Lat­est ac­tion thriller goes the ex­tra Mile

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

THE lat­est block­buster Amer­i­can ac­tion thriller to hit the screens is Mile 22.

Di­rected by Peter Berg and star­ring Mark Wahlberg, Mile 22 fol­lows the story of an elite CIA task force that has to es­cort a prized as­set 22 miles to a spe­cial point, all while be­ing fol­lowed by the gov­ern­ment.

Berg and Wahlberg have his­tory to­gether, hav­ing com­bined with great ef­fect in Lone Sur­vivor, Deep­wa­ter Hori­zon and Pa­tri­ots Day.

Wahlberg stars as James Silva and cer­tainly fits the bill of the type of char­ac­ter you ex­pect lead­ing a top-se­cret com­mand team.

The cast is im­pres­sive with Iko Uwais a break­out star.

Uwais plays Li Noor, an In­done­sian po­lice of­fi­cer at the cen­tre of the ter­ror­ist plan and his mar­tial arts prow­ess comes in handy.

Ronda Rousey con­tin­ues her tran­si­tion from UFC cham­pion to ac­tress as Sam Snow, while John Malkovich adds his pres­ence as James Bishop. Be warned, there is quite a lot of vi­o­lence and colour­ful lan­guage, but if you like rol­lick­ing ac­tion movies (ap­prox­i­mate time 94 min­utes), then Mile 22 will not dis­ap­point.

Mile 22 hits screens at Bowen’s Sum­mer­gar­den Cinema to­day.

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