Reviews for Mile 22 ( 2018 ) 1080p

I think people aren't getting it.

By: cyer32
I'll keep this brief. I don't think people are getting this movie. I think Wahlberg played his part perfectly, when you consider who his character is. The whole cast delivered. Watching them in their moments was effective enough in developing the characters to drive the story. Excellent action sequences.The plot was somewhat predictable, but still satisfying to watch unfold.I'd recommend It. I've seen a lot of garbage lately, after which I felt like I'd wasted my time. This was not one of those cases.Say hello to your mother for me. ;)

Ignore -ve ones

By: mrsahoo
I watched it today on 3rd nov 2018 in mobileDon't know why so many -ve reviewsThe movie is good and worth watchableThe only reason why the movie got -ve response is in this movie the Russians outsmarted the American agencySo enjoy this

Absolute Trash

By: wivavog
I applaud the cast ,crew and anyone who touched this foul beast, because you actually got paid to make this and profited from everyone who gave you the benefit of the doubt or actually looked for this movie. What a waste of money..... would of been better of donating all the capitol to the poor or needy. Atleast then it would of brought smiles to peoples faces and done some good. Instead of completely burning millions of dollars..... Maybe we need to rethink the salaries and payment of all these " entertainers" and base there pay scale strictly on the final results . Maybe they would actually start putting out quality original movies. Verses being able to put out trash like this consistently an make profit , be applauded for it , and waste more money on films , nobody finds the slightest bit interesting especially the audience.... We spend our hard earned money to be entertained not disappointed. As far as this movie goes dont waste your time , Easily one of his worst movies , M.W. just tears through the movie way overly aggressive , the dialog and writing are as atrocious as the acting and execution of the entire movie....Thought the movie would get better but just worse as the minutes disappear from your life. I highly recommend watching anything else! Not a good action flick, not a good military film, not a good movie.

What a rubbish!

By: mbkalkan
Truth be told, I haven't watched such a ridiculous movie in a veeery long time. Constant jabbering, meaningless philosophical mumbo jumbo throughout, characters devised to make the movie somewhat peculiar (but rather making it altogether senseless since the said characters would never be allowed to operate in such a unit), numerous plot holes, make-believe twists here and there, and all the whatnot I just will not bother to put here just make this movie almost unwatchable. One really needs to endure to get to the end, which if you make even a half-educated guess mid-stream comes as not a surprise at all.

Also, when the Chinese are involved in the production of an American spy flick, they also make a few suggestions to how the movie ends as well, I think.

All in all, this is a Mission Impossible or Bourne wannabe kind of flick, which ends in a not so American way, courtesy of the Chinese-backed production, and which otherwise is altogether uninteresting and unwatchable.

Disappointing

By: yiftikar
When i see the trailer, i was hoping to see explosions like in the 'under water horizon', fighting scenes like in the 'Raid' and shootouts like in the 'two guns'.

But then when i see the actual movie, it's just baaaaaddd. I can't enjoy the fighting scenes, too many close up, shaky camera, can't catch the dialog. All i can enjoy is the cool air in the the cinema and hoping to fall asleep.

Trying too hard?

By: RLIsbell
I saw this movie last night, and I was hoping to be entertained, but I walked away disappointment.

I think the acting was a bit too much and strange, especially from Wahlberg. He's a bit too brash and I couldn't connect with him.

Cohan's acting was pretty good on the big screen, quite a difference from Walking Dead.

I am pleased to see that Rousey getting to act and have more lines to work on. I think she has a future.

IF they are going to make a sequel out of it...all I have to say is, Calm down, Wahlberg...

Don't waste your time and money to see this movie

By: maxwen-04319
The trailer is good. But when I watch it , really disappointed. Whole movie every 2seconds switch one scene. I feel dizziness.Whole movie really confused. The main actor talking too much. Really waste my time and my money

Nice movie

By: bbk-alkhalifa
I enjoy the movie period .... it was fast and no booring moments

Criticism are misleading!!

