Director: Brad Bird. Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Tom Wilkinson, Ving Rhames, Michelle Monaghan. 133 min. Rated R. Action/Thriller. USA/UAE.
Boy, was I surprised. If you long for a great James Bond movie, look no further. The amazing gadgets, the mind-blowing action scenes, the looming WWIII nuclear threats, and the Russian megalomaniac planning to blow up the world - they're all here. And with all his crazy antics, with his near 50 years of age, when it comes to action films, Tom Cruise definitely still has it. It's the James Bond formula, and it works. Just how can I ever forget the Burj Khalifa skyscraper sequence? I promise you haven't seen an action movie this good in a long time.