How long is Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1?

Cameron Frew
Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1

Whether you’ve seen Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 or not, you might be wondering: how long is the runtime, and how does it compare to the other movies in the franchise? Read on to find out.

The franchise kicked off in 1996 after years of back-and-forth development were finally answered with Tom Cruise, who chose Mission: Impossible as his first project as a producer.

More than 25 years later, through a few bumps – the unexpectedly poor critical response to M:I2, an entire cast being sacked on M:I3, and an abandoned idea to ditch Cruise – we’ve arrived at Dead Reckoning Part 1, the seventh blockbuster entry in the series.

As audiences flock to the biggest screen they can find this weekend, they may be wondering: how long is the Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 runtime?

Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Part 1 runtime

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 has a runtime of two hours and 36 minutes (156 minutes), making it the longest movie in the franchise.

With credits, it runs for two hours and 42 minutes (162 minutes).

This is still a sizeable length, but it’s shorter than earlier rumored. Paramount President Bob Bakish earlier said he’d “seen a bunch” of M:I7, and while the test screening audience “lost their mind”, it was “too long” and needed to be cut down.

As for how it compares to the other entries in the series, we’ve listed them with their runtimes below:

  • Mission: Impossible — 110 minutes
  • Mission: Impossible 2 — 124 minutes
  • Mission: Impossible III — 126 minutes
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol — 133 minutes
  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation — 131 minutes
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout — 147 minutes
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 — 156 minutes

Earlier this week, director Christopher McQuarrie confirmed “picture lock” on the upcoming blockbuster.

“With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake, and dark forces from Ethan’s past closing in, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission – not even the lives of those he cares about most,” the synopsis continues.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 is in cinemas worldwide now. Check out our other coverage below:

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