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MILE 22

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

Review by Louise Keller:
Frenetic action and unbridled chaos is the name of the game in this espionage action thriller in which Mark Wahlberg reunites with director Peter Berg for 94 minutes of high-octane thrills. Wahlberg plays Jimmy Silva, a highly trained, hyperactive CIA operative, who has no qualms about killing. Like life itself, there is no safety net. There is no back up plan; failing is not an option.

Always a pleasure to see John Malkovich on screen. Here he plays Bishop, head of a computer squad, whose mission is to literally keep on the pulse, ascertaining whether the members of the team have one - a pulse, I mean.

The plot involves tracking down some missing cesium earmarked for deadly terrorist deeds. The entire cast is strong. Watch for Iko Uwais (The Raid) and Laura Cohan (The Walking Dead), who proves to be much more than a pretty face.

Editing is frenetic; the soundtrack pumps; the dialogue flies relentlessly and the action is big. For the genre, it delivers.

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CRITICAL COUNT
Favourable: 0
Unfavourable: 0
Mixed: 1

MILE 22 (MA15+)
(US, 2018)

CAST: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, John Malkovich, Ronda Rousey, Carlo Alban

PRODUCER: Peter Berg, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg

DIRECTOR: Peter Berg

SCRIPT: Lea Carpenter

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jacques Jouffret

EDITOR: Melissa Lawson Cheung, Colby Parker Jnr

MUSIC: Jeff Russo

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Andrew Menzies

RUNNING TIME: 94 minutes

AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTOR: Roadshow

AUSTRALIAN RELEASE: August 23, 2018







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