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‘Mile 22′ Review

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, John Malkovich, Sam Medina | Written by Lea Carpenter | Directed by Peter Berg

Remember Sabotage, David Ayer’s dodgy DEA task force action thriller from 2014? Probably not, but Peter Berg’s fourth collaboration with muse Mark Wahlberg may jog your memory, with its similarly diverse elite squad (a good thing) and its videogamey attitude to plotting, human beings and basic logic (all bad things). This is perfect vehicle for Berg and his ultra-conservative, cynical and ultimately juvenile worldview. Yet somehow this technically talented director has fudged what should have been a straightforward idiotic pleasure.

Mile 22 opens with a gripping scene involving a raid on an Fsb house. The Fsb – *checks Wikipedia* – is the successor to the Russian Kgb, and they’re doing something nefarious, so Jimmy (Wahlberg) and his squad trick their way in and start gathering evidence. It all kicks off, and we
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Mile 22 Interviews: Mark Wahlberg, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey & Lauren Cohan

Recently DaniElle DeLaite sat down to talk with the cast about their new movie Mile 22, which reunites star Mark Wahlberg with his Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day director Peter Berg.

Joining Wahlberg in the cast is The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan, WWE’s Rowdy Ronda Rousey, John Malkovich, The Raid’s Iko Uwais, Poorna Jagannathan, Lauren Mary Kim, Sam Medina, Alexandra Vino and Nikolai Nikolaeff.

They cover how all their fighting styles differ to create such an awesome action movie, and how, unusually for an action film, the women are just as involved as the men.

Mile 22 is released in the UK on the 19th of September, 2018 and in the Us on the 17th of August.

Mile 22 Cast Interviews


In a visceral modern thriller from the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and least-understood unit.
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Movie Review – Mile 22 (2018)

Mile 22, 2018.

Directed by Peter Berg.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, John Malkovich and Ronda Rousey.


A top CIA operative and his unit are transporting a “package”, ie a double agent, who can provide access to life-threatening information to safety. But there are numerous enemies out there standing in their way.

The Wahlberg/Berg combo has become such an established partnership that you more or less know what you’re going to get long before you’ve purchased your ticket. Not that they’re wholly predictable: Patriots Day wasn’t the all-action extravaganza we expect from them, Lone Survivor was. So where does Mile 22 fit in? The short answer is at the bottom.

While you might not anticipate having to plug in your brain for one of their productions, this is one where you can quite happily leave it outside the door, or at least disconnect it
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‘Mile 22’ Review: Dir. Peter Berg (2018)

Mile 22 review: In recent years, director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg have stumbled upon a partnership that has delivered three intense accounts of real-life events with the combo of Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon and Patriot’s Day. All three of these films have been met with pretty warm receptions from both audiences and critics. The two Bergs certainly seemed to have found an effective niche for their respective talents. Mile 22 sees them change gears with an original action movie.

Mile 22 review

Wahlberg plays James Silva, leader of a covert Black-Ops strike team called ‘Overwatch.’ His team are tasked with escorting an Indonesian police officer (Iko Uwais) out of the country when he claims to hold information regarding the location of a weaponized toxic substance. The job won’t be easy as Silva and his team must contend with assassins and corrupt police as they travel the
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Mark Wahlberg in ‘Mile 22’ Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details

Peter Berg's Mile 22 starring Mark Wahlberg is coming to Digital on October 30th, followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release on November 13th.

Unfortunately Mile 22 is not planned for a 4K Ultra HD release at this time.

Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey and John Malkovich star in the thriller about a CIA operative responsible for transporting an asset to an airfield while hostiles close in.

Universal has packed Mile 22 with a nice selection of bonus features as outlined below:

Overwatch: Follow the “Overwatch”, the para-military division in Mile 22, and explore the background and inspiration as to why this type of team was chosen for the film.

Introducing Iko: A spotlight on world-renowned action star Iko Uwais and his experience with combat fighting, stunt work and choreographing his own scenes in the film.

Iko Fight: Interview with Iko Uwais discussing his intense fight scenes from the
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Movie Review – Mile 22 (2018)

Mile 22, 2018.

