Mile 22 (2018)

Filmposter - Mile 22 - 2018

In my view…

This film is about intelligence services, politics, attacks and attempts of attacking and it is quite realistic. Well it seems realistic from a citizen point of view. A life at an embassy in a foreign country and what if a war – be it partially digital – is going on and you seek safety at an embassy. Those questions pop up when you are watching the film. Because the story is about a group of agents who are formed together as a special unit with a special mission to get another special agent out of his – for the agents a foreign – country. The story-line is very complex, it doesn’t look like it at the beginning but every little aspect plays a role which gets clear in the last five minutes of the film.

The first part of the film is well thought-through, every character get its form and there is a lot of violence. Now and then good combat and towards the end of the film it is too much and too quick, no slow-motions in combat and too quick play. Especially the plot which is told in just five minutes. And then you realise the beginning was a start of flashback storytelling. It was not that clear to me in the first part of the film.

The main character, a genius agent named Silva, is played by Mark Wahlberg. He plays a very good role of this high energetic, now and then aggressive and quiet, character. There is rarely a dull moment in the film but the actions are a bit too quick. And how the character named Silva is in the end is like…too easy or is it because he is a highly intelligent person and was one of the most intelligent characters in the film plot? The rest of the characters are not so in-depth explained.


In my reviews I am writing in descriptive facts and if the story was clear.. Not telling about the story itself too much – never do in my film reviews – you have to see the film yourself and make your own opinion. I hope you like the film.

Film Facts:

Title: Mile 22
Genre: Action / Adventure / Crime
Director: Peter Berg
Writer: Graham Roland
Screenwriter: Lea Carpenter
Country: USA
Language spoken: 
English / Indonesian / Russian
Release Date: 18 October 2018 (NL)
Time: 94 minutes
Production Companies: STX Entertainment / Huayi Brothers Pictures / Aperture Media Partners
IMDb rating: 6,1 / 10
Rating: 7 / 10

Top 25 Cast:

  1. Mark Wahlberg / James Silva
  2. Lauren Cohan / Alice Kerr
  3. Iko Uwais / Li Noor
  4. John Malkovich / Bishop
  5. Ronda Rousey ./ Sam Snow
  6. Carlo Alban / William Douglas III
  7. Natasha Goubskaya / Vera
  8. Chae-rin Lee / Queen (as Chae Rin Lee)
  9. Sam Medina / Axel
  10. Keith Arthur Bolden / King
  11. Jenique Hendrix / Knight
  12. Billy Smith / Rook
  13. Myke Holmes / Pawn
  14. Emily Skeggs / M.I.T.
  15. Terry Kinney / Johnny Porter
  16. Brandon Scales / Jacob Stone
  17. Poorna Jagannathan / Dorothy Brady
  18. Peter Berg / Lucas
  19. Elle Graham / India
  20. Nikolai Nikolaeff / Aleksander
  21. Ariel Felix / Deputy Foreign Minister
  22. Tom Astor / Technician
  23. Kate Rigg / Miss Moon
  24. Lourdes Perea / Girl
  25. Tatiana Ronderos / Mother


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