films seen
9
average score
2.94*
nationality
USA - 57 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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The good stuff

Very Bad Things

by Peter Berg
Specifics
1998 / 100m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Thriller
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Very Bad Things poster

Solid pieces

Deepwater Horizon

by Peter Berg
Specifics
2016 / 107m - USA
Genre
Action, Thriller
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Deepwater Horizon poster

Berg does a great job with this disaster film. The build-up is tense and exciting, but even more surprisingly, so it the actual disaster. Most of its peers tend to lose it there, but this film keeps the tension strong until the very end. Hollywood cinema at its purest. Nothing deep or profound, but extremely entertaining.

Hancock

by Peter Berg
Specifics
2008 / 92m - USA
Genre
Fantasy, Action
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Hancock poster

The inoffensive

The Kingdom

by Peter Berg
Specifics
2007 / 110m - USA
Genre
Action, Thriller
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
The Kingdom poster

The Rundown

by Peter Berg
Specifics
2003 / 104m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Action
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
The Rundown poster

Worthy but flawed

Spenser Confidential

by Peter Berg
Specifics
2020 / 111m - USA
Genre
Action, Thriller
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Spenser Confidential poster

A very typical Wahlberg vehicle. He plays another rough but just hero who is willing the save the day, even though the world he lives in isn't doing him any favors. The film is directed by Peter Berg, whose work tends to be pretty decent, but a little uneven and rarely hides something outstanding.

The story is very basic. Wahlberg is a former cop who took the fall when he tried to do the right thing. After 5 years in prison, he plans to reboot his life, but the secrets of his past are catching up with him before he manages to escape. Together with his buddies he goes after the people who put him in prison all these years ago.

It's nothing special and that's exactly how Berg directs the film. It looks inconspicuous, the music sounds bland, performances are rather plain and the plot is terribly predictable. As a thriller, the film fails to engage, luckily the ending is a bit more action-packed, thogh that's hardly enough to make this a stand-out.

Lone Survivor

by Peter Berg
Specifics
2013 / 121m - USA
Genre
Action, War
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Lone Survivor poster

Battleship

by Peter Berg
Specifics
2012 / 131m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Action
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Battleship poster

Dubious filler

Patriots Day

by Peter Berg
Specifics
2016 / 133m - USA
Genre
Thriller
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Patriots Day poster

Recounts the Boston Marathon bombings and the hunt/capture of the criminals. The film isn't too interested in the background or surrounding issues of the events, instead it's a film about bravery, loyalty and keeping your head up in the face of terrorism. Decently made, but overly cheesy and sentimental.