Mission: Impossible II

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Mission: Impossible II
Directed byJohn Woo
Written byRobert Towne
Story byRonald D. Moore
Brannon Braga
Produced byTom Cruise
Paula Wagner
StarringTom Cruise
Dougray Scott
Thandiwe Newton
Richard Roxburgh
John Polson
Brendan Gleeson
Rade Sherbedgia
Ving Rhames
Edited byChristian Wagner
Steven Kemper
Music byHans Zimmer
Distributed byUSA Theatrical and Worldwide DVD/Video
Paramount Pictures
Non-USA Theatrical
United International Pictures
Release date
May 24, 2000
Running time
123 minutes
Budget$125 million
Box office$549.6 million[1][2]

Mission: Impossible II is a 2000 American action thriller movie directed by John Woo and produced by Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner.[3] Mission: Impossible II tells the story of Ethan Hunt, an agent for the "Impossible Missions Force". Another agent has gone rogue and stolen a virus, so Hunt has to try and get it back.[3][4]

The movie was released on May 24, 2000 in cinemas in the United States, then on November 7, 2000 for video and DVD. The movie did not get great reviews from critics. This movie is a sequel to Mission: Impossible (1996). It has a sequel called Mission: Impossible III (2006).

Cast[change | change source]

Anthony Hopkins appears in an uncredited cameo appearance as Mission Commander Swanbeck.[5]

Reception[change | change source]

Box office[change | change source]

Mission: Impossible II had grossed $215.4 million in the United States and Canada and $334.2 million in other countries, for a worldwide total of $549.9 million.[1][2]

Crtical reception[change | change source]

On Rotten Tomatoes, 56% of 155 reviews are positive. The average rating is 5.9/10. The critics consensus reads: "Your cranium may crave more substance, but your eyes will feast on the amazing action sequences." On Metacritic, the movie has a rating of 59 out of 100 based on 40 critic reviews, indicating "mixed or average" reviews.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mission: Impossible II". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 5, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mission: Impossible II". The Numbers. Retrieved December 5, 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Karl Williams. "Mission: Impossible II > Overview". Allmovie. Retrieved December 5, 2023.
  4. A. O. Scott (May 24, 2000). "Mission? Improbable, but the Pigeons Are Nifty". New York Times. Retrieved July 4, 2008.
  5. Meenan, Devin (May 21, 2023). "Mission: Impossible II Originally Wanted Sir Ian McKellen In Anthony Hopkins' IMF Boss Role". /Film. Retrieved December 5, 2023.

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