Outside the Wire Reviews

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January 21, 2021
Just an average sci-fi action movie with a lot less on its mind than it might have had.
January 21, 2021
Outside the Wire repeatedly pushes the central irony of pairing an emotionally detached human with a compassionate killing machine without drawing any meaningful conclusions from their contrasting personalities.
January 21, 2021
A by-the-numbers Stealth-meets-Training Day plod.
January 20, 2021
Journeyman director Mikael Håfström at least mines some decent Robocop-meets-Jason-Bourne acrobatics out of Leo, but adds little besides.
January 20, 2021
There's a rote quality to the presentation that grates as the movie builds to an ending that ends up pulling its punches.
January 19, 2021
A disappointingly tidy conclusion for what had the potential to be a far more challenging film.
January 19, 2021
It's all familiar, and not in a fun way. Equal parts middling Terminator sequel and off-brand Training Day, the film fails to take flight at every turn; seemingly every moment meant to soar lands with a thud.
January 19, 2021
There must be better ways to spend a couple of hours during this slow-motion apocalypse we're all living through.
January 18, 2021
Despite strong lead performances and some intriguing themes, this rarely rises above being a serviceable action thriller.
January 18, 2021
The film has a great premise and some cool moments of action, but the overall delivery falls short of expectation.
January 16, 2021
"Outside the Wire" doesn't adhere to its own reality, so it's a frustrating misfire.
January 16, 2021
A generic and draggy thriller built on firefights, digital effects and bad robot jokes.
January 16, 2021
The moment our headliner Anthony Mackie takes off his shirt to reveal he's been created by less than impressive visual effects, this dud begins to pick up "worst movie of the year" momentum.
January 16, 2021
It's competent if not spectacular, and there are enough set pieces to keep the energy flow consistent. The third act, however, goes completely off the rails.
January 16, 2021
This film really wants to be smart... [But] it's just a lot of death and destruction.
January 16, 2021
Wire would be pure pap without its top-notch cast.
January 16, 2021
Despite a few unexpected twists, Outside the Wire comes across as a near-generic helping of action that tries to serve up something more than standard action...
January 16, 2021
If mundane had a name...there is zero percent originality...
January 16, 2021
Outside the Wire is too long, too impenetrable, and not fun enough to warrant its lofty man vs. machine gimmick.
January 16, 2021
The half-brained drudgery that Håfström's delivers here only leaves you with the regret that this war wasn't more fun to watch.
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