By: vinavinaruerue
I understand the criticisms about this movie. But the criticisms fail to consider the movie as a whole and only consider minor things. It is very difficult with respect to me to like a movie, yet I liked this one! I will mention the pros and cons and let the reader decides. I will start with the cons to explain why this movie doesn't get a high rating despite it deserves a lot more.

Cons (as mentioned by criticisms):

1) Camera shaking. It is not perfect but not too bad. It doesn't prevent you from enjoying the movie.

2) Fast dialog. This is an action movie - not a drama. More dialog will make it boring.

3) Story. This a personal opinion. I personally like the story.

Now, why I would give such a movie 8 stars although I am very difficult to be satisfied by any movie.

Pros:

1) In most cases, in action movies, the good guy (hero) starts weak and suddenly becomes unbeatable at the end. Or sometimes the hero is already unbeatable from the beginning to the end. In this movie, we have a fair war. The good guys (heroes) lose and lose and lose from the beginning to the end. The bad guys are tough and really tough, and many times in the movie you wonder "how are they going to make it!?".

2) This movie is very fast. Everything is fast. You will never get bored. No unnecessary lengthy dialog. It is full from the beginning to the end unlike other movies where the director just pass minutes by unnecessary lengthy dialog and scenes.

3) The twist. Although you may predict the end, but it is really satisfying connecting all the parts of the movie into a single picture.

I write this review because I think this movie got a lot less than what it deserves.

This is an action movie that is fast, straight without any derailing. Good and bad guys are almost equal - Fair war- this creates a lot of thrill. Actions scenes are good and thrilling. The story is also good with a very satisfying end.

Don't listen to criticisms. I strongly recommend this movie. You will not be disappointed.

Seriously?

By: tarekalfarra
A waste of money. Pointless really. Sorry, but I expected something better from some of the veteran actors here. Was a sequel hinted at in the end. Seriously?

Worst movie ever

By: abogasem-20621
Wasted almost 2 hours in a pointless movie full of cursing, poor language and script

What's with the really low reviews on this movie? hein?!

By: andre-filipe-santos
Well, sure it aint oscar material here, and it won't be getting any prizes for originality, but for what the movie is supposed to be, it is surely not deserving anything less than a 6, i have seen endless 1 -3 star reviews, what's up with that?, i mean seriously? have this people even watched the same movie, or are we just lobbying right now? because you have tones of absolute garbage movies here on IMDB being rated 9 and 10's deceveing people and on the opposite end, you have ok movies being rated 1 and 2's.

The Mile 22 is as expected an action packed movie, it is fast paced, has a decent plot, it is somewhat realistic, (if u compare with the likes of other recent action movies like let us say, Skyscraper) and yet, people are just throwing 1 and 2's like if this was some sort of sharknado B movie of the action movies, Jesus people, rate movies seriously, what is wrong with u people these days???

I don't understand the bad reviews of this movie

By: duncanmichael-07130
Great, fast moving and action filled entertainment. Iko Uwais is amazing!!! Next action movie star.

The Bergs are Miles Off Course with their Latest Collaboration

By: thsaustinsober
What a mess...and a major step down for the Mark Wahlberg/Peter Berg collaborations. This is easily the worst film I have seen in the year 2018. It is a testament to the worst qualities filmmakers can bring to the modern action film, ranked right next to such migraine inducing insults like "Tak3n" and "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter".

The story is very basic and B-grade: an elite team of off the book operatives have to escort a whistleblower 22 miles to an airstrip to escape his corrupt Southeast Asian nation. If they do so, he will provide the location of a deadly weapon the U.S. wants to desperately find. Trouble is that everyone is going to try to kill them along the way. Despite that painstakingly simple premise, they manage to make the expositional buildup overly complicated. You are thrown into a conflict you don't understand over an objective that you don't feel the magnitude of. This is complete with characters referring to things that already happened with a previous mission that failed which we didn't witness. The exposition being confusing is something the filmmakers must have noted themselves because right before the escort begins, John Malkovich's character literally breaks down the entire setup AGAIN to make sure you, in fact, get it. That is lazy writing and shows that the filmmakers think that the audience is either stupid or is a victim of their own storytelling incompetence. The story is also told in "flashback" I guess as it keeps randomly cutting to Wahlberg's character retelling the event (more exposition for those that can't follow this basic premise...again) and also monologuing about random..."philosophical" things about special ops missions. Nothing he says is actually important. I think he is supposed to be trying to give the film a message or something like a wise man. He is no wise man though, he is just the movie equivalent to fortune cookies drunk on Jack Daniels mixed with Gatorade. Actually, this whole movie feels like a "Call of Duty" wet dream... written by those very annoying COD players that are 12 years old and are far too young to be playing a game meant for adults. There is also this constant cutting to some Russian characters. Based on the opening, you know that they have a purpose. The actual outcome of that purpose, however, is sort of like...."oh that's what the deal is....wait why do I care again?"

