Mission Impossible 3

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Special agent ethan hunt faces the mission of his life.


Studio Paramount
SKU 202945620
UPC 097361184548
UPC 14 00097361184548
Format DVD
Release Date 2/5/2008
Rating Rating
Secret Agents
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note J.J. Abrams, creator of small-screen hits ALIAS and LOST, makes his feature film debut with the third installment of this successful series based on the hit 1960s television show. Secret Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has decided to take it easy and lead a somewhat normal life. He's even found his perfect woman, Julia (Michelle Monaghan), and is engaged. But when newbie agent Lindsey Farris (Keri Russell)--whom Hunt mentored--goes missing while on assignment, the reluctant agent finds himself back in business. Soon, with his old buddy Luther (Ving Rhames) in tow, along with team members Zhen (Maggie Q) and Declan (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Hunt is traversing the globe on the trail of Farris's captor, Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman), an elusive international weapons dealer. The stakes increase when the villainous Davian gets a hold of Hunt's fiancée and uses her as a bargaining chip.^A raucous combination of spectacular chases, explosions, amazing stunts, and elaborate schemes takes the Impossible Mission Force (IMF) team to Berlin, the Vatican, and Shanghai. With fascinating hi-tech tools these secret agents can impersonate virtually anyone, scale walls in an instant, infiltrate the tightest security system, and blow up the evidence when they're done. But facing their most formidable foe ever, Hunt and his fellow agents are fighting the clock to keep Julia alive and get Davian the mysterious weapon he is demanding. Cruise's personal involvement in the stunts lends a nice air of authenticity to Hunt, who also shows his emotional side in this outing as he juggles his secret life and his new love, as well as possible betrayal by someone inside the IMF. Laurence Fishburne also stars as IMF's Director Brassel, and Billy Crudup appears as his somewhat timid right-hand man, Musgrave.
Los Angeles Times "[S]olidly crafted entertainment, a diversion that really diverts once it gets down to business." 05/05/2006 p.E1
Entertainment Weekly "[A] gratifyingly clever, booby-trapped thriller that has enough fun and imagination and dash to more than justify its existence..." -- Grade: B 05/12/2006 p.53
USA Today "It's about energy, excitement and exotic locales, in this case Rome, Shanghai and Berlin....The stunts are top-notch..." 05/05/2006 p.2E
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "Inspired by Bourne, Bond and Bauer, MI:III re-sets the bar for all of the upstarts." 07/01/2006 p.45
Box Office "[Hoffman] steals absolutely every moment he's onscreen." 06/01/2006 p.58
Sight and Sound "Abrams attacks the action scenes with a gritty occasionally naturalistic approach, ripping along at pace..." 07/01/2006 p.58
Ultimate DVD "[T]his threequel offers up some top-notch action thanks to director JJ Abrams." 08/01/2006 p.52
Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "[Hoffman delivers] deliciously vile fun as the villain of the piece..." 11/20/2006 p.138
Premiere 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "J.J. Abrams brings his keen eye for glossy danger at a relentless pace....Cruise remains a master at selling a story." 12/01/2006 p.136
Jeffrey Abrams
Ving Rhames
Tom Cruise
Billy Crudup
Laurence Fishburne
Cast & Crew
Alex Kurtzman, et. al. - Writer
Billy Crudup - Actor
Daniel Mindel - Cinematographer
J.J. Abrams - Director
Jonathan Rhys Meyers - Actor
Keri Russell - Actor
Laurence Fishburne - Actor
Mary Jo Markey - Editor
Maryann Brandon - Editor
Michael Giacchino - Original Music By
Michelle Monaghan - Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Actor
Stratton Leopold - Executive Producer
Tom Cruise - Producer
Tom Cruise - Actor
Ving Rhames - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2006
Catalog ID 118454
UPC 00097361184548
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 125 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Mission: Impossible III provides lots of action, but too little excitement. It generates lots of pyrotechnics, but too little heat. And it offers lots of Tom Cruise, but too little Ethan Hunt. In short, if you're yearning for a flashy, leave-your-brain-at-the-door summer movie that never does anything interesting or challenging, Mission: Impossible III has what you're looking for. It's loud, raucous, frenetic, and blows things up real good. But it's testosterone without adrenaline, danger without suspense. Maybe it's foolish to be disappointed by a pure popcorn movie, but as I walked out of this film, I felt it had failed in its mission of pure entertainment.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review There is a theory that action is exciting and dialogue is boring. My theory is that variety is exciting and sameness is boring. Modern high-tech action sequences are just the same damn thing over and over again: high-speed chases, desperate gun battles, all possible modes of transportation, falls from high places, deadly deadlines, exotic locations and characters who hardly ever say anything interesting...I saw "M:I" and "M:I II" and gave them three-star ratings because they delivered precisely what they promised. But now I've been there, done that, and my hope for "M:I IV," if there is one, is that it self-destructs while mishandling the Anti-God Compound.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, Dolby Digital (5.1), French, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Keith Phipps, The Onion A.V. Club ...smooth, stylish...a satisfying amount of drama...
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly A gratifyingly clever, booby-trapped thriller...
Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor ...an expertly engineered popcorn movie...

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