Lawrence Stacey’s review published on Letterboxd:
It was depressing walking into the cinema with everyone else dressed in pink or black for Barbie and/or Oppenheimer knowing I have to wait till Tuesday but this was really good too. I think part 2 has the potential to be the best mission impossible film for certain (fallout is still the best as of right now) but for a film that’s really all a build up to an incredible part 2- much like deathly hallows part 1- it was very exciting. All of the returning cast have mastered their roles and Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt is NEVER going to drop off. The addition of Hayley Atwell is one of the best things about the film and doesn’t feel to similar to Ilsa which they definitely ran the risk of doing. I would say it takes a bit of a while to get into but really pays off with some of the set pieces particularly the one that’s in the trailer and another one near the end involving a train which I won’t spoil. How Tom Cruise is pulling off his most impressive stunts at 60 is a miracle. The villain concept of AI is very interesting and aside from the name, (the entity) which makes it feel a bit to on the sci-fi side, it’s pulled off really well. I can see the AI villain idea getting rinsed so much after this film like the multiverse after no way home. Overall, this has a few flaws but was pretty great and I need part 2 NOW.