Then there are the characters: all of them are either unlikeable, uninteresting, or an unholy combination of both. The most consistent example is the film's lead Jimmy Silva as played by the usually reliable Mark Wahlberg. His character is like this super hyper thinking soldier that is way off on the mental spectrum. He is super intelligent and obsessive about everything around him and has to use a rubber band on his arm which he pulls and slaps on his wrist to keep him calm. This is could be interesting, but instead, the character is an awkward embarrassment. He is a complete jerk to everyone around him, talks way too fast, and likes to just get right in everyone's faces to yell and complain like a whiny, little baby that lost his raddle. He is a complete a-hole and I honestly wished somebody would just punch him in the face. But his character seems to get off on violence so...perhaps that could just make things worse. He is a horrible character with an embarrassing performance by Marky Mark...right next to the "The Happening".

Finally, there is the critical sin: the editing and cinematography. This is some the poorest, most incomprehensible action I have seen in quite awhile. Every shootout and fight scene is compromised by ADHD cuts to so many shaky cam angles over and over again. Furthermore, most of the camera work is shot very tight in either close-ups or medium shots. You never get a sense of geography. You never can tell where the "heroes" are in context to the enemy. You get the general sense that people are shooting bullets and that people are getting hit by said bullets. They have the guy from the "The Raid' films in here and they completely waste his talents in his TWO fight scenes. This man can do a whole fight in one shot and they insist on cutting shots every 0.5 seconds as if they are trying to hide poor choreography. But you can tell it's not!! You can tell that in better hands this would be amazing!!! And do not defend this movie's editing and camerawork as being "realistic". There are many directors that can pull this style off well. Heck, Peter Berg is one of them! Go watch "Lone Survivor", "Deepwater Horizon", and "Patriot's Day" because those are great examples done right. "Patriot's Day" contains one the best "realistic" shootouts I can remember in recent years. This is straight up garbage. This is why I praise a movie like "John Wick" for getting the action right. That's why "John Wick' is a 5-star movie in my book. If you think that the way they do the action in this film is good, I am sorry but you might have something seriously wrong with you. Bad taste...very bad. Screw this shaky cam crap! And that makes up half the movie...if not more.

Horrible movie. Want something similar that is good, check the 2004 S.W.A.T. movie. It has a very similar plot with better characters, buildup, and action. Need something more recent? Try "Sicario".

wasted iko uwais talent!

By: rickypoh-62494
This movie really wasted Iko Uwais talent on martial arts compare to the raid. The apartment scene is a copy of The raid apartment fight scene but is badly done! Hope Iko Uwais whould choose his flim carefully next time..

White

By: treyheikerobbins
All of these articles and reviews are mentioning that this is a terrible movie because 1) it is about a white man and 2) he has a gun. LOL. There is a rhetoric out there that wants you to believe that speaking in this hateful way is justifiable. This is wrong. If you don't like this movie because it is about a white person: check yoself. If you don't like this movie because it has guns: you don't like action, go elsewhere. If you don't like this movie because it is about a white person with a gun: please seek help. It is okay to not like this movie, but not because of racism.

Better than the reviews say

By: acebreaoeva
Overall the movie is a good action movie and I hope the desired franchise happens

Mindless action which is good and bad cause it is a bit chaotic, exhausting, and forgettable.

By: cruise01
Mile 22 (2.5 out of 5 stars).

