New movies: ‘Mission Impossible,’ ‘Sherlock Holmes’


Jeremy Renner plays Brandt and Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in ”Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. © 2011 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
( David James)


In this week’s new movies, Tom Cruise earnings as a ideally coiffed representative Ethan Hunt in “Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” and Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. transport a bit improved in this go-round of “Sherlock Holmes.” Here’s what a Post critics had to say:


Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol” (PG-13) “Narcissism is zero new in Hollywood, of course, and it doesn’t indispensably militate opposite party value. ‘Ghost Protocol’… possesses a claim array of expertly choreographed how’d-they-do-that scenes, as good as some superb ancillary performances from ‘Mission: Impossible’ veterans and newcomers.” — Ann Hornaday


Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” (PG-13) “‘A Game of Shadows’ draws here and there on Conan Doyle’s tales, though it relies some-more on Hong Kong’s hyperactive 1980s new wave, as filtered by ‘The Matrix’ and Quentin Tarantino… The diversion here is action-farce, and that’s improved played with strut than with intellect.” — Mark Jenkins


Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” (R) “After being 3-D’ed, CGI’ed and Imax’ed-out all year, ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ asks viewers to delayed down their cinematic metabolisms, an composition that feels not only pleasing though definitely lifesaving.” — Ann Hornaday


Young Adult” (R) “A humorous thing has happened to Mavis Gary, a pretension impression in ‘Young Adult,’ a dim comedy from ‘Juno’s’ writing-directing group of Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman. Not that anyone is shouting during Mavis. Not much, anyway. Though marketed as a comedy, this film is too creepy and scathing to be consistently comic.” — Michael O’Sullivan


A Dangerous Method” (R) “David Cronenberg, who has done a career flouting taboos surrounding sex, genocide and undifferentiated anxiety, goes to a source of those principal themes in ‘A Dangerous Method.’” — Ann Hornaday


Alvin and a Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” (G) “I’m sorry, is this unequivocally necessary? Let’s be honest. Either you’re energetically expecting ‘Chipwrecked,’ a third installment in a remunerative ‘Alvin and a Chipmunks’ series, or you’ve opted to equivocate these films like a plague.” — Sean O’Connell


King of Devil’s Island” (Unrated) “Norway’s Bastoy Prison has done a news in new years for a on-going manners and magnanimous diagnosis of prisoners, who have giveaway run of a minimum-security island facility, located in a center of a fjord one hour south of Oslo. But Bastoy’s inmates didn’t always have it so good, as a dour film ‘King of Devil’s Island’ creates harrowingly, grippingly clear.” — Michael O’Sullivan


Tomboy” (Unrated) “As slim as a protagonist, with a contempt for unconnected tract mechanics fitting a lazy-summer setting, Celine Sciamma’s French import ‘Tomboy’ offers dramatically installed situations though sees no reason to feat them.” — John DeFore