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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

ANYONE familiar with Christopher McQuarrie’s CV should realise that appointing him as writer-director of the latest Mission: Impossible was a smart gamble that pays off handsomely in this fifth instalment of the action franchise.

McQuarrie is no stranger to working with Tom Cruise, having co-written the previous Mission: Impossible entry, Ghost Protocol, as well as penning the screenplay for Valkyrie and writing and directing Jack Reacher. But this screenplay, while adhering to the tried and tested Mission: Impossible formula at various points, also owes a lot to the more twisting work of earlier McQuarrie classics, The Usual Suspects and The Way Of The Gun in that it’s smartly worded and very stylish.

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