The Mission 1986

Critics score:
65 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: A singularly lumpy sort of movie. Read more

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Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out: The Mission manages to be both magnificent and curiously uninvolving, a buddy movie played in soutanes. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: The two principal actors, Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons, work hard to animate their parts. But there is little to do. The Mission is probably the first film in which De Niro gives a bland, uninteresting performance. Read more

Paul Attanasio, Washington Post: "The Mission" is everything a movie should be -- magnificently produced, epic in scope, serious in theme -- everything, that is, but good. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: "The Mission" effectively dramatizes yet another chapter in the ruthless European conquest of the Americas. It'll make you hate the whole of western civilization with every fiber of your being. Read more