Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet—eradicating ‘The Syndicate’, an International and highly-skilled rogue organisation committed to destroying the IMF.
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Film Cast:

  • Ethan Hunt: Tom Cruise
  • William Brandt: Jeremy Renner
  • Benjamin ‘Benji’ Dunn: Simon Pegg
  • Ilsa Faust: Rebecca Ferguson
  • Luther Stickell: Ving Rhames
  • Solomon Lane: Sean Harris
  • Atlee: Simon McBurney
  • Lauren: Zhang Jingchu
  • Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: Tom Hollander
  • Janik ‘Bone Doctor’ Vinter: Jens Hultén
  • Alan Hunley: Alec Baldwin
  • A400M Pilot: Mateo Rufino
  • A400M Pilot: Fernando Abadie
  • A400M Crewman: Alec Utgoff
  • Record Shop Girl: Hermione Corfield
  • Chairman: Nigel Barber
  • Senator: William Roberts
  • Senator: Patrick Poletti
  • Senator: Martin Cochrane
  • Senator: David Peart
  • Janik’s Sentry: Barnabás Réti
  • Janik’s Sentry: Ash Merat
  • IMF Operator: James Weber Brown
  • Officer Assassin: Robert Maaser
  • Flautist Assassin: Wolfgang Stegemann
  • Opera Lighting Technician: Eva-Marie Becker
  • Opera Lighting Technician: Adam Ganne
  • Caláf: Jesus Alvarez
  • Turandot: America Olivo
  • The Mandarin: James Cleverton
  • Altoum: Martin Nelson
  • Ping: James McOran Campbell
  • Pang: Tom Lowe
  • Pong: Nicholas Sharratt
  • Conductor: Nicholas Lupu
  • Opera Stage Manager: Stella Stocker
  • Opera Director: Martin Bermoser
  • Opera Staff: Benjamin Plautz
  • Opera Security: Nina Hartmann
  • Opera Security: Daniela Nitsch
  • Opera Police: Carola Niederhuber
  • Opera Police: Tim Breyvogel
  • Opera Police: Laurence Rupp
  • Opera Police: Wolfgang Cerny
  • Chancellor: Rupert Wickham
  • Chancellor’s Wife: Judith Bogner
  • Chancellor’s Security Aide: Peter Stark
  • Chancellor’s Security Aide: Ulli Ackermann
  • Saif: Saif Al-Warith
  • Lane Bodyguard: Robert Luckay
  • CIA Agent: Tarrick Benham
  • CIA Agent: Tyler Fayose
  • Drone Technician: Rachel Handshaw
  • Drone Technician: Julian Moore-Cook
  • Masked Syndicate Man: Sean Cronin
  • Power Plant Guards: Emilio Aniba
  • Power Plant Guards: Volkan Ay
  • Power Plant Guards: Amra Mallassi
  • Power Plant Security: Hadrian Howard
  • Power Plant Security: Walles Hamonde
  • Control Lab Technician: Shamir Dawood
  • Control Lab Technician: Sagar Radia
  • Control Lab Technician: Yasen Atour
  • Control Lab Technician: Noor Dillan-Night
  • Lead Biker: Mingus Johnston
  • CIA Jet Agent: Osy Ikhile
  • CIA Jet Agent: Nigel Allen
  • Prime Minister’s Wife: Georgina Redhead
  • Prime Minister’s Bodyguard: Bruce Lawrence
  • Prime Minister’s Bodyguard: Femi Ogunbanjo
  • Auctioneer: Katie Pattinson
  • CIA Agent (uncredited): Jorge Leon Martinez
  • Embassy Tech 1 (uncredited): Alana Maria
  • Stewardess (uncredited): Jessica Allain
  • Opera Staff (uncredited): Anna-Marie Sullivan
  • Belarus Guard (uncredited): Romeo Visca

