Wired Reviews

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
The crippling flaw in the film lies in its mix of surface daring and inner funk. Inside, it keeps flinching.
March 26, 2009
Relentlessly offputting.
January 26, 2006
Perhaps the worst thing about Wired is that it is totally unfunny.
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.
May 12, 2001
It's excruciating to watch Chiklis drain the wit from such classic Belushi routines as the Samurai, the Bees and the Blues Brothers.
January 1, 2000
Despite a histrionic outpouring of growls, snorts, yells and re-creations of familiar Belushi shticks, from Jake Elmore to Joe Cocker, Chiklis seems to miss every opportunity to redeem himself.
January 1, 2000
Wired is in some ways a sincere attempt to deal with the material, but it is such an ungainly and hapless movie, so stupidly written, so awkwardly directed and acted, that it never gets off the ground.
January 1, 2000
This is "the movie that Hollywood didn't want you to see"; now you know why.
January 1, 2000
Wired is a biography without an ounce of soul or a shred of dignity. Billed as a fantasy-comedy-drama, it manages to be none of these. The drama is laughable, the comedy lame, the fantasy without wings.