Saw it at AMC IMAX with a sold-out crowd Friday night. I really, really liked it, and Rebecca Ferguson's just tremendous in it. I think I'd only try to track down posters of her and Hayley Atwell.
I love the interplay between all the characters -- the movie's a lot funner than I expected. I'm thinking even if Edge of Tomorrow underperformed at the box office, it taught Cruise that he's more appealing when his character's got opportunities for self-deprecating humor.
I know some complain about Jeremy Renner not being involved enough in the action but essentially he's fighting on Capitol Hill for the right for IMN to continue to exist. I think it's in keeping with the idea he's an analyst more than an agent. Besides, he was probably too busy with his Avengers' duties.
The movie's about 2 hrs 11 minutes but didn't feel that way to me, it's very much a breathless speeding bullet.
-While I think McQuarrie directs vehicular stunt scenes in a really fun way (as in Jack Reacher), I found some of the fisticuff scenes a little claustrophobic at times though I don't think he uses handheld cameras. I mean, I enjoy watching Cruise and Ferguson battling, but sometimes I just couldn't see what was happening. Reminded me a bit of Nolan's Batman film scenes.
-If you can't enjoy summer films enough to get past the perhaps increasing ludicrousness of the "IMF being disavowed" angle over and over, or bad guys not just shooting Ethan Hunt dead when they have the chance over and over, those things could bother you.
-I'm one of the maybe 3 people who consider JJ Abram's MI3 his favorite IM film. I liked it because I felt it finally gave Hunt a back story, a girlfriend/wife, and a life, and then made him fight for all that against a very personal, malicious villain. Audiences obviously disagreed with me (least box office of the 5 films), but I was just a hair disappointed (maybe cause I like Michelle Monaghan) she's not in this at all.\
-No Paula Patton (Ghost Protocol) or Maggie Q (MI3) -- supposedly they declined invitations to return due to scheduling conflicts.
While the movie's exceeding expectations at the box office, you can certainly find reviews or comments threads bashing it for this or that. I just very much enjoyed it, plan to take my mom to see it again next weekend. For me only this, Mad Max (haven't gotten to see it a 2nd time but I want to before it's totally out of theaters; a few locally still have it on smaller screens) and Avengers: Age of Ultron tickled my fun factor enough for me to re-enlist.