Wired Reviews

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July 8, 2014
A good portion of the film's stroll down memory lane attempts to recreate some of the Belushi-Dan Aykroyd SNL routines, and they look pale by comparison with the real things.
May 4, 2014
Given the impossibility of his assignment, Michael Chiklis doesn't do half badly as Belushi -- he`s clearly a better actor, though not necessarily a better comic, than the original -- but otherwise Wired can claim only camp value.
May 4, 2014
The result is a film that hedges its bets but still manages to portray the destructive power of drugs.
May 4, 2014
What you're left with is a vague portrait of the artist as the victim of too much, too soon.
May 4, 2014
You leave this movie unenlightened about who John Belushi really was, or why he abused himself so badly.
May 4, 2014
Every time the film makes some sense, the sweaty and sleepless face of Belushi invades in close-up and we know it`s only a matter of time before director Peerce will make us privy to the comic`s needless death.
May 4, 2014
The crippling flaw in the film lies in its mix of surface daring and inner funk. Inside, it keeps flinching.
May 4, 2014
The reenacted Saturday Night Live routines that made Belushi a star seem grim.
May 4, 2014
This crude low-budget exploiter is one of the most grotesque character assassinations ever put on film.
May 4, 2014
Although newcomer Michael Chiklis turns in a sterling performance, Wired never allows him to explain why Belushi was such an infuriatingly drug-sodden slob, and sadly for a movie about a funny man its woefully short on humour.
May 4, 2014
The picture certainly succeeds at reproducing Belushi's manic energy and wired-up sensibility. But it fails to give any meaningful insights into a couple of issues that must be dealt with if his biography is to have any enduring value.
March 26, 2009
Relentlessly offputting.
March 26, 2007
A profoundly trivial and tasteless affair.
January 26, 2006
Perhaps the worst thing about Wired is that it is totally unfunny.
July 27, 2005
April 4, 2004
One of the all-time worst. An offense.
May 24, 2003
It neither works as a tribute to the great man, nor as an exposé of his outrageous life.
May 20, 2003
It's not only that [Chiklis] seems too young, but also that he simply hasn't any idea of what it's like to scrape the bottom of life's barrel.
January 23, 2003
Chiklis has atoned for his sins here with later roles. This Belushi biopic is monotonous and even racist (Belushi's inept guardian angel is Puerto Rican cab driver).
January 9, 2003
The word that comes to mind is 'ghastly'
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