Mile 22 Movie Review

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Release Date  : 24/08/2018

Genre              : Action, Thriller

Cast                : Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohen, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey

Director          : Peter Berg

Duration         : 1 hrs 35 mins

Language       : English

When diplomacy and military action both fail for America in a foreign country, in comes agent James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) with his team of exceptionally skilled black ops soldiers who operate in a grey area shooting out bad guys until all of them are dead. A CIA special operative James Silva is charged with escorting a high-value target to a destination. Things get messy when Silva and his team are attacked from all sides, as they make their way to the destination in the foreign country.

The plot of the film is ridiculously simple; Silva has to take a defecting Russian agent out of the American embassy in Indonesia and put him on an airplane to America. It is made interesting by throwing in legions of bad guys on motorcycles as they shoot up Silva and his team. While the action is slick and the hacking technology employed will make anyone nervous. Action wise, the film reminds you of the Bourne series.

Mark Wahlberg’s act one-dimensional act as the angry, foul-mouthed agent seems rather lazily written. John Malkovich with his traditional slow drawl fits the bill as the master of the operation. Loren Cohen’s role as Alice Kerr, a mother separated from her daughter because of her work, is rousing. Ronda Rousey’s character, on the other hand, is completely wasted. If you’re a fan of action movies and don’t want to dwell much on the manner that the action unfolds, this one may be up your alley.