MI5 is the best blockbuster of the summer, without a doubt. Tom Cruise is as good as ever as Ethan Hunt, fulfilling every bland action movie characteristic, and then is made better through his friends. Jeremy Renner's by-the-book company man, Simon Pegg's enthusiastic techie turned hero, and Ving Rhame's attitude incarnate define Curise's character through interactions in the best way possible. It is the only way Cruise, as a top secret super spy, can drop his guard long.
They are joined by the villainous Sean Harris, who the AVClub decribed perfectly as Steve Jobs as played by Hannibal Lector. And the ass-kicking duplictious Rebecca Ferguson steals the screen from all of them.
Jack Reacher's Christopher McQuarrie probably puts the least amount of direcot authorship on this movie than any of the directors who have taken on this series before. In a way, I think that just might be McQuarrie's style though.I think about way of the Gun. And I think Jack Reacher.The thing they have in common is they are all nuts and bolts. Very little style. Answers to the generations brought up on Tarantino. Just simply and engagingly thrilling.