Directed by Peter Berg.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohen, Iko Uwais, John Malkovich, Ronda Rousey, and Carlo Alban.


James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) is an elite American intelligence officer working with a top secret tactical unit. When he’s tasked with smuggling a high value asset (Iko Uwais) out of foreign territory, he must use his unique skillset in order to escape the dangerous concrete jungle with their lives intact.

Oh wow. And not in a good way. Peter Berg’s fourth consecutive film with his action muse, Mark Wahlberg, to put it bluntly, is an absolute stinker.

It’s difficult to know where to begin, so we’ll start with the red herring that is Mile 22‘s opening scene. A sequence which suggests Berg will use his impressive default setting as an action director, one which has served him so well in the likes of The Kingdom and Lone Survivor.
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Mark Wahlberg's Mile 22 Lands on Digital and Blu-Ray This Fall

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Mark Wahlberg's August action flick is coming to Blu-Ray and Digital this fall! For more on all the bonus content, see within...

August's action spectacular, Mile 22, blew audiences away with its non-stop action and well-choreographed fights. Now, Mark Wahlberg's action flick, starring Ronda Rousey, Lauren Cohen, Iko Uwais, and John Malkovich will find its way to Digital October 30, 2018 and Blu-ray/DVD on November 13, 2018. For more on what the home versions will include and our review of the film, see below...

In a visceral modern thriller from the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg plays James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and little-known unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must transport an asset (Uwais) who has vital information to an airfield for extraction before the enemy closes in. “Loaded with edge-of-your-seat action”, Mile 22 is the perfect film for fans of fast-paced combat cinema.
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New Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile Pics See Zac Efron Transform Into Ted Bundy

While the last couple of years have been…troubling, to say the least, nothing in the entertainment industry (casting wise) has been as unusual as High School Musical alum Zac Efron being chosen to play former serial killer, brief University of Washington student (go Cougs) and one-time Republican activist Theodore “Ted” Bundy in Joe Berlinger’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

Expected to open at some point in 2019, the film boasts a cast of familiar cast of names like John Malkovich, Jim Parsons and even Metallica front man James Hetfield as one of the officers who brought Bundy to justice during his period of criminal activity. Though movies like this can often fall prone to miscasting and Efron hasn’t exactly cracked his clean image (Neighbors and its sequel probably helped a bit), he seems to be at least looking the part in these new shots from the set
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Coen Brothers Book: Read This Exclusive Excerpt About the Making of ‘Burn After Reading’

Coen Brothers Book: Read This Exclusive Excerpt About the Making of ‘Burn After Reading’
In a filmmaking career that spans nearly four decades, Joel and Ethan Coen have made films that defy genre classification but always maintain their distinctive humor and realist point of view. From cult comedies like “Raising Arizona” (1987) and “The Big Lebowski” (1998) to Oscar winners “Fargo” (1996) and “No Country for Old Men” (2007), the Coen brothers have become one of the defining voices of contemporary American cinema. In “The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together,” film critic Adam Nayman weaves biography, critical analysis, and interviews with Coen collaborators (including longtime cinematographer Roger Deakins) to present the definitive history of the Coen brothers oeuvre.

Published by Abrams Books in conjunction with the film magazine “Little White Lies,” “The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together” will be released on September 11, 2018. IndieWire has obtained an exclusive excerpt about the making of “Burn After Reading” (2008), as well as key art from the book.
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Revisiting Hours: ‘Burn After Reading’ and How the Coens Predicted Our Current Mess

Every Friday, we’re recommending an older movie that’s available to stream or download and worth seeing again through the lens of our current moment. We’re calling the series “Revisiting Hours” — consider this Rolling Stone’s unofficial film club. This week: Kevin Lincoln on Joel and Ethan Coen’s 2008 epic of idiocy Burn After Reading.

**”What did we learn, Palmer?”

“I don’t know, sir.”

“I don’t fucking know either. I guess we learned not to do it again.”

“Yes sir.”

“I’m fucked if I know what we did.
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Keanu Reeves movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Speed,’ ‘The Matrix,’ ‘John Wick’

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Keanu Reeves movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Speed,’ ‘The Matrix,’ ‘John Wick’
Happy birthday, Keanu Reeves! On September 2, the youthful Reeves will receive his 54th birthday cake (if you can believe it). Reeves’ film career has been filled with highs and lows, from such triumphs like “The Matrix” series and “Speed” as well as marked career lulls, from which he has always bounced back.

