“Mile 22” (STX)
By Catholic News Service
The sloppy, toxic mix of gunfire, explosions and cursing makes this difficult to endure and impossible to recommend.
Director Peter Berg and screenwriter Lea Carpenter have carved a slight story of a CIA paramilitary team led by an agent (Mark Wahlberg) who’s permanently angry, scornful of diplomats and diplomacy, and prone to hurl verbal abuse at his squad as they spirit a foreign agent to a transport plane to deter nuclear terrorism.
The film contains pervasive gun and physical violence, some gore and frequent profanities. The Catholic News Service classification is L — limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.