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Lucinda Syson
  • Costume Design: Joanna Johnston
  • Producer: Tom Cruise
  • Art Direction: Florian Reichmann
  • Director of Photography: Robert Elswit
  • Casting: Mindy Marin
  • Production Design: James D. Bissell
  • Story: Christopher McQuarrie
  • Supervising Sound Editor: James Mather
  • Fight Choreographer: Wolfgang Stegemann
  • Characters: Bruce Geller
  • Producer: J.J. Abrams
  • Executive Producer: Dana Goldberg
  • Executive Producer: Jake Myers
  • Supervising Art Director: Paul Inglis
  • Art Direction: Steve Carter
  • Second Assistant Director: David Wagner
  • Editor: Eddie Hamilton
  • Producer: Bryan Burk
  • Casting Associate: Kara Lipson
  • Producer: Don Granger
  • Producer: David Ellison
  • Original Music Composer: Joe Kraemer
  • Digital Intermediate: Stefan Sonnenfeld
  • Set Decoration: John Bush
  • Line Producer: Zakaria Alaoui
  • Art Direction: Matthew Gray
  • Post Production Supervisor: Susan E. Novick
  • Line Producer: Daniel M. Stillman
  • Sound Mixer: Chris Munro
  • Sound Effects Editor: Samir Foco
  • Stunt Double: Christopher Gordon
  • Second Assistant Director: Karima Guennouni
  • Camera Operator: Peter Field
  • Foley: Sue Harding
  • Orchestrator: Matt Dunkley
  • Camera Operator: Tim Wooster
  • Story: Drew Pearce
  • Costume Supervisor: Charlotte Finlay
  • Property Master: Ty Teiger
  • Art Direction: Andrew Bennett
  • Greensman: Roger Holden
  • Sound Effects Editor: Jed Loughran
  • Sound Effects Editor: Alistair Hawkins
  • Foley: Jason Swanscott
  • Foley Editor: Peter Hanson
  • Assistant Director: Jake Edwards
  • Music Editor: Simon Changer
  • Boom Operator: Anthony Ortiz
  • Armorer: Nick Komornicki
  • Assistant Art Director: Robert Hochstoeger
  • Sound Effects Editor: Ben Meechan
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Jess Lewington
  • Visual Effects Producer: Kim Phelan
  • Script Supervisor: Lisa Vick
  • Second Assistant Director: Maguy R. Cohen
  • Camera Operator: John Gamble
  • Still Photographer: David James
  • Art Direction: Helen Xenopoulos
  • Stunts: James Embree
  • Foley: Jack Stew
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Mike Prestwood Smith
  • Art Direction: Aziz Hamichi
  • Visual Effects Producer: Kilou Picard
  • Foley: Andrea King
  • Underwater Camera: Pete Romano
  • Helicopter Camera: Hans Bjerno
  • Camera Operator: Andrew Rowlands
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Tim McGovern
  • Visual Effects Editor: John Polyson
  • Dialogue Editor: Rob Killick
  • Supervising ADR Editor: Simon Chase
  • First Assistant Editor: Tom Harrison-Read
  • Unit Production Manager: Chris Brock
  • Production Manager: Nick Fulton
  • Makeup Designer: Sarah Monzani
  • Assistant Art Director: Charles Leatherland
  • Third Assistant Director: Rickie-Lee Roberts
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: David Vickery
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Kee-Suk ‘Ken’ Hahn
  • Associate Producer: Thomas Hayslip
  • Visual Effects Editor: Nick Dacey
  • Unit Production Manager: Mark Somner
  • Script Supervisor: Roxanne Cuenca
  • Rigging Gaffer: Steve Kitchen
  • Production Manager: Ali Bakkioui
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: Jonathan Taylor
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Gilbert Lake
  • Art Department Coordinator: Kirsty Vogel
  • Second Unit Director: Gregg Smrz
  • Hairstylist: Francesco Alberico
  • Key Hair Stylist: Ailbhe Lemass
  • Makeup Artist: Zoe Clare Brown
  • Camera Operator: Mark Moriarty
  • Gaffer: Lee Walters
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Elia P. Popov
  • Visual Effects Editor: Victoria James
  • Assistant Art Director: Quinn Robinson
  • Visual Effects Editor: Struan Farquhar
  • Digital Intermediate: Jahanzeb Hayat
