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Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

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Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

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Bruce Geller (based on the television series created by), Christopher McQuarrie
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 18 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Ethan Hunt
Henry Cavill ... August Walker
Ving Rhames ... Luther Stickell
Simon Pegg ... Benji Dunn
Rebecca Ferguson ... Ilsa Faust
Sean Harris ... Solomon Lane
Angela Bassett ... Erika Sloane
Vanessa Kirby ... The White Widow
Michelle Monaghan ... Julia
Wes Bentley ... Erik
Frederick Schmidt ... Zola
Alec Baldwin ... Alan Hunley
Liang Yang ... Lark Decoy
Kristoffer Joner ... Nils Debruuk
Wolf Blitzer ... Wolf Blitzer
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Storyline

Two years after Ethan Hunt had successfully captured Solomon Lane, the remnants of the Syndicate have reformed into another organization called the Apostles. Under the leadership of a mysterious fundamentalist known only as John Lark, the organization is planning on acquiring three plutonium cores. Ethan and his team are sent to Berlin to intercept them, but the mission fails when Ethan saves Luther and the Apostles escape with the plutonium. With CIA agent August Walker joining the team, Ethan and his allies must now find the plutonium cores before it's too late. Written by Anonymous

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Some missions are not a choice.


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Rated PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of action, and for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mission: Impossible VI See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$178,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,236,534, 29 July 2018

Gross USA:

$220,159,104

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$791,115,104
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first time the "f" word was used in a Mission: Impossible movie. See more »

Goofs

When Hunt chases Walker in London to the top of a tower there is no hatch, just a solid roof. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Solomon Lane: Do you, Ethan Hunt, take Julia as your lawful wedded wife?
Ethan Hunt: I do.
Solomon Lane: To have, to hold, to love, to love, cherish, honor, and protect?
Ethan Hunt: I do.
Solomon Lane: To shield from terrors known and unknown, to lie, to deceive, to lead a double life, to fail to prevent her abduction, erase her identity, force her into hiding, take away all she has known...
Ethan Hunt: [turns to the priest] Stop.
Solomon Lane: ...in a selfish, futile, fleeting attempt...
Ethan Hunt: Stop.
Solomon Lane: ...to escape your own true self.
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In India, the film has been certified UA (12+) by the Indian Censor Board with references to Kashmir being chopped off, resulting in some abrupt edits. See more »

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References The French Connection (1971) See more »

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Best Action Movie of the Year
30 July 2018 | by Jared_AndrewsSee all my reviews

'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' burst onto the scene this weekend, rejuvenating what had been a mostly baron summer of action-blockbusters. Sure, we had 'Equalizer 2' and 'Skyscraper,' but those were both meh. Thankfully, this film is far better than meh. Actually, it's excellent.

Its excellence comes from a commitment to the craft. Normally, three months of intensive training are required for someone to qualify for a helicopter pilot's license. Tom Cruise, in preparation for this film, did it in half that time. How? By training 16 hours a day, seven days a week. He did all this for one action sequence. That's the level of commitment to the craft that went into this movie.

Each grand set piece (all of which are glorious) fills the frame just right. Very little CGI is used, which makes everything look real because it is real. We aren't watching a contrived creation of what is supposed to look like Tom Cruise zipping through town on a motorcycle-he's actually zipping through town on a motorcycle. And that helicopter pilot training? That paid off in a big way. It delivered what is one of the best, most intense action sequences in years.

Each scene flows smoothly into the next, rarely pausing to catch its breath. It brings to mind memories of 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' which featured a similarly breakneck pace and continuous propulsion. Fallout's action doesn't quite reach that level, but the feel is certainly similar.

I've waited this long to mention the plot because I hardly considered it essential, which might sound weird or as though it's a detriment (it's not). There is a lot to know and also very little know. Early scenes feature some rather extensive exposition. The density and length of these conversations may cause some viewers' minds to wander-that's okay.

While the dialogue is crisp and the details are helpful for better understanding the plot, all viewers really need to understand is that a group of terrorists called The Apostles want to wreak havoc, and it's Ethan Hunt's mission to stop them. Basically, he and his team need to save the world.

There's nothing wrong with action taking center stage over the story in this case. After all, this is an action movie. The minute reasons why something is happening become less important when what is happening is so masterfully executed and thrilling to watch.

The camera whirls majestically around each chase sequence, and the fight scenes pop off the screen. They're brutal, well-shot and coherent, which is not always the case with big budget action films. The violence feels real, as do the consequences. I know jaw-dropping is a bit of a cliché description to use, but these fight scenes (and a few additional action sequences) literally made my jaw drop.

And of course, in between the fights, we receive a hefty dose of Tom Cruise running really fast. He's one of the all-time best movie runners. Tremendous intensity. Beautiful form.

Cruise is exceptional. This franchise would crumble without him. Ving Rhames, who has been at Cruise's side for all six 'M:I' films, is a steadying presence once again. Simon Pegg provides his usual comic relief, and Henry Cavill steps in as a younger, stronger super-spy, to remind us that Cruise can't do this forever.

Overall, this is an exceptionally satisfying movie-going experience. It's one of the best films of the year and one that will stick with you well after leaving the theater.


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