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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

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Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Ethan Hunt
Jeremy Renner ... William Brandt
Simon Pegg ... Benji Dunn
Rebecca Ferguson ... Ilsa Faust
Ving Rhames ... Luther Stickell
Sean Harris ... Lane
Simon McBurney ... Atlee
Jingchu Zhang ... Lauren
Tom Hollander ... Prime Minister
Jens Hultén ... Janik Vinter
Alec Baldwin ... Alan Hunley
Mateo Rufino ... A400 Pilot
Fernando Abadie ... A400 Pilot
Alec Utgoff ... A400 Crewman
Hermione Corfield ... Record Shop Girl
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Storyline

CIA chief Hunley (Baldwin) convinces a Senate committee to disband the IMF (Impossible Mission Force), of which Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is a key member. Hunley argues that the IMF is too reckless. Now on his own, Hunt goes after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the Syndicate.

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Desperate Times. Desperate Measures. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

China | Hong Kong | USA

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English | Swedish | German

Release Date:

31 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

M:I 5 See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,520,089, 2 August 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$195,042,377

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$700,868,363
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Archvillain Solomon Lane wears a grey Nehru dress coat, a classic trademark of James Bond arch nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who headed up SPECTRE, a similar evil organization to the Syndicate. A version of Blofeld's group in Spectre (2015) was released the same year as this film. See more »

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In the opening scene, where the artillery shells are loaded onto the aircraft, a biological warfare symbol is seen on the outside of each shell. When Ethan Hunt receives his debrief it is stated that the shells contained VX nerve agent which is a chemical warfare agent. See more »

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William Brandt: Benji? Benji, are you there?
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Nessun Dorma, Figlio Del Cielo, Tre Enigmi M'hai Proposto, Tu Che Guardi Le Stelle (from Turandot)
Written by Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Adami & Renato Simoni
Performed by Vienna State Opera Orchestra (as Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera) and Chor der Wiener Staatsoper (as Vienna Philharmonica Chorus of the Vienna State Opera)
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Christopher McQuarrie makes this the best entry in the series yet!
1 August 2015 | by shadowyx12See all my reviews

Having seen the previous four 'Mission Impossible' films, I have to admit that none of them impressed me to the degree that I had hoped. I guess my expectations for action thrillers centering on secret agents were set too high because I saw the 'Bourne' trilogy and Daniel Craig's James Bond films first. The first three 'MI' films all seemed a little too slow, cheesy or convoluted on my first viewing. The fourth one was pretty good, even if the story does feel a little forgettable

So, where does that bring me for the fifth entry of the franchise? My expectations were set at average around this time, despite all the good word-of-mouth I've been hearing. However, it wouldn't have mattered if my expectations were set around the same level for the latest 'Bourne' or James Bond film (very high) – 'MI:5' blew everything I'd expected from it and then some!

Where to begin? The film possible contains the biggest, and possibly best, story out if all the other installments. It is fascinatingly complex and dynamic – moving from country to country, dealing with characters who have questionable allegiances – all on top of Ethan Hunt trying to outrun the CIA while trying to get to the bottom of what the Syndicate really wants. It may seem like a lot, but the script is really well structured and paced. Even though the film does take a few liberties with how some of its characters will ultimately act in the end, the plot isn't nearly as predictable as one would make it out to be. Writer/director Christopher McQuarrie also manages to squeeze in some surprisingly silly moments at the most random of moments.

The action scenes in this film are also some of the best in this franchise. Soon after showing Ethan Hunt take off on the side of an airbus, the film kicks it into overdrive and delivers an adrenaline rush packed with REALLY well done car chases, okay hand-to-hand combat scenes (they're kind of choppy), and ONE very suspenseful, pulse-pounding scene involving multiple snipers. McQuarrie's direction over the editing of these sequences is incredibly nuanced – so much so that I found myself repeatedly leaning over the edge of my seat with excitement.

People who weren't fans of the cheese factor (forced romances, convenient gadgets, and the overuse of face masks) of the previous films would be glad to know that it's been done away with in this film. And for people fearing that this is a film that takes itself too seriously, let me be one of the first to say: it doesn't. One may draw parallels between the events that have happened in this film to some of the recent events in our world, but I see it as a clever way for the franchise to keep up with our times.

'Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation' is without a doubt one of the most exciting films I've had the pleasure of experiencing this year. It completely took me by surprise with how well-done it was, and should just about take anyone else to the same conclusion.


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