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May 09, 2006

ABC SAYS THAT TOM CRUISE'S IMAGE HAS BEEN DEFLATED BY THE LIMP PERFORMANCE of Mission Impossible 3.

I wonder if it wasn't the other way around. As further support for the notion that it's Cruise's recent public idiocy that's hurting the film, rather than its inherent lameness, the audience reviews are actually pretty good. Back in the old days of the studio system, a star like Cruise who behaved badly in public would have been cut off as box-office poison. Maybe those guys knew what they were doing?