It’s been over half a year since Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One opened in theaters in July 2023. While the spy action film is not yet available to watch on any streaming services, the blockbuster hit starring Tom Cruise in the lead role is making its streaming debut very soon. So if you haven’t seen the movie yet or want to rewatch it in the comfort of your home, you’ve come to the right place! Read our streaming guide below to find out when and where to stream the movie online.
Where to watch Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One online
As of January 18, 2024, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part is not yet available for streaming in the United States. But on the same day, Paramount Pictures, the production company behind the movie, announced that the film is set to make its streaming debut on Paramount+ on January 25, 2024.
While waiting for the arrival of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part on Paramount+, you can watch all of the previous six Mission: Impossible films on the streaming service, along with the classic TV series that inspired the movie franchise.
If you can’t wait for the streaming debut of the movie, you can rent (around $5.99) or purchase ($19.99) a digital copy of the flick on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Microsoft, Vudu, and YouTube. You also have the option to buy a physical copy of the movie in DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K format on Amazon.
What is Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One about?
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning is the sequel to 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout and the seventh installment in the Mission: Impossible film series. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, from a screenplay he co-wrote with Erik Jendresen, the movie stars Tom Cruise who reprises his role as Ethan Hunt. The ensemble cast also Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Esai Morales, Pom Klementieff, Mariela Garriga, and Henry Czerny.
In the movie, Hunt and his IMF team face off against “the Entity”, a powerful rogue AI. You can watch the official trailer for the film below:
What do critics think of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One?
Reviews for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One are predominantly positive, praising its high-octane action, jaw-dropping stunts, and Tom Cruise’s unwavering commitment to the role of Ethan Hunt. However, some critics expressed reservations about the plot and character development. Here’s a breakdown of the critical consensus:
- Spectacular stunts and action sequences: Critics unanimously agree that the film delivers on the franchise’s signature adrenaline rush, with praise for innovative stunts, breathtaking cinematography, and McQuarrie’s masterfully directed action set pieces.
- Tom Cruise’s performance: Many reviewers commend Cruise’s dedication to the role, highlighting his charisma and the impressive physical feats he performs himself.
- Entertaining and thrilling: Overall, most critics found Dead Reckoning to be a highly entertaining and enjoyable film, offering escapist thrills and keeping audiences glued to their seats.
- Plot and character development: Some reviewers felt the plot lacked originality and found the character development, particularly for supporting characters, to be somewhat shallow.
- Length and cliffhanger ending: The film’s lengthy runtime and cliffhanger ending left some critics feeling frustrated and wishing for a more complete narrative arc.
Will there be Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two?
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning was initially envisioned as a singular story that would be told across two movies, “Part One” and “Part Two”, in two years. After being delayed by the SAG-AFTRA strike, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two was scheduled to be released on May 23, 2025. However, in October 2023, the sequel’s “Part Two” subtitle was officially removed. Although that film will still be a direct sequel to Dead Reckoning, it will have a different title. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One also dropped the “Part One” from its title.