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%.

Tag Cloud

Pop WarnerMedia Premiere Dates Amazon Prime Video emmy awards Hallmark Christmas movies TCM Star Wars sag awards social media OneApp indiana jones Sci-Fi screenings Dark Horse Comics video on demand Peacock hist dc X-Men Tumblr TIFF Paramount Network Sneak Peek Cartoon Network TLC comiccon documentary The Walking Dead YA Spike unscripted Vudu mission: impossible Sony Pictures 2017 El Rey Year in Review Red Carpet supernatural Schedule free movies video Crunchyroll adaptation Biopics Comics on TV Nat Geo Comic Book Winners movies Marvel Television Awards VH1 The Academy technology Crackle Lifetime Christmas movies Rocky Musical stop motion NYCC natural history LGBTQ CBS Grammys DC Universe RT21 Acorn TV Kids & Family Set visit ghosts 007 theme song Syfy Funimation PBS DirecTV police drama Pixar cancelled television richard e. Grant HBO Max australia Rom-Com American Society of Cinematographers anthology parents true crime TNT festivals ABC Family Emmys dramedy disaster 21st Century Fox blockbuster Valentine's Day batman war twilight Lifetime Discovery Channel Starz Esquire Television Critics Association hispanic Winter TV game of thrones christmas movies Hear Us Out best Disney Channel Marvel The Witch spain Toys reviews Pop TV Animation Bravo Sundance Now children's TV crime 4/20 Arrowverse concert romantic comedy Disney BBC science fiction directors DGA Captain marvel TCA rotten movies we love green book TCA Winter 2020 worst movies YouTube Premium Rock BAFTA VICE Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Paramount witnail 71st Emmy Awards Tarantino CW Seed ratings Women's History Month comedies a nightmare on elm street 2019 Photos Alien renewed TV shows 99% RT History medical drama Mary Poppins Returns ID award winner halloween tv IFC Films Shudder Epix BBC America diversity cancelled TV series Netflix Spring TV japanese Anna Paquin composers french 45 stoner independent vampires psycho Ovation Writers Guild of America revenge space dceu boxoffice TruTV The Arrangement spider-man Apple TV Plus ABC cartoon Mary poppins tv talk Stephen King comic books Academy Awards History joker Heroines Fantasy versus Masterpiece television First Look DC streaming service SXSW Video Games Baby Yoda WGN USA CBS All Access TCA Awards harry potter LGBT thriller movie MSNBC HBO Apple TBS 2015 Awards Tour discovery Classic Film Black Mirror Cannes comic Showtime canceled TV shows Disney streaming service psychological thriller cats all-time Spectrum Originals Reality Competition serial killer First Reviews 24 frames Black History Month justice league cinemax A&E zero dark thirty YouTube Disney Plus dogs Turner laika dragons Universal foreign scorecard robots deadpool E3 Election singing competition FX on Hulu FX anime Warner Bros. Infographic Interview Nominations slashers Holidays james bond streaming archives what to watch south america spinoff binge satire stand-up comedy Lucasfilm The CW rt archives historical drama documentaries cars Food Network indie latino canceled mockumentary game show Tomatazos Horror ITV nature GoT crossover nfl Watching Series worst Christmas period drama finale mutant Musicals toronto OWN GIFs New York Comic Con YouTube Red Disney+ Disney Plus remakes The Purge Country Countdown BBC One FOX aliens AMC sitcom sequels Travel Channel Marvel Studios spy thriller Rocketman fast and furious Adult Swim TCA 2017 Nickelodeon cops halloween Star Trek Western Tubi boxing cancelled TV shows spanish Calendar Fox Searchlight black Thanksgiving Television Academy SDCC golden globes CMT San Diego Comic-Con politics Pirates Amazon based on movie Superheroe teaser National Geographic Shondaland animated asian-american Certified Fresh Podcast Martial Arts Freeform sequel Turner Classic Movies 20th Century Fox VOD TV Land Fall TV Action NBC facebook Song of Ice and Fire casting sports Amazon Studios jamie lee curtis travel zombies docudrama Amazon Prime crime thriller festival Ghostbusters E! Comedy SundanceTV Super Bowl blaxploitation nbcuniversal cancelled Music BET Awards book Drama zombie Hallmark Mary Tyler Moore 2018 Pride Month TV renewals See It Skip It series 72 Emmy Awards Binge Guide Lionsgate news italian critics Mudbound talk show USA Network IFC name the review transformers miniseries DC Comics CNN Creative Arts Emmys universal monsters Comedy Central elevated horror Sundance comics franchise Walt Disney Pictures Netflix Christmas movies child's play Superheroes werewolf doctor who adventure Mystery venice Hulu Trivia die hard obituary Brie Larson Film Festival scary movies Elton John Sundance TV biography Avengers Chernobyl cooking Family quibi spanish language HBO Go hollywood Cosplay Trailer 2020 Marathons crime drama Britbox A24 political drama criterion toy story romance screen actors guild fresh Extras Mindy Kaling PaleyFest 2016 Trophy Talk breaking bad reboot Summer Logo Box Office Teen ESPN Oscars rotten Holiday Best and Worst kids Pet Sematary films GLAAD MTV strong female leads classics Apple TV+ Fox News Opinion Columbia Pictures MCU chucky APB superhero Film Endgame PlayStation Reality Ellie Kemper President Chilling Adventures of Sabrina dark Polls and Games football Emmy Nominations cults TV BET Quiz FXX Character Guide