Critics Consensus

Mission: Impossible - Fallout Is Certified Fresh

Plus, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is lighthearted fun and Castle Rock is also Certified Fresh.

by | July 26, 2018 | Comments

This weekend at the movies, we’ve got Tom Cruise risking life and limb to entertain us (Mission: Impossible – Fallout, co-starring Henry Cavill) and a junior squad of DC heroes heading off to the cineplex (Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, featuring the voices of Scott Menville and Tara Strong). What are the critics saying?

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) 97%

After underachieving with a couple of its early installments, the Mission: Impossible franchise has enjoyed a once unlikely-seeming rebirth in recent years, notching impressive critical and commercial victories with its fourth entry (2011’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and the follow-up (2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation). That hot streak is bound to cool at some point, but for now, it looks like this espionage party is just getting started: the sixth chapter, this weekend’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, currently boasts the best Tomatometer in the series. As with previous M:I films, the plot is too dense and/or incomprehensible to summarize in this space, but that’s no obstacle for enjoyment; with Tom Cruise back as Ethan Hunt and a new assortment of death-defying set pieces at the ready, all that really matters is whether the movie holds up on the action front, and critics say the answer is a resounding “yes.” Whether you’ve been following the series all along, are a more recent convert, or are just in the mood to watch a veteran action hero lead another charge against the forces of evil, Mission: Impossible – Fallout looks like the rare summer blockbuster that understands exactly what’s expected of it — and delivers in spades.

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) 91%

For more than 200 episodes and counting, Teen Titans Go! has proven a consistently beloved fixture on the Cartoon Network schedule, offering a fittingly juvenile corner of the DC universe whose light humor and color-saturated aesthetic serve as a refreshing change of pace among all the brooding and grit in many of the publisher’s other adaptations. Given that each Titans episode runs just a shade over 10 minutes, there was at least a little cause for concern that a feature-length adaptation would lose the show’s fizzy spark, but that’s decidedly not the case: critics say Teen Titans Go! To the Movies brings these youthful heroes to the big screen with all their trademark appeal intact. Framed with a meta storyline that sees the team heading to Hollywood in order to take advantage of the superhero movie boom, this animated outing packs plenty of the knowing, fast-paced humor that’s made the series a favorite — along with some surprisingly smart commentary on the state of comics-derived cinema in general. For kids of all ages — and anyone who declines the invitation to accept Ethan Hunt’s latest impossible mission — this looks like a great reason to Go! To the Movies.

What’s New on TV

Castle Rock: Season 1 (2018) 87%

A meticulously crafted mystery brimming with allusions, Castle Rock is bound to please even the pickiest of Stephen King fans — though mileage may vary for casual viewers.

Also Opening This Week In Limited Release

  • Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (2018) , about the bond that develops between a Brazilian nurse and the wealthy woman who hires her as the nanny for her unborn child, is at 100%.
  • Cocote (2018) , in which a man returns home to bury his father only to discover that his arrival represents only the first of his grim obligations, is at 100%.
  • 93Queen (2018) , a documentary about a group of Hasidic women challenging cultural norms — and saving lives in the bargain — is at 100%.
  • Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) , a look back at the secret sexual escapades facilitated by little-known Golden Age celebrity confidante Scotty Bowers, is at 93%.
  • Puzzle (2018) , starring Kelly Macdonald as a woman whose life changes when she discovers a passion for jigsaw puzzles, is at 81%.
  • Scarred Hearts (2018) , a drama about the lives and loves of patients in a Romanian hospital during the 1930s, is at 80%.
  • The Captain (Der Hauptmann) (2018) , in which a German soldier happens upon a discarded Nazi uniform and uses it to fashion a new life for himself, is at 75%.
  • Dead Night (2018) , in which a family’s weekend trip to the country goes terribly awry, is at 71%.
  • Our House (2018) , about an orphaned science wiz who inadvertently brings the spirits in his family home to life with one of his inventions, is at 63%
  • Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings (Di Renjie zhi Sidatianwang) (2018) , the latest installment in the popular wuxia fantasy series, is at 50%.
  • Hot Summer Nights (2018) , a ’90s-set coming of age story starring Timothée ChalametMaika Monroe, and Alex Roe, is at 48%.

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