• ‘Mile 22' Review: Action Movies Don't Get More Incoherent and Exhausting Than This

    3 monthes ago - By Slash Film

    The good news about the new Peter Berg / Mark Wahlberg action movie Mile 22 is that it's moderately short, clocking in at barely over an hour and a half. The bad news is that Mile 22 still isn't short enough. Mile 22 goes in the same category as the recent Sicario: Day of the Soldado; it's an often repugnant and obnoxious exercise in faux-cinema verite style that serves to beat down its audience into submission as opposed to being entertaining. The compact nature of the story is fairly novel, but the way in which its ticking-clock premise is executed is both exhausting and...
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  • Mile 22 Review: Mark Wahlberg's Latest Thriller Misses the Target

    Mile 22 Review: Mark Wahlberg's Latest Thriller Misses the Target

    3 monthes ago - By Screen Rant

    Mile 22 isn't lacking when it comes to hard-hitting action, but is undone by its confused narrative and over-rushed attempt at franchise-building. Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg reunite yet again for the action-thriller Mile 22 , but fourth time ends up not being the charm for the actor-director pairing. The duo previously worked together on a trilogy of docudrama-thrillers focusing on a Navy SEAL mission gone wrong , the BP Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion/spill , and the Boston Marathon Bombing. While each of these fact-based films have clear through lines and purposes, Mile 22 is much...
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  • ‘Mile 22' Film Review: Mark Wahlberg Shoots Off Weapons and His Mouth to Diminishing Results

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

    3 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    Primed to harsh any buzz you might still be enjoying from the exhilarating international spy high jinks of “Mission Impossible: Fallout,” Peter Berg's “Mile 22” is an angry, hyperviolent downer of an action flick that is the August blowout-sale of its ilk: loud and desperate.
    Mixing obnoxious geopolitical cynicism, fashionable fight incoherence and - still? really? - the fading appeal of Mark Wahlberg in grim-hero mode, the movie feels like Berg in a state of retaliatory cinematic aggression after the lackluster showing of his recent real-life-bravery tales, “Deepwater Horizon” and...
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