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Music From and Inspired By 'Mission: Impossible'

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Mission: Impossible

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
110 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/22/96
performer:
Tom Cruise, Emmanuelle Beart, Henry Czerny, Emilio Estevez, Vanessa Redgrave, Jean Reno, Ving Rhames, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Jon Voight
director:
Brian De Palma
Producer:
Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
David Koepp, Robert Towne
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B-

Be it Top Gun or Cocktail, what’s a Tom Cruise movie without all-American guitar rock? Something like Music From and Inspired By ‘Mission: Impossible’, probably. In a sign that America has embraced British pop, the soundtrack concentrates on new U.K. acts in genres like dub reggae (Massive Attack’s subpar ”Spying Glass”), synth pop (Pulp’s booming ”I Spy”), and ’60s cocktail kitten (Nicolette’s ”No Government”). Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to edit out the quirky orchestral passages by Danny Elfman, which should have been relegated to an all-score album. B-