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Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)


Average Rating: 7.7/10
Reviews Counted: 227
Fresh: 212
Rotten: 15

Critics Consensus: Stylish, fast-paced, and loaded with gripping set pieces, the fourth Mission: Impossible is big-budget popcorn entertainment that really works.

Average Rating: 7.4/10
Reviews Counted: 49
Fresh: 45
Rotten: 4

Critics Consensus: Stylish, fast-paced, and loaded with gripping set pieces, the fourth Mission: Impossible is big-budget popcorn entertainment that really works.


Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 468,107


Movie Info

This is not just another mission. The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Ghost Protocol is initiated and Ethan Hunt and his rogue new team must go undercover to clear their organization's name. No help, no contact, off the grid. You have never seen a mission grittier and more intense than this. -- (C) Paramount

PG-13 (for sequences of intense action and violence)
Mystery & Suspense , Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By:
Josh Applebaum , André Nemec
In Theaters:
Apr 17, 2012
Box Office:
Paramount Studios - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

All Critics (245) | Top Critics (55) | Fresh (212) | Rotten (15) | DVD (6)

Boasting an exotic trip around the world, an engaging script, funny dialogue and spectacular stunts, "Ghost Protocol" is an adrenaline-rush adventure on a grand scale.

Full Review… | September 25, 2013

Finally an action movie that recaptures the fun and adventure of old.

Full Review… | March 4, 2013
Concrete Playground

Brad Bird takes the series up a notch with enjoyable character dynamics and a straightforward but still intriguing story featuring plenty of unique action set pieces.

Full Review… | October 2, 2012

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is the kind of lean, mean, fearless action movie that chugs along at such a high tempo, you realise when leaving the cinema that you're actually running.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012

"Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" is the best film in the series since the original. It's a fast-paced thrillride that'll keep you thoroughly engaged as it hops from one amazing sequence to the next.

Full Review… | September 18, 2012

Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol may be nothing ground-breaking but it is the best example of how to make a skillfully made action film that works because of all the right elements that are blended together to create pure adrenaline bliss.

Full Review… | September 17, 2012
We Got This Covered

Action films tend to get repetitive, especially sequels. It's refreshing to find an excellent, original and engaging one.

Full Review… | September 15, 2012
Cinema Sight

It leaves X-Men: First Class, Captain America, and the rest of 2011′s glorified Saturday morning cartoons in its dust. I want to take this ride again.

Full Review… | June 15, 2012

The action scenes more than make it worth watching, preferably in IMAX to really take in that spectacular skyscraper scene in its full glory.

Full Review… | May 22, 2012
Lyles' Movie Files

All the gizmos and technology on display in M:I 4 are probably impossible based on current science. But, wow, do you ever get the feeling that this neat stuff is very doable at some point in the future? I sure do.

Full Review… | May 16, 2012

Pixar vet Brad Bird directs the best Mission: Impossible yet. See it on the biggest screen possible for maximum impact.

Full Review… | May 16, 2012
Big Hollywood opening prison escape appears to be modeled after a Busby Berkeley musical number, of all things.

Full Review… | May 8, 2012

A smoothly rhythmed piece of work, moving at a pace sufficient to bypass inconvenient questions.

Full Review… | April 30, 2012

It's Cruise's daredevil bravado that provides the film's standout episode, a sequence of hair-raising, palm-dampening, gob-smacking suspense that sees him clinging to the side of the world's tallest building.

Full Review… | April 30, 2012
Movie Talk

While the script occasionally flirts with weightlessness, Bird's ecstatic camera and some brilliant casting - to say nothing of Cruise's selflessness as a stuntman - make this a tentpole sequel worth getting behind.

April 20, 2012
Projection Booth

A knockout, tense action picture that proves there's plenty more life left in the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Full Review… | April 1, 2012
IGN DVD of the best action adventures of the year if you're willing to suspend your disbelief for most of the picture.

