Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 Review

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning


Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is the seventh installment in the Mission: Impossible film franchise, and the first part of a two-part film. The film is directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who also wrote the screenplay with Erik Jendresen. So, in this blog, we are reviewing whether it is worth watching or not.


Ethan Hunt and his team are on a mission to stop a dangerous AI called “The Entity” that has gone rogue. The AI has infiltrated all major defense and military systems, so Ethan and his team must race around the globe to find and stop the AI before it’s too late.

The movie features Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, Hayley Atwell as Grace, Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust, Pom Klementieff as Paris, and Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn.

My thoughts on this film


  • Action sequences: “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” has some of the strongest action sequences in the franchise. They are exciting, suspenseful, and aesthetically breathtaking. The action set pieces in the film range from vehicle chases to plane stunts to hand-to-hand fighting.
  • Cast: The cast is fantastic, anchored by Tom Cruise in the role of Ethan Hunt. Cruise is in excellent form, and he is well assisted by a talented group cast that includes Hayley Atwell, Rebecca Ferguson, and Pom Klementieff.
  • Humor: The film’s sense of humor serves to balance off the overwhelming action. There are some real laughs, and the film’s self-aware comedy keeps things from becoming too serious.
  • Visuals: The film looks fantastic. The cinematography is excellent, and the special effects are spectacular. The film is a visual feast that is guaranteed to please viewers.


  • Plot: The narrative is a little complicated, and it might be difficult to follow at times. There are several twists and turns, some of which make no sense.
  • Villain: Esai Morales’ portrayal of the villain is forgettable. He lacks the charisma of past villains in the franchise, such as Sean Harris or Henry Cavill.

The Action sequences which appealed the most

One of the film’s most visually arresting action moments is the opening scene, in which Ethan Hunt leaps from a cliff onto a rushing train.

Another highlight is Ethan and his squad’s pursuit through the streets of Rome, where they engage in gunfire and hand-to-hand combat with their pursuers.

The chase through Venice’s canals is an exciting and frightening chapter, with Ethan and his team narrowly avoiding capture by their pursuers.

The film’s most ambitious action sequence is the train scenario in the Austrian Alps, in which Ethan and his squad battle their way through a train being held hostage by a bunch of terrorists.


For me, all of the scenes are very enjoyable, and combined with the background score these are masterpieces. And all the fight scenes are natural and give realistic touch. I can say that this is the peak of Mission Impossible Franchise. This is not the usual type of action movie it is Mission Impossible.

I recommend you all to not miss this movie. Not because of the action but the performances of all cast members especially the female characters. If you have watched it already then comment your thoughts below.

Also, read my recommendations for the best Tom Cruise movies here.


How does it compare to other films in the Mission: Impossible franchise?

The widely regarded film Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One has spectacular action sequences and outstanding acting. It is a worthy addition to the Mission: Impossible franchise, with the highest Rotten Tomatoes rating.

Is Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part 2 the last one?

The sequel to Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning is not the final installment in the series. Both director Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise have expressed interest in future projects.