As part of his birthday celebration, lets take a tour of his 12 greatest films and rank them from worst to best. Others as part of our photo gallery include “My Own Private Idaho,” “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and the “John Wick” movies.

SEEDiane Keaton movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

12. Bill & Ted’S Excellent Adventure (1989)

“Bill and Ted” was a double-edged sword for Reeves, introducing him to a wide audience as high school student Ted Logan, but forever equating in some critics’ minds the real-life actor with the dim bulb of a character that he played here,
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Very Bad Things: The Troubled Reckonings of Peter Berg

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Mile 22“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” This astonishing quotation comes from an essay by American journalist H. L. Mencken. Writing in 1919 about a certain rage perceived in new writing from Ezra Pound, Mencken at first expresses tongue in cheek sympathy with Pound's anger—“the stupidity he combats is actually almost unbearable”—before dismissing it as detrimental to the writer’s poetry. Put into the mouth of John Malkovich’s CIA honcho James Bishop in Peter Berg’s latest film Mile 22, however, this incendiary quotation becomes much more ambiguous—particularly since there is no citation given, appearing as it does to be just another whimsical thought spoken out loud by this eccentric character. Bishop, as head of a special black ops division, is deadly serious and clearly sympathetic towards the sentiment. Whether the film itself is remains another story,
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Will Oscar finally say ‘I do’ to Glenn Close in ‘The Wife’?

Will Oscar finally say ‘I do’ to Glenn Close in ‘The Wife’?
There are many sins committed every minute of the day. But when it comes to Oscar oversights, there is one that might be rectified soon. Thanks to just-opened “The Wife”, Glenn Close could finally get a little gold man to call her own after six previous tries. She is currently tied with the late Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter as the actress with the most nominations without a win.

Close plays the indulgent wife of a renowned author (Jonathan Pryce), a self-absorbed lothario who wins the Nobel Prize for literature. As they journey to Stockholm for the awards ceremony, their relationship is strained as a long-unspoken secret can no longer be denied. Does Close’s much-raved-about performance in “The Wife,” which grossed a stellar $111,137 at the box office in just four theaters, have the same emotional weight as the sight of her weepily mourning her ex- lover while slumped naked
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ to Top ‘The Meg’s’ Second Weekend

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ to Top ‘The Meg’s’ Second Weekend
Crazy Rich Asians” is heading for a glamorous first weekend with an estimated $22 million from 3,384 North American locations.

The Warner Bros. film debuted August 15 and has already racked up $16 million. Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Awkwafina, and Michelle Yeoh star in the Asian-led pic, the first of its kind since 1993’s “The Joy Luck Club.”

Crazy Rich Asians” currently holds a Rotten Tomatoes score of 92% certified fresh and an A CinemaScore. Jon M. Chu directed from a screenplay by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim.

“The Meg’s” sophomore frame should come in second place with around $19 million from 4,118 domestic sites. The Jason Statham-starrer debuted to $45 million last weekend and has reeled in an additional $23 million since.

Statham stars as a scientist attempting to defend a beach from a prehistoric, 75-foot Megalodon shark. The Warner Bros. flick has also earned $154 million overseas.

STXfilms’ “Mile 22,” starring Mark Wahlberg, should bring in an
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Mile 22 Brings Big Action But A Pretty Boring Plot - One Minute Movie Review

Mark Wahlberg leads an ensemble cast in Peter Berg's latest combat flick Mile 22.  He is joined by Ronda Rousey, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais and John Malkovich as a team of government intelligence agents on a mission to extract an ex-cop with some very valuable information. But is Mile 22 worth rushing to the theater to see?

Watch the 60-second review from One Minute Critic:

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Second Opinion – Mile 22 (2018)

Mile 22, 2018.

