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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Spy franchise returns for more action-packed thrills.

Movie PG-13 2011 133 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 10+

Great movie

age 10+

Could it be any better!

Amazing comedy + action movie! It is my favorite movie . When you are watching it, I dont think you will want to get your eyes of the screen. They do missions, risk their lives, say jokes, run all the time and use their cleverness to find out stuff. It cant be any better!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15 ):
Kids say (93 ):

Ethan Hunt is back, and so is Tom Cruise; any fans who were put off by his tabloid-fodder exploits will be lured back by his considerable charms, which are all put to good use here. Though Cruise certainly isn't the only game in town this time around. Renner is a formidable addition (and if, as rumor might suggest, he does take over the franchise from Cruise someday, it could work), and Patton takes her heroine duties seriously, while Pegg keeps the patter light and chuckly.

Director Brad Bird, a veteran of memorable animated movies like The Incredibles and The Iron Giant, knows how to spin a thrilling yarn. The storyline is vintage Mission: Impossible -- international conspiracy, high stakes, ticking time bomb -- and includes enough high-tech wizardry to make any gadget fanatic swoon. Yes, the resuscitation of Cold War theatrics feels a mite too retro, and the ending borders on maudlin. Not that it makes a whit of difference. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol clearly accepted a mission to entertain, and it does so with flair.

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