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94 Ratings

Mile 22

Directed by Peter Berg
United States, 2018


A CIA field officer and an Indonesian police officer are forced to work together as they confront violent and extreme political corruption.

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Mile 22 Directed by Peter Berg
Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Lone Survivor) is a competent director who can thoughtfully elucidate conservative ideas, but he seems to have abandoned his craftsmanship as well as his common sense with this moronic actioner.
August 23, 2018
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As a martial artist, Mr. Uwais appears quite skillful even when handcuffed to the loosed siding of an operating-room bed, but the cutting is so quick that it’s tough to say. You fear more for the editors’ exhaustion than any onscreen injury.
August 16, 2018
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Obviously [Uwais] gets to do a lot of action stuff here, and it’s impressive; fighting back against two fake medicos who want to assassinate him while he’s handcuffed to a hospital bed, that kind of thing. There’s a more than satisfactory amount of boom-boom in the movie’s trim running time.
August 16, 2018
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What are people saying?

  • chanandre's rating of the film Mile 22

    This the worst summer movie? Let me laugh. I did not. Somewhere between Blackhat and The Raid, with dashes of Zero Dark Thirty and the paranoia and fear of The Siege. Berg really became a precision director and he seems to be the child of Frankenheimer and Mann, while sharing a Bay-like immediacy and no-bullshit approach to story telling. The political coda will be seen in November 2018. Millennials: vote for Dems.

  • Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film Mile 22

    Like most of Berg's work, the plot's a confused and dull, non-rhythmic slog, but his staging of red-hot action set pieces are yet again probably the best in the American mainstream this decade. Thus, it has some great parts with a great deal of padding. And Wahlberg's eccentric, always-hyped character is one of the more interesting personalities for an action hero I've seen in ages, even if he's not well developed.

  • saitosouta's rating of the film Mile 22

    Intense jingoism overstuffed with blood and bullets, panopticon-like utilization of surveillance camera, disarming justification of heroic sacrifice for America. Such nauseatingly conservative elements are overwhelmed by pure cinematic pleasure like exquisite action sequences and Iko Uwais' extreme physicality in highly problematic yet thrillingly heart-pounding “Mile 22”. Peter Berg, my sweetest gilty pleasure.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Mile 22

    I've been an ardent fan of the work director Peter Berg has done with Mark Wahlberg as of late, but "Mile 22" is a radical enough misfire to shake my faith in the filmmaker. For reasons unknown, seemingly well-choreographed action scenes were chopped to incoherence in the editing bay, and a former Blacklist script was rewritten into a morally repugnant loveletter to America's dirty ops around the globe. Avoid.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Mile 22

    The Berg/Wahlberg team continues to bear fruit with this solid action thriller that has a cynical geopolitical undertone that plays along with the story. 'The Raid' star Iko Ulwais impresses here with another well choreographed turn as does Lauren Cohan. In the end it's a popcorn movie with at least half a brain.

  • Rio Johan's rating of the film Mile 22

    An army deserter who tried to negotiate the US-fucking-Embassy for a protection in change of information. What information? Turns out that Indocarr/pesudo-Nesia is about to blow something dangerous in our beloved America. Predictably patriotioc. Well: to watch a Hollywood action flicks universie one has to realize that "America is always first" and the other countries are nothing but filthy enemies. Whatever.

  • smndvdcl's rating of the film Mile 22

    Action films will continue to be churned out as box office figures indicate that their popularity refuses to plateau. Another rote offering here: guns, explosions, pithy exchanges, heroism and pseudo-espionage plot. For better or worse, Wahlberg, Statham, Johnson, Neeson and Stallone can keep this genre going infinitely.

  • TheCentralRuhr's rating of the film Mile 22

    The stochastic editing pattern of the set-pieces are enlarged to the formal structure of the film itself. Ruthlessly shifting between no less than 4 separate locations at certain points while jumping time-frames backward/forward. Its politics are similarly muddled beyond comprehension, aimed at jingoistic conservative fantasy but ultimately self-defeating and perhaps (lamely) self-critical. At best, bemusing.

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