If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.
Since the new Mission: Impossible movie is coming out soon decided to watch the first Mission: Impossible movie which we have not seen before until now.
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Genre: Spy/Espionage, Thriller
Release Date: May 22, 1996
Running Time: 110 minutes
MMPA rating: PG-13
The Good: Pure espionage at its finest, Cool gadgets, Spectacular ending, Perfect soundtrack for a spy movie, Tom Cruise's best performance,
Plot: Warning Spoilers! Do not read this if you are planing to watch the movie. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is an agent of an Impossible Missions Force (IMF) team, an unofficial branch of the CIA. Led by Jim Phelps (Jon Voight), the team assembles for a mission in Prague to prevent an American diplomat from selling the non-official cover (NOC) list, a comprehensive list of all covert agents in Eastern Europe. The mission goes hopelessly wrong, seemingly resulting in the death of every team member except Hunt. Fleeing the scene, Hunt meets with IMF Director Eugene Kittridge (Henry Czerny) at a café. Kittridge discloses that the operation was a setup meant to draw out a mole in the IMF who has made a deal to sell the list to an arms dealer known as "Max" as part of an operation called "Job 3:14". The NOC list taken in the mission is in fact a fake and the computer disk it is on is rigged with a tracking device. Suspicion now falls on Hunt, the only survivor of the mission. When he is confronted about the events while inside of a restaurant, Hunt blows up the floor-to-ceiling aquariums as part of his escape and flees into the city.
Hunt returns to the IMF safe house, where he discovers that fellow agent Claire Phelps (Emmanuelle Béart), Jim's wife, has survived the mission, claiming that she got out of the car where she was waiting before it exploded. Having realised that "Job 3:14" refers to the Bible verse (and probably the mole's codename as well), Hunt begins email correspondence with Max (Vanessa Redgrave) over a Biblical correspondence web site, warning her about the fake NOC list. Watch the movie to see what happens next.
Plot: 8.6/10- Mission: Impossible's plot is always keeps you guessing and is more of a Spy/Espionage than a action movie like most movie of this genre are today.
Action: 6.9/10- Mission: Impossible is more of a Spy/Espionage than an action but the ending is spectacular.
Acting: 8.4/10- Of the Tom Cruise movies we have seen this is most likly his best performance and the rest of the cast was also good.
Special effects: 6.9/10- There are really munch effects until the end of the movie but the effects are not really dated.
Soundtrack: 9.8/10- Very few soundtracks are a better fit for a spy than Mission: Impossible's soundtrack.
Overall: 8.2/10- Overall Mission: Impossible is one of the best pure Spy/Espionage movie out there and we wish there were more of them.
Closing comments: If you like Spy movie or want to see a movie that is different from most movies you check out Mission: Impossible.
Recommended for: Spy/Espionage movie fans, Thriller movie fans, Ton Cruise fans,