Before watching the movie:
Add this to the list of “how did I let this wait 14 years?” This movie is action, suspense, and big-name stars. It draws upon a hit TV show with an iconic theme. It is the Hollywood spy movie.
I have to admit I’ve never seen an episode of the series, so I can’t appraise it on that level.
Also, back then, nobody ever thought Tom Cruise would go publicly insane.