If you’re looking for good shoot ‘em ups, well, Mile 22 was your go-to film this summer. Yes, there was Skyscraper, which I missed, but this 90-minute high-octane, kill-all-the-things feature should satisfy die-hard action movie fans. Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Ronda Rousey, and "The Walking Dead"’s Lauren Cohan make up the core of an elite special operations team working in the shadows of our intelligence community.
Operating out of the U.S. embassy in Indonesia, James Silva, played by Wahlberg, and his crew has to transport Noor, a former member to his country’s police who swears to know very sensitive information that is in the national security interest of the U.S. the team agrees to give him an escort to an airfield outside of an unnamed city. The problem is the Indonesians want him dead—and send every agent and their mother to kill him.
Car bombs go off, bullets start flying, hand-to-hand techniques are deployed, and Wahlberg and his team make the blood-soaked, high adrenaline slog to the airfield.
Its here that a twist is deployed that might shock some. Let’s just say, it’s not your typical film action film concerning Americans winding up on top. It’s set up for a sequel, though the box office returns for Mile 22 were not solid, with many critics noting the frenetic pace of the action sequences and cinematography. Character development is also lacking, though this is a bombs and bullets picture. Is it worth seeing? If you have time, yes. Again this isn’t a must-see. But it’s probably worth your time when it arrives on Netflix.