actor: Tom Cruise

Mission: Impossible — Fallout

Spectacular! Breathtaking! This fast-paced film, number six in the series, may be the best one yet. There are few moments to catch your breath while taking in the action and speed of this movie. So you think you have seen Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) do it all? Not yet. He leaps from building to [...]

American Made

The filmmakers of American Made seemingly take some narrative license with their biographical version of the infamous Barry Seal, a career criminal drug smuggler, played gleefully by Tom Cruise. Upon leaving his commercial job as a TWA pilot, Seal was, indeed, in the employ of Pablo Escobar—the [...]

The Mummy (2017)

"The Mummy (2017)" is a movie on an epic scale, a spectacle that is a little bit "Indiana Jones" and a return to some of the themes of the previous Mummy movies. This one stars Tom Cruise as Nick Morton, a thief who is after antiquities to turn them quickly on the black market. He steals a map from [...]

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

"Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" is an action-packed, suspenseful movie starring Tom Cruise in the role of Reacher. He intends to uncover a conspiracy that involved the death of two innocent soldiers, and the besmirching of a lady soldier, Major Turner (Cobie Smulders), who is unjustly arrested. [...]

Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" delivers what most fans of the old TV series and the modern movies would expect: a few masks hiding true identities, chase scenes (featuring both running humans and car chases), a character who is not clearly good or evil, and instead of a self-destructing audio [...]

Edge of Tomorrow

"Edge of Tomorrow" features a unique plot, that of a man who relives the same life scenes and dies over and over again due to an alien's blood landing on his face and in his mouth. This blood makes the re-living of these moments possible. This sets up some nice humorous occurrences, such as the [...]

Oblivion (2013)

"Oblivion" takes place decades after a war between aliens and earthlings. Even though the earthlings won the war, they are forced to leave earth due to radiation and the severe destruction of the planet's resources. A small team is left behind to clean things up and gather the remaining resources [...]

Jack Reacher

This movie is witty and features an interesting plot but the language and violence crosses our acceptable levels of family-friendly viewing. A man accused of murder asks for Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise), an ex-military investigator. Reacher winds up working with a beautiful defense lawyer and the [...]

Rock of Ages

If rock and roll is, as some believe, hedonistic music, then that might explain this movie. It focuses a lot on drinking, illicit sex, disrespectful attitudes and making conservatives look judgmental and hypocritical. In this movie, the women who condemn others deserve it as they are harsh and [...]

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

For almost half of the movie I kept hope alive that it might not cross our approval level for violence. I knew that would be one area of concern. To that mid-way point there were a few violent moments but little or no blood and the violence was not continual. But then, it picked up in intensity and [...]