‘Outside the Wire’ Review: Anthony Mackie Plays an Android With a Conscience in This Netflix Knockoff
“Outside the Wire” opens with a full-on action scene.
Robot soldiers fight alongside human ones — or maybe against them.
It’s hard to tell.
Tough guys in helmets crouch behind concrete barriers.
Two men are hit, and their commanding officer makes plans to pull them to safety, while half a world away, in the middle of the Nevada desert, a hot shot named Harp (“Snowfall” star Damson Idris) eats gummy bears and takes control of the situation.
Disobeying a direct order, he launches a drone strike, killing two and saving the other 38.
In the next scene, he is court-martialed and sent to the demilitarized zone for a taste of combat.So begins the latest Netflix action movie, which I wager will be seen by more eyeballs than took in “Tenet” on the big screen last year.
They will watch because it stars Anthony Mackie as a android super-trooper,
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