Mile 22 is an adrenaline rush action thriller that leaves you feeling a little exhausted from its shaky cam, rushed plot, and poor dialogue. Peter Berg direction is on steroids with his quick fast editing cuts in every action scene that makes Jason Bourne movies or Michael Bay's action seem more still. Which is not a good thing for Mile 22. Peter Berg does build some intensity that keeps your heart pumping in such a short run time with the film. He did great in Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, and Patriots Day. Mile 22 fails to be an exciting great movie.

The plot was convoluted. It follows James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) who is a paramilitary operative in an organization called Overwatch. When his team invades what they think is a Russian KGB hideout house and the mission goes sideways. A year or so later, James and his team are assigned to escort Li Noor (Iko Uwais) 22 miles to the airport for extraction. Cause Li Noor has valuable intel that can be life threatening to the nation. While on their transport they get invaded by assassins, and another paramilitary group that will stop at nothing to kill Li Noor.

I thought the plot and direction of the movie was a little lost on what it was trying to be. Story wise it kind of sucked when there was barely much of a story. You have a fast talking James Silva, who can explode with his mania personality at any given moment. He is hard with his team which they can barely keep up. Especially, Alice (Lauren Cohan) who is struggling with a divorce and custody battle. But James informs her that she is distracted and will lose sight of their job. Then, there is a sub plot of a Russian terrorist that are on a plane with an agenda as they watch surveillance of this escort on Li Noor. And than Li Noor, who has info of the terrorist having a biohazard material that is an attack waiting to happen. The film has a twist that gives you the chills and a cliffhanger ending that leaves for a sequel.

The direction sucked with this movie. The cinematography work was consist of shaky camera movement and fast editing. The fight scene with Iko Uwais attacking others was confusing. The shootouts were loud, and a bang but it gets very repetitive throughout. James and his team are on a long 22 mile journey that is consist of cars blowing up, shoot outs, running into a building with more shoot outs and close combat fighting. And repeat. I like most Peter Berg films. Yes, he does well building up the intensity with the movie. But this one does get a little boring with its narration when it cuts between action scenes to James Silva being interviewed on what went wrong with their mission. Or when it cuts to surveillance videos of the action from the drone or street cameras. It can be annoying.

Mark Wahlberg was great though as the fast talking and maniac character. John Malkovich was okay too with sitting behind the monitors watching the action unfold. Lauren Cohan was okay as well with hands on action. Iko Uwais is like the next Jet Li or Jackie Chan when it comes to fighting. And Ronda Rousey barely had much to do with some brief action scenes.

Overall, Mile 22 is a bad film. Mark Wahlberg was good and yes the film could be a start of a franchise. Peter Berg's fast editing direction that gets lost with its action scenes between quick camera movements to surveillance cameras can be tedious after awhile. The poor plotting that needs to have a twist to make it better just feels like the film did not have a story at all. I was a little left disappointed and the film is forgettable.

Decent action but Wahlberg's character was pretty annoying throughout

By: dseann-105-396156
I've been looking forward to this movie for a while now and I have to say I was a little let down. The action is really good but the plot and script were not so good, especially Wahlberg's character. He wouldn't stop talking in these OCD ramblings as they tried to make him look like a gifted mind that is on overdrive 24/7. He came off like an old Dennis Leary except not funny and more rambling.

Awkward and disappointing

By: mrelussive-501-594503
Trailer looked great, but the actual movie is just an awkward disappointment. This was weird, coming from director Peter Berg but I don't completely blame him. The writing is just awkward. Mark Wahlberg plays a super dedicated, grossly over-the-top special ops type guy who is just constantly going on rants to give intensity to the movie but it just comes off as weird, unnecessary, and confusing. Lauren Cohan is the most frustrated divorced mother ever. Finally, they cast Ronda Roussey only to give her ZERO fight scenes and barely any lines....great.

The star of the movie is the Iko Uwais character, with amazing fight scenes with perhaps too many fast changing angles so you cannot exactly follow what's happening. Action scenes were almost decent but the overall plot was so foolish it turned me off.