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Mile 22 also known as “22 Miles,” “22. miil,” “22 mérföld,” «22 мили», «22-ра миля»

Not Recommended
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Action Thriller
1 hr. 35 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
August 17, 2018 (wide—3,520 theaters)
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Relevant Issues

Effects of watching very heavy violence

Vulgar language

The threats of terrorism and how to deal with it

Secret government operations

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Featuring: Mark WahlbergJames Silva
John MalkovichBishop—a crime lord
Lauren Cohan … Alice Kerr
Ronda Rousey … Sam Snow
Iko Uwais … Li Noor
Terry Kinney …
Poorna Jagannathan …
Sala Baker …
Lauren Mary Kim …
Alexandra Vino … Sergeant Thomas
Nikolai Nikolaeff … Aleksander
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Director: Peter Berg—“Lone Survivor” (2013), “Deepwater Horizon” (2016), “Patriot's Day” (2016)
Producer: STX Entertainment
Closest to the Hole Productions
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STX Entertainment

action thriller with brutal violence and foul-mouths

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “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. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in.”

This film is intended to be the first in a franchise with two sequels planned and a TV series announced called “The Kiev Exchange.”

  • Violence: Very heavy to extreme—and bloody
  • Profane language: • “J*sus” • “G*d-d*mn” • “Holy sh*t” • “My G*d” • “h*ll” (3)
  • Vulgar/Crude language: Extreme— • “motherf***…” (5) • other f-words (around 60) • “c*cks*cker” • “pr*ck” • “s*cked” • “a**hole” • s-words (15+) • “a**” (2) • “b*tch” • “son of a b*tch”
  • Nudity: • nude woman (covered only by a towel) • shirtless man
  • Sex: • one moderate sexual comment • no sex scenes

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Secular Movie Critics
…full of stunts, fights, explosions, and satellite views of kill zones. …It doesn’t get bogged down with exposition, instead providing a full adrenaline-and-testosterone cocktail that packs a kick. …[3]
James Berardinelli, ReelViews
…Berg and Wahlberg deliver a relentlessly paced, addictively slick paramilitary thriller actively catering to fans of gonzo brutality and turbocharged machismo…
Tom Russo, The Boston Globe
…“Mile 22” is one nasty piece of work. It’s an action picture that’s hard-core to the core, populated entirely by killers with nary a truly sympathetic figure among them. But it does deliver. …
Soren Andersen, The Seattle times
…frenzied black-ops thriller. It's like a “Bourne” film that aims lower and hits. …It’s a rolling orgy of grenades and micro-bombs and cars themselves used as bashing weapons. The body count is high… Berg, when he wants to be, is a surgical craftsman of chaos. Yet “Mile 22” has little weight or resonance. …
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
…strong on action but weak on plot… It’s both a bit confusing and a bit confused. Fortunately, it’s also loaded with some of the crunchiest action scenes since the John Wick movies thanks to Indonesian martial-arts maestro Iko Uwais… [C+]
Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
…The action is frantic and brutal, and the movie itself has an ugly tone. …Wahlberg's frenetic line readings…sound hysterical, high-pitched, and silly. …you may be looking, as I was, to exit “Mile 22” at around Mile 5. …[2/4]
Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
…A testosterone cocktail of reactionary sound bites and incoherent action that even Michael Bay might have rejected as too amped, Peter Berg’s “Mile 22” makes for an appalling referendum on the state of commercial cinema in 2018. …
Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times
…an angry, hyperviolent downer of an action flick that is the August blowout-sale of its ilk: loud and desperate…
Robert Abele, The Wrap
…A lean, mean action machine… There is plenty of skill and a measure of merit in the compressed style… there's really nothing to take away afterwards. There is nothing to think about, no nuances to contemplate, no connection with these characters who exist only in moments of hyper-tension and crisis, no greater truths to consider other than to prevail. …
Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
…rehashing the most basic and overblown action clichés… The film’s almost elemental plot is matched by a corresponding lack of characterization. …When Silva [Mark Wahlberg]…barks out derivative commands and asinine statements that make him sound like a 13-year-old playing “Call of Duty.” …[1/4]
Jake Coyle, Slant Magazine
…the worst movie of the summer… In the spirit of fairness, it’s worth noting that “Mile 22” has a couple of decent surprises up its sleeve. …
David Ehrlich, IndieWire