Woo lays on his own particular high-octane stylishness so thick the results edge perilously toward self-parody. full review
A vaguely absurd epidemiological thriller filled with elaborately superfluous setups and shamelessly stale James Bond riffs. full review
There are graceful Woo touches even outside the action scenes, like the swaying of sheep as a helicopter buzzes their pen in the Outback. But it's not enough to get over the blandness.
For all my profound reservations about the whole project, I wound up liking it more, or, at least disliking it less, than I had anticipated. Thandie Newton is the biggest reason. full review
Woo's hysterically hyper visuals and boytoy gimmickry can't camouflage the emptiness of the enterprise. full review
Despite Cruise's attempts here to be Byronic, there's something strenuous about his soulfulness; he turns everything, even repose, into calisthenics. full review
It's fun. It's laughable. It has moments of excitement, moments of sheer idiocy and moments of sheer idiotic excitement. full review
A strained sequel to a feature rip-off of an old television show with a stealable theme song. On screen and off, no one's getting marks for originality here. full review
Check your brains at the popcorn stand and hang on for a spectacular ride.
Mission: Impossible 2 is pure escapism and never pretends to be anything else. full review
Woo beats Brian De Palma's direction of M:I all to heck. full review
M:I-2 more than meets the challenge of summer sequeldom.
Bottom line, M:I-2 seems destined to create the kind of excitement and box-office punch that insiders have been predicting since the turn of the century. full review
Once Woo unleashes his bad self and ignites the proceedings here, once the glass shatters, the flames erupt, the gunshots ricochet and the doves fly, all is well with M:I-2. full review
Ita(TM)s hard to generate suspense when the audience has no reason to believe a character is ever in danger. full review
Isn't bad as summer action fare goes.