EW Staff
May 24, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Mission: Impossible

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
110 minutes
Wide Release Date
05/22/96
performer
Tom Cruise, Emmanuelle Beart, Henry Czerny, Emilio Estevez, Vanessa Redgrave, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Jon Voight
director
Brian De Palma
Producer
Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner
distributor
Paramount Pictures
author
David Koepp, Robert Towne
genre
Mystery and Thriller, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B-

Be it Top Gun or Cocktail, what’s a Tom Cruise movie without all-American guitar rock? Something like Music From and Inspired By ‘Mission: Impossible’, probably. In a sign that America has embraced British pop, the soundtrack concentrates on new U.K. acts in genres like dub reggae (Massive Attack’s subpar ”Spying Glass”), synth pop (Pulp’s booming ”I Spy”), and ’60s cocktail kitten (Nicolette’s ”No Government”). Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to edit out the quirky orchestral passages by Danny Elfman, which should have been relegated to an all-score album. B-

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