Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
USA/Germany, 2000. Paramount Pictures, , Munich Film Partners & Company. Story by Screenplay by based on the television series created by Cinematography by Produced by Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner. Music by Hans Zimmer. Production Design by Thomas E. Sanders. Costume Design by Lizzy Gardiner. Film Editing by Steven Kemper, Christian Wagner.
This time the film is shorter on brains and longer on excitement, making it pretty much just as good as the original but on its own terms. Where the first adventure was craftier and better at paying tribute to international spy thrillers of the sixties, this time director John Woo has applied the breakneck speed action of his own Hong Kong thrillers to the proceedings, throwing in ridiculous car chases, motorcycle chases, helicopter chases and who knows what else. is lovely as the “girl”, and makes a welcome cameo as Cruise’s mission director.