• Released
  • December 21, 2011
  • (Opens 12/16 in select theaters)
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 13 min
  • Action/Adventure
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Synopsis
After the IMF is shut down, Ethan Hunt and his team must clear the organization of wrongdoing.
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Critic Ratings

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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Ghost Protocol brims with scenes that are exciting and amazing at the same time; they're brought off with such casual aplomb that they're...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's implausible as hell, but no less fun for that.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Oscar-winning animator Brad Bird seems to have accomplished the impossible with the fourth Mission: Impossible installment by injecting the...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Has a certain cartoonish vibe. That's OK, because Brad Bird's brand of toonage (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille) owes much to...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Bird also really punches up the ensemble playing. I imagine one of the upsides of being the director of nonhuman beings is that you're...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
If you widen your eyes and turn off your brain, it all adds up to cracking good fun.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's not the generic plot that's so memorable, even though its convolutions are clever enough, or the cast of mostly interesting...
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70

Movieline

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A well-heeled French assassin chick who murders in exchange for diamonds? So '90s-era rejected Bond script, guys.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The impact of spectacular action on striking international locales is moderated somewhat by the repetitive nature of the challenges faced...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The only thing that's missing, in fact, is a soul. On the other hand, there's a good chance you'll get so caught up in what they're doing,...
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A great thrill ride!

By Tero44
Visually stunning and packed with action. The characters were strong and well defined. With a compelling story. Paula Patton's character Jane Carter was a delight to watch. Whether she a team...

INCREDIBLE!!!! THOROUGHLY ENTERTAINING!!!

By romankoke32
I solemly swear....this is one of the BEST ACTION MOVIES EVER MADE!!!!! And believe me...I'm not one who usually even writes reviews about movies, but this is a movie of a different caliber all...

awesome action flick

By Davinciluv
I have seen each ot the MI flicks. 3 was my fave. This one takes a different approach but is easily the best action flick of the 4 films. Nowhere near the love story for the ladies. But tons of...

it's a GO

By rashadxll
Personally I'm a fan of all the Mission Impossible movies. In views of the directing a producing it was caught just like the last ones. An I like that fact that the people making keep it close to the...

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol review

By ryansebrasky
Worth whatever you decide to pay for it!...Cruise hanging off the Burj Khaliffa by one hand made my nerves shoot like fireworks, that scene alone was worth the wait.. I went into the theater...

Absolutely Awesome

By cyberjew2
I'm a fan of the series, but this is by far the best installment. You can tell that all effort was made to create a pulse-pounding action movie with stunts that look so real, you won't believe it......

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

By Jason Freytag
I have to admit the reason I first went to this movie was to check out the new theater in town. But it was a very good movie. Tom Cruise always does an excellent job with whatever role he's given...

Good action movie!

By Stevaroni
MI 4 has good action scenes, story, and humor. My favorite is MI 3, this episode is easily one of the best action movie for the movie fan.... GO see it!...

Entertaining, action packed, but overly long, with cartoonish characters

By eden vale
Unimaginatively and formulaic-ally directed by Brad Bird ("The Iron Giant"/"Ratatouille"/"The Incredibles"), in his live-action directing debut, and cartoonishly written by Josh Appelbaum and André...

Mission Improbable

By Slick Linoleum
Fun to see. Dubai tower scene terrific, even though Cruise was probably standing on a box two feet off the ground, it was exciting. Wasn't supposed to make a lot of sense, like if it was an op off...

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Rated PG-13 | For Sequences of intense action and violence
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