  • Construction Coordinator: Malcolm Roberts
  • Assistant Art Director: Rachid Quiat
  • Casting Associate: Kate Ringsell
  • Second Unit Director: Katharina Dietl
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Alison Griffiths
  • Production Manager: Donald Sabourin
  • Costume Supervisor: Abderrahim Benkhayi
  • Set Costumer: Rachid Aadassi
  • Set Costumer: Ben Allard
  • Set Costumer: Laura Bailey
  • Art Direction: Amanda Leggatt
  • Set Decoration: Abdenabi Izlaguen
  • Hairstylist: Jacqui Rathore
  • Makeup Artist: Camilla Kirk-Reynolds
  • Makeup Artist: Kirsty Mcqueen
  • 3D Supervisor: Oliver Cubbage
  • Animation: Allen Holbrook
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Sze Jia Eng
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Ankit Gokani
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Arushi Govil
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Syuhada Hassan
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Liz Mann
  • Visual Effects Coordinator: Becky Pownall
  • Associate Producer: Maricel Pagulayan
  • Sequence Supervisor: Mattias Forsström
  • Sequence Supervisor: Rhys Salcombe
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Dominic Tuohy
  • Gaffer: Steve Costello
  • Additional Camera: Shaun Cobley
  • Additional Camera: Carlos De Carvalho
  • First Assistant Editor: Martin Corbett
  • Stunt Coordinator: Wade Eastwood
  • First Assistant Director: Dominic Fysh
  • Key Grip: David Appleby
  • Key Grip: Chris Centrella
  • Production Assistant: Kay Gertler
  • Production Director: Jason Pomerantz
  • Stunts: Liang Yang
  • Boom Operator: Steve Finn
  • Associate Producer: Helen Medrano
  • First Assistant Director: Toby Hefferman
  • Boom Operator: Nourdine Zaoui
  • Stunt Double: Adrian McGaw
  • First Assistant Director: Tommy Gormley
  • Utility Stunts: Richard Epper
  • First Assistant Director: Susanne Nowotny
  • Foley Editor: Kevin Penney
  • Second Assistant Director: Lucy Cover
  • Assistant Director: Jack Scarisbrick
  • Third Assistant Director: Caroline Kaempfer
  • Unit Manager: Charlie Hayes
  • Assistant Director: Andrew McKenzie
  • Second Assistant Director: Yann Mari Faget
  • Production Manager: Gerhard Rupp
  • Tailor: Simone Feulner
  • Assistant Director Trainee: Soufiane El Khalidy
  • First Assistant Director: Tom White
  • Third Assistant Director: Ali Benchekroune
  • Production Manager: James Smith
  • Third Assistant Director: Ryan Newberry
  • Second Unit: Michela Marini
  • Health and Safety: Daniel Rogers
  • Visual Effects Producer: Kate Phillips
  • Assistant Director: Teariki Leonard
  • Second Assistant Director: Fraser Fennell-Ball
  • Base Camp Operator: Grace McInnes
  • Third Assistant Director: Jonny Eagle
  • Construction Manager: Robert Voysey
  • First Assistant Director: Ahmed Hatimi
  • Second Assistant Director: Emily Perowne
  • Third Assistant Director: Azzedine Riyad
  • Second Assistant Director: Tom Browne
  • Assistant Director: Badr Balafrej
  • First Assistant Director: Tarik Ait Ben Ali
  • Second Assistant Director: Scott Bunce
  • Second Assistant Director: Andy Madden
  • Stunt Double: Lucy Cork
  • Stunts: Sina Ali
  • Tailor: Lorraine Cooksley
  • Tailor: Mohamed Elfata
  • Third Assistant Director: Mark Cockren
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Marie-Therese Hildenbrandt
  • Second Assistant Director: Tom Mulberge
  • Post Production Assistant: Leopold Hughes
  • First Assistant Director: Adam Morris
  • Script Supervisor: Jenny Woods
  • Production Manager: Jennaoui Marouane
  • Production Supervisor: Skye Wathen
  • Executive Assistant: Alex Zhang
  • Second Assistant Director: Krystopher Andrade
  • Assistant Director Trainee: Mehdi Bouzoubaa
  • Assistant Director: Tara Keenan
  • Third Assistant Director: Jason Rickwood
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Khalil Zghayou

