Alexander Larman

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is the action film of the year

Tom Cruise's latest turn is turbo-charged escapism at its finest

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Tom Cruise and Vanessa Kirby in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One [Alamy/Paramount Pictures/Entertainment Pictures/]

It is an unusual compliment to say of what will undoubtedly be the year’s best action film that the experience of watching it is rather like being punched in the face for the better part of three hours. But Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, which arrived in UK cinemas on Monday, is a bruising, visceral and wholly exciting ride that’s about as close as you can imagine to being put in a boxing ring with its star Tom Cruise.

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