Directed by Peter Berg.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Iko Uwais, Lauren Cohan, Ronda Rousey, Carlo Alban, Natasha Goubskaya, Sam Medina, Keith Arthur Bolden, Jenique Hendrix, Chae-rin Lee, Billy Smith, Myke Holmes, Emily Skeggs, Terry Kinney, Brandon Scales, Poorna Jagannathan, Elle Graham, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Kate Rigg, David Garelik, Peter Berg, and John Malkovich


An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

Listen. I’ve beaten the WahlBerg drum enough throughout my career (Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg’s celebrity couple name). Please reference my positive critical takes on Patriots Day, Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon. Their dudebro chemistry on and behind the camera makes for grittily tense, zoom-on-faces, savage energy at times. Alas, Mile 22 exists as 2018’s least interesting ghost ops bullet frenzy – sputtering bloodsoaked brutality like a criminal gasping his
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Box Office: Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Mile 22’ Picks Up $1 Million on Thursday Night

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Box Office: Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Mile 22’ Picks Up $1 Million on Thursday Night
Mile 22” debuted to $1 million on Thursday night.

The Stx release stars Mark Wahlberg, a shadowy CIA operative, who must extract a valuable asset. It reunites the actor with Peter Berg — the pair scored with 2013’s “Lone Survivor,” but “Patriots Day” and “Deepwater Horizon” — both released in 2016 — were box office disappointments. The hope is that “Mile 22” will spark a new action franchise.

Before any sequels get the greenlight, “Mile 22” has to ward off some stiff competition from the second weekend of “The Meg” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” a critically adored rom-com that is doing some big business after launching on Wednesday.

Crazy Rich Asians” topped the box office on Thursday, picking up $3.8 million to push its two-day total to $8.8 million. “The Meg,” a thriller about a giant shark, added $3.2 million on Thursday to its $62.6 million domestic haul.

Stx said “Mile 22’s” preview results compare favorably to those of “American Made.
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Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Mile 22’ Hunts Down $1 Million at Thursday Box Office

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Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Mile 22’ Hunts Down $1 Million at Thursday Box Office
Mark Wahlberg’s “Mile 22” grossed $1 million at the Thursday box office from 2,600 locations.

Thursday’s preview gross is comparable to that of Tom Cruise’s “American Made,” which earned $960,000 in previews before opening to $16.8 million. “Mile 22” is expected to have a $17-$18 million weekend, contending with “The Meg” for the No. 2 spot, after “Crazy Rich Asians.”

This is the fourth collaboration between director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg, and tells the story of an elite CIA team tasked with protecting a valuable asset being hunted by terrorists. John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais and Ronda Rousey also star.

Also Read: 'Mile 22' Film Review: Mark Wahlberg Shoots Off Weapons and His Mouth to Diminishing Results

The film is written by Lea Carpenter based on a story by Graham Roland and Carpenter. Berg for Film 44, Wahlberg for Closest to the Hole and Stephen Levinson for Leverage produced.
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Count On "Mile 22"

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Sneak Peek the $35 million budgeted action feature "Mile 22", directed by Peter Berg )"Lone Survivor"), starring Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan ("The Walking Dead") , Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey and Cl, following an 'elite' task force of paramilitary officers from the CIA's 'Ground Branch of Special Activities Division':

"...'James Silva' ,a paramilitary operative in the CIA's most clandestine unit, is aided by a top-secret tactical command team, to retrieve and transport 'Li Noor', a valuable intelligence asset through 22 miles of hostile territory to reach an extraction point, while being chased down by vicious terrorists..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Mile 22"...
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Mile 22 – Review

Here’s the newest effort from another prolific actor/director film making duo. While some directors have a group of actors they repeatedly work with (on stage I guess they’d be the “rep” company), other directors like to cast the same actor in several of their projects. From the “golden age of Hollywood’ there were duos like John Huston with Humphrey Bogart, and John Ford and John Wayne. In the late seventies Martin Scorsese’s lead of choice was Robert DeNiro, while in recent years Leonardo DiCaprio has been a frequent lead. With Steven Spielberg it’s Tom Hanks (after many flicks with Richard Dreyfuss and Harrison Ford). Now in theatres is the fourth collaboration of actor/director Peter Berg and lead actor Mark Wahlberg. Their previous team-ups were all based on true events: Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, and Patriot’S Day. Now they’ve made a go-for-broke, fictional,
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