Number of Times Seen – 1 (24 Oct 2018)
Brief Synopsis – A government agent and his elite team must transfer a prisoner holding military secrets 22 miles across the city in order to board a plane out of the country.
My Take on it – I have been a big fan of Peter Berg’s work as a director for a long time and his recent collaborations with Mark Wahlberg have been a lot of fun to watch.
This is another interesting idea for the two of them to be a part of but it unfortunately doesn’t work as well and as smoothly as some of their other joint work.
The main reason I think this happened is due to the idea that this film tries way too hard to on the one hand keep so much information secretive but still try to move the story along without the viewer fully understanding what is at stake.
The action scenes are done quiet well and they involve a lot of twists and turns along the way that mostly work but eventually all of these twists and turns get a bit overbearing and tiresome.
If the rumors are true that this film is part of a trilogy (see Trivia section below), then hopefully any future film or films will find a way to shed some light on the many unanswered questions that make this film a bit frustrating to watch.
Bottom Line – Another interesting Berg/Wahlberg collaboration that unfortunately doesn’t work as well as some of the previous ones did. This might be due to the fact that they are trying too hard to keep things as secretive as possible in order to attempt to surprise the audience as much as they can. The action scenes are filmed quite well and there are lots of twists and turns along the way that eventually get to be a bit too much. If this film truly is part of a trilogy, (see Trivia section below) the perhaps future films will shed some light on some of the things that happen here that remain unexplained.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – On March 28, 2017 at CinemaCon, Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg announced that they were planning Mile 22 (2018) to become a trilogy, describing “an action franchise at STX Entertainment.” (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)
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