Movie Reviews:

  • leros: good!
  • Frank Ochieng: Some over-stuffed blockbuster actioners boldly boast their explosive and invigorating productions with dynamic glee. Well, the ‘Mission: Impossible’ film franchise echoes this same sentiment, with flashy fifty-something star Tom Cruise still carrying that boyish exuberance that never seems to miss a beat, and can breathe a sigh of relief because the latest chapter will not disappoint in its adventurous, adrenaline-rushing skin. Yes, Cruise is back as IMF super spy stud Ethan Hunt in writer-director Christopher McQuarrie’s power-surging ‘Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation’. Notoriously slick, ambitious, wildly impish and vastly intriguing, ‘Rogue Nation’ incorporates superb direction, writing and, of course, its no-nonsense dosage of non-stop shenanigans to fuel the audience’s escapist palates.

    In actuality, ‘Rogue Nation’ is a hyper and hip throwback to the original blueprint for this kinetic movie series that took viewers by storm when it first premiered back in 1996. The minor outcry for the box office sensation that was the ‘Mission: Impossible’ big screen offering back in the late 90s was quite understandable since it did not seem to stay entirely true to the iconic 60s television series thus being dismissed as a volt-driven vanity piece for the high-strutting Cruise. Still, the cinematic ‘Mission: Impossible’ experience did not peter out but steadily built a devoted fan base that wanted to endure the high-flying hedonism of Cruise’s espionage daredevil Hunt and his band of cunning cohorts. It is definitely safe to say that the stellar ‘Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation’ has delivered a bang for its buck in a summertime cinema hunger that thrives for such sleek, innovative spy thrillers that charm more than harm. Maybe ‘Rogue Nation’ will not let anyone forget the exploits of the legendary James Bond spy capers anytime soon but hey…Cruise’s hotshot Hunt has a colorfully distinctive way of promoting his ‘shaken, not stirred’ moments as well.

    So how did the collaboration of filmmaker McQuarrie and his chance-taking lead Cruise give ‘Rogue Nation’ its deliciously sinister, overactive pulse? The fact that the overzealous stuntwork (much of it performed by Cruise with daring enthusiasm) is imaginative and the story feels smart and clever certainly has a lot to do with the magnetic appeal of ‘Rogue Nation’. Hey, the TV advertisements even give a generous peek into the pulsating platitudes that the MI universe will swallow with robust anticipation. Watch IMF agent Hunt hang on to a speedy airplane with his dear life in the balance. Watch IMF agent Hunt jump into a deadly spiral of a waterfall. Watch IMF agent Hunt race a piercingly fast motorcycle (or car…take your pick) and enjoy the road raging carnage with poetic prominence. Okay…you get the picture.

    The premise in ‘Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation’ has more bounce to it than a basketball during the NBA playoffs and that is not necessarily a bad thing to note. While Hunt continues his mission to stop the team’s latest despicable foe (Sean Harris) and end the operation of the insidious operation known as the Syndicate there are feathers being ruffled because of the federalised threats to shut down the IMF empire through the suggestion of a top-notch CIA director (Alec Baldwin). Naturally, IMF head honcho Brandt (Jeremy Renner) tries to prevent such hasty actions as his team of agents must overcome some of the controversy and confrontations from previous disastrous events that have warranted the threatening hints to shutdown his governmental outfit.

