Parents' Guide to

Mission: Impossible III

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

More boisterous and violent action; teens and up.

Movie PG-13 2006 125 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 10+

Great movie!

this movie has same violence as in rouge nation! Just skip kissing scene.

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Too much violence
age 13+

Amazing film!

Another great installment to a film series as amazing as “Mission: Impossible”! It is either my second or third favorite film in the competes with “Ghost Protocol”. I would highly recommend this to teens and up, and it is NOT a waste of time like the second movie. I love how it starts with a premonition. It immediately gets the audience intrigued with watching the rest of the film. Amazing movie! Everyone will love it!

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (42):

This sequel is a boisterous and violent good ride, but for all the fun, it also includes some acknowledgement of costs: emotional, physical, and political. Reconceived by the Cruise-selected writer-director J.J. Abrams, Ethan is here made vulnerable by his love for someone else. That's not to say he's not also the usual Ethan, admirably decisive and troublingly hard-headed.

While Mission: Impossible III tends to privilege Ethan's perspective -- his stunts, his goals, his urgency -- when it cuts to occasional other views, the effect can be jarring. Pursuing his own ends without regard to consequences makes Ethan heroic from one angle, and not a little barmy from another. Ethan's excesses are admirable: he jumps off any building, drives any vehicle, shoots any weapon at any target. But when he risks those close to him, the stakes are different. The scariest possibility in M:I:III is not that Ethan will lose, but that he'll win, and along the way, absorb his pretty little wife into his fearsome orbit.

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