Netflix’s Outside The Wire Review: A Messy But Cool Sci-Fi Thriller With Kick-Ass Anthony Mackie Action

Netflix’s Outside The Wire Review: A Messy But Cool Sci-Fi Thriller With Kick-Ass Anthony Mackie Action

Anthony Mackie And Damson Idris have a great dynamic that makes for the best part of Outside The Wire.

Outside The Wire is far more dramatic than it is comedic, but it does present a version of classic buddy dynamic with Leo and Harp, with the former being the hard-nosed veteran and the latter the recalcitrant newbie, and Anthony Mackie and Damson Idris establish an excellent rapport. As far as asking all the big android questions, Idris makes for a terrific audience surrogate, and just as he has done throughout his career, Mackie makes awesome swings from charismatic to commanding. As Harp begins to understand that there is an extra-jurisdictional way that Leo is able to operate, one is reminded of the back-and-forth between Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington in Training Day – though this film goes in much wilder directions.