Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation a Hit with Critics (Who’ve Seen It)


Christopher McQuarrie’s “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” is a hit with critics– those who’ve seen it. So far, it’s rating a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. Only one guy didn’t like it, don’t know why.

Now the trick is to use the reviews to overcome the bad vibes caused by Tom Cruise and his Scientology connection. Next week Cruise will drop into town for a few minutes, answer no questions and do minimal, benign press. He has the reviews to rest on, so that will excuse him from having to hype the film too much.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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