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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

Synopsis:

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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