spirit of sequeldom, Woo plunders his own past. [24 May 2000, p.R1]
50
Woo masterfully stages fierce and memorably destructive cinematic sequences, but his use of slow motion becomes tiresome, and the motorcycles-and-kung fu finale gets pretty hokey. Cruise comes off as fearless and virile, and his fans should not be disappointed in the slightest. [24 May 2000]