Mission Impossible: Fallout is a gem that lives up to its predecessors and impresses in almost every aspect, holds A. A. Dowd of the AV Club. Suspenseful, exciting, full of gravity-defying action and with a plot that intrigues, it’s an all-round great movie. Tom Cruise rolls back the years with a fantastic performance, completing some mind-boggling stunts on the way. Beneath the perfectly executed action of the film sits a plot that is mystifying and deep, playing with betrayal and morality. With just the right sprinkle of comic relief, provided by Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames, it’s the perfect ambassador for the spy-thriller genre.
Mission Impossible: Fallout is an overload of action and adrenaline that drowns out everything else in a very one-dimensional way, suggests Nicholas Barber of BBC Culture. With dialogue that follows many cliches and an unimpressive plot, the movie offers very little beyond its admittedly breathtaking action scenes. Overly dramatic and with far too intense pacing, it suffers in most other areas. The story isn’t special and Tom Cruise’s ‘action man’ character has a rather limited personality. Without a compelling narrative, it’s hard to put much importance on the death-defying scenes that seem to fill every minute of the film.