Outside the Wire Reviews

January 22, 2021
"Outside the Wire" passes the time, and there are worse crimes than being watchable and disposable.
January 19, 2021
A disappointingly tidy conclusion for what had the potential to be a far more challenging film.
January 18, 2021
Despite strong lead performances and some intriguing themes, this rarely rises above being a serviceable action thriller.
January 16, 2021
This film really wants to be smart... [But] it's just a lot of death and destruction.
January 16, 2021
"Outside the Wire" is an efficient, fast-paced rollercoaster ride that's smart and buoyed by a razor-sharp screenplay and two magnetic performances.
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.
January 15, 2021
The visual effects are decent, the cast is better than decent, and that's all, folks.
January 14, 2021
Outside the Wire can charitably be compared to the kind of "B" movies that studios used to churn out, and is best consumed by tempering expectations accordingly. Because unlike its futuristic hero, there's nothing special about it.
January 14, 2021
There's a more interesting film buried here and it's the small nuggets of debate about the military and artificial intelligence that keep us going through the bloated, almost two-hour runtime.
January 14, 2021
A packed Friday night theater would have bust out in applause.
January 13, 2021
It's entertaining enough, but you wish it had something quirkier, more messily human, more imaginatively drawn outside the lines to it.
January 13, 2021
The film's arguments against endless war end up seeming more than a bit disingenuous.
January 13, 2021
Like many Netflix productions, Outside The Wire assumes you're barely paying attention.
January 13, 2021
Arriving like a discarded Fox television pilot from 2010, director Mikael Hafstrom's action film is forgettable from top to bottom.
January 13, 2021
An alarmist rise-of-the-machines premise points to a "Terminator"-like future, with very different results, in this serviceable sci-fi war movie.
January 13, 2021
Proves to be a fairly conventional military-action pic despite its moments of Asimovian philosophy.