Movie Review #2865 MILE 22.
Latest offering from the Mark Wahlberg school of action adventure takes takes place in an unnamed Southeast Asian country and the man is smuggling an informer across town, 22 miles across town to be exact.
Trouble is the bad dudes want him too, obviously, and so begins a couple hours of nonstop gratuitous violence, blood and guts, explosions, car crashes and all manner of chases all the while not a hair being swept out of place on the man’s head.
Nothing original here, all been done before and the chop socky fight sequences become very tedious after the first few, especially as we already know the outcome (most of the story is told in flashbacks). A slight double twist at the end answers the questions about the beginning and we’re left hanging by a final inference but it’s all too predictable despite being somewhat entertaining.
John Malkovich is the one stand out but he has such a small part that it’s inconsequential.
Overall not the worst action flick I’ve seen but certainly not there with the best either, 6/10.
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