Another fantastic entry in the rare case of an action franchise that just keeps getting better and better. That's thanks to great direction of excellent action in awesome set pieces and action, but also thanks to the leading man.
People can say about Cruise's private life or religious choices all they want. The man keeps delivering great genre entertainment year after year, while doing as many stunts as he can all by himself. The insane opening sequence is testament to that.
Still, one of the best parts of this is how it is an ensemble piece with everyone doing their part. Female newbie Rebecca Ferguson is fantastic, blowing all Bond girls from the last 45 years out of the water. Pegg is likable and funny as always.
The pacing is great and especially the two major sequences in the middle of the film in the Vienna opera and all over Casablanca are absolutely breathtaking. The showdown can't even begin to top that and doesn't try, taking a different approach to a solution instead.
Overall a pretty long film for an action thriller but an incredibly entertaining one. With quality as high as this, they can keep making these until kingdom come.
8 out of 10 men actually hanging from an ascending airplane.
You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.