Full Review… | March 30, 2012
Movie Metropolis

Brad Bird passes his audition for a career as a live-action director. And Ghost Protocol more than makes its bones as an argument for why Tom Cruise should continue in this role as long as his knees, and his nerves, hold up.

Full Review… | March 23, 2012
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Brad Bird's Mission made me feel like a kid again.

Full Review… | February 3, 2012

... a good-size barrel of fun.

Full Review… | January 20, 2012
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol


The IMF are framed for an explosion in the Kremlin and the entire organisation is disavowed, leaving Ethan Hunt and his team alone to expose a fanatic bent on nuclear Armageddon as the true culprit. I've never been the biggest fan of the Mission: Impossible franchise as a whole; the first was okay at the time but looked very dated in the wake of Jason Bourne's re-energisation of the action thriller, the second was typical of John Woo's daft excesses and the third took itself way too seriously to be fun. Ghost Protocol however manages to get the balance just right; the character dynamic works much better than in the previous films, with Simon Pegg's tech geek providing plenty of amusing banter without becoming a comic stooge and there is some quite spectacular stunt work. The plot is once again little more than a series of well engineered heists, but the characters are likeable, the pacing breathless and tense and it all slots together like a quality modern day James Bond film. A pleasant surprise.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer



Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

No Plan. No Backup. No Choice.

Saw it again! Great Film! Very different yet similar from the other past films. Enjoyed it very much! Keep em coming!!!

In the 4th installment of the Mission Impossible series, Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt by the team to stop him at the Kremlin ends in a disaster, with an explosion causing severe destruction to the Kremlin and the IMF being implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to invoke Ghost Protocol, under which the IMF is disavowed, and will be offered no help or backup in any form. Undaunted, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks to Dubai, and from there to Mumbai, but several spectacular action sequences later, they might still be too late to stop a disaster.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

I will not bother in a full review for this "film", I shall only said: Disappointing due to hollow screenplay, incomplete IMAX and primitive plot.

Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Quotes

William Brandt:
Your line's not long enough!
Ethan Hunt:
No shit!
– Submitted by Christopher S (19 months ago)
Brji Nath:
Are you impressed yet?
– Submitted by vijeyta R (19 months ago)
Ethan Hunt:
Saturn, take the leap.
William Brandt:
[exhales deeply] Ok. [clears throat] Jumping. Jumping now. Jump now?
Ethan Hunt:
Yes, commit, jump.
William Brandt:
Ethan Hunt:
Benji Dunn:
And I catch you.
Ethan Hunt:
William Brandt:
So, uh, you're sure about this suit, right, Benji?
Benji Dunn:
Pretty sure.
William Brandt:
[laughs sarcastically] Now you're pretty sure?
– Submitted by Wade O (21 months ago)
Ethan Hunt:
Come check.
William Brandt:
Saturn's got your five-by-five, Jupiter.
Benji Dunn:
This is Pluto. I have arrived at the party.
– Submitted by Wade O (21 months ago)
Benji Dunn:
The science is sound, all right? I'd be more worried about the heat.
William Brandt:
And then there's that. What heat?
Benji Dunn:
[laughing] Well, it's like any computer, isn't it? If you switch off the fan, it's gonna get really hot.
William Brandt:
[laughing sarcastically] Of course.
Benji Dunn:
Relatively, you know.
William Brandt:
Of course it will. So I'm jumping into, uh, an oven, essentially.
Benji Dunn:
Yeah, essentially. But, um, I'll catch you.
William Brandt:
[unconvinced] Great.
– Submitted by Wade O (21 months ago)
William Brandt:
OK, yeah, but you, um, just breezed over something I think is really important. The computer array part, where I just... jump?
Benji Dunn:
And I catch you.
William Brandt:
Benji Dunn:
I don't... Why is that so hard to grasp?
William Brandt:
Well, yeah, why? It's a 25 foot drop. And we're using magnets.
Benji Dunn:
[grinning] Yeah.
– Submitted by Wade O (21 months ago)

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