100

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 funny, too.
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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 15-year-old series with newfound, breathtaking energy.
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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 the rigors and traditions of live action, not only in the way he references other films, but also in his visual approach - sweeping, swooping camera pans, wide vistas, jolting perspective.
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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 trained to respond to characters as much as stars.
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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 characters, but the surreal swirl of form and color that frequently fills the enormous screen.
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70

Movieline

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 by this rebooted team of American agents.
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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, you won't even notice how stiff and inhuman the actors appear.
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73 out of 100
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