    Cruise’s Agent Ethan Hunt is leaving on a jet plane and doesn’t know how long he’ll be back again in the eye-popping actioner MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-ROGUE NATION.
    Cruise’s Agent Ethan Hunt is leaving on a jet plane and doesn’t know how long he’ll be back again in the eye-popping actioner MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-ROGUE NATION.
    One cannot say enough about the ponderous yet action-packed ‘Rogue Nation’ as this exceedingly spry and hyperactive spy caper keeps one on their anxious feet while never letting up for a gasp of air. The exotic locales, showy opera houses, heart-pounding action sequences, innovative chase scenes on wheels, over-the-top baddies, well-choreographed fist fights and, of course, Cruise’s roguish Hunt and his willingness to soak up the mischievousness and mayhem of the proceedings allows this particular ‘Mission: Impossible’ installment to resonate so soundly in its off-kilter, energetic greatness. The supporting players such as Simon Pegg’s Benji and Ving Rhames’s Luther are on hand to contribute to the landscape of the triumphant cloak-and-dagger goings-on. In particular, Rebecca Ferguson is the transfixing tart whose presence as Cruise’s enigmatic female lead is easily a scene stealer. Can she be trusted or not? Who cares? In the long run, Ferguson’s inclusion is almost mandatory just to spice up this first-rate popcorn pleaser a tad bit more. Tom Hollander (‘In the Loop’) adds some flavor in the mix as the unpredictable British Prime Minister.

    McQuarrie (who worked with Cruise previously on ‘Jack Reacher’ and helmed ‘The Way Of The Gun’) had a tough act to follow in terms of trying to keep stride with prior ‘Mission: Impossible’ big names in auteurs Brian De Palma, John Woo, J.J. Abrams and Brad Bird. Indeed, that is a tall order to fill. However, as the Oscar-winner screenwriter for ‘The Usual Suspects’ McQuarrie has shown that his take on the fifth edition of the ‘Mission: Impossible’ film franchise with ‘Rogue Nation’ can easily be as defiant and defining as any of his predecessors’ intense, eye-popping outings.

    ‘Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation’, with its lavish set pieces and sophisticated sense of winding and grinding with the twitchy antics of Cruise leading the pack, is perhaps the closest thing to resembling the elegance and excellence of the indomitable Agent 007.

    Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation (2015)

    Paramount Pictures

    2 hrs. 12 mins.

    Starring: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Hollander, Simon McBurney and Zang Jingchu

    Directed and Written by: Christopher McQuarrie

    Rating: PG-13

    Genre: Spy Thriller/Action-Adventure/Intrigue and Espionage

    Critic’s Rating: *** 1/2 stars (out of 4 stars)

  • Andres Gomez: Everything you can expect from a “Mission: Impossible” movie. The script is not the brightest nor the freshest but works OK. Cruise, Pegg and Rhames keep the franchise afloat while Renner and Baldwin feel unneeded.

    Great addition with Ferguson. She takes most of the attention in this movie.

    Good work from the direction.

  • Gimly: So after all that, I’m pretty convinced that the _Mission: Impossible_ series just isn’t for me. That being said, how many film franchises can say that their fifth instalment was also their best? Probably just this one, and, maybe _Fast & Furious_. There’s actually a lot of parallels between those two lines of movies.

    Pertaining specifically to _Mission: Impossible_ though, this one truly is the best of the bunch in my opinion. It has it’s most complete female role to date, in fact, you could say that of any character. This is the first film that doesn’t feel like it entirely hinges on Ethan Hunt’s input. The characters surrounding him are actual people with their own personalities and ideas. And maybe it’s just that I’ve watched him do it five times in the past three days, but honestly I even sort of bought Tom Cruise in an action role this time around.

    Crazy.

    _Final rating:★★½ – Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._

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