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'Mission Impossible III,' If you choose to accept it, will satisfy your cravings for action and stunts, but that's about all

Review B-

May 04, 2006|By MICHAEL SRAGOW | MICHAEL SRAGOW,SUN MOVIE CRITIC

In between its gut-crunching set pieces, Mission: Impossible III offers a terrible argument for staying in shape. Just by bringing a weary weightiness to the screen, Ving Rhames as the most uncomplicated good guy, Philip Seymour Hoffman as the most uncomplicated bad guy, and Laurence Fishburne as the most unlikable authority figure in the Impossible Mission Force steal scenes from their athletic star.

They don't look as if they could eat Tom Cruise for lunch. They look as if they already have.

Mission: Impossible III (Paramount) Starring Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames and Michelle Monaghan. Directed by J.J. Abrams. PG-13. Time 125 minutes.

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