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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

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Mission: Impossible –
Rogue Nation
Directed byChristopher McQuarrie
Screenplay byChristopher McQuarrie
Story by
Based onMission: Impossible
by Bruce Geller
Produced by
CinematographyRobert Elswit
Edited byEddie Hamilton
Music byJoe Kraemer
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release dates
  • July 23, 2015 (2015-07-23) (Vienna State Opera)
  • July 31, 2015 (2015-07-31) (United States)
Running time
131 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
Budget$150 million[3]
Box office$688.9 million[3][4]

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is a 2015 American spy action thriller movie directed by Christopher McQuarrie. McQuarrie wrote the screenplay from a story he co-wrote with Drew Pearce. It is the sequel to Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2012) and the fifth movie in the Mission: Impossible series.

It stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris and Alec Baldwin. The supporting cast includes Simon McBurney, Zhang Jingchu, Tom Hollander and Jens Hultén.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation premiered at the Vienna State Opera on July 23, 2015, and was released in the United States by Paramount Pictures on July 31. The sequel, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, was released in 2018.

Cast[change | change source]

  • Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt: An agent of the Impossible Mission Force (IMF).
  • Jeremy Renner as William Brandt: An IMF Agent and intelligence analyst transferred to the CIA when the IMF is disbanded.
  • Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn: An IMF technical field agent transferred to the CIA's cyber operations division when the IMF is disbanded.
  • Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust: A disavowed MI6 Agent undercover in The Syndicate.
  • Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell: An IMF Agent, Ethan's closest friend and computer hacker who retires when the IMF is disbanded and returns when Brandt calls him for help finding Hunt.
  • Sean Harris as Solomon Lane: An ex-MI6 Agent who became the leader of The Syndicate.
  • Simon McBurney as Atlee: MI6 Director and founder of The Syndicate.
  • Zhang Jingchu as Lauren: A CIA analyst.
  • Tom Hollander as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Jens Hultén as Janik "Bone Doctor" Vinter: An ex-KGB Agent turned Syndicate operative and Lane's second-in-command.
  • Alec Baldwin as Alan Hunley: Director of the CIA.
  • Hermione Corfield as an IMF agent working at a London record shop who is killed by Lane

Additional cast includes Robert Maaser as Richter, a KSA agent turned Syndicate operative assigned to kill Ilsa if she fails to kill the Chancellor; Wolfgang Stegemann as Kagan, a Mossad agent turned Syndicate operative who fights Hunt at the Vienna State Opera; Alec Utgoff as the crewman of the A400 cargo plane carrying nerve gas; Mateo Rufino and Fernando Abadie as low-level Chechen separatists piloting the A400; and Rupert Wickham as the Austrian chancellor.

Release[change | change source]

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation premiered at the Vienna State Opera on July 23, 2015. It was released in the United States by Paramount Pictures on July 31.[5]

Paramount had originally scheduled the movie for its release on December 25, 2015. On January 26, Paramount announced that it would be moved forward to July 31 instead. The Hollywood Reporter noted that the main reason for the move was to avoid competing with two other 2015 movies, namely Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Spectre.[5]

Reception[change | change source]

On Rotten Tomatoes, 94% out of 328 reviews are positive. The average rating is 7.50/10.[6] On Metacritic, the movie has a score of 75 out of 100 based on 46 critic reviews, indicating "generally favorable" reviews.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation". American Film Institute. Retrieved October 2, 2023.
  2. "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on July 23, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 2, 2023.
  4. "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)". The Numbers. Retrieved October 2, 2023.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Hayden, Erik; McClintock, Pamela (January 26, 2015). "Paramount Shifts 'Mission: Impossible 5' Release Date to Summer 2015". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 2, 2023.
  6. "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 2, 2023.
  7. "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation". Metacritic. Retrieved October 2, 2023.

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