Based on Anthony Mackie‘s recent filmography, two things that the actor really loves are sci-fi and Netflix, so the chance to combine the two isn’t something he’s ever going to pass up. Of course, he has plenty of history diving into the genre on the world’s most popular streaming service having guest starred in an episode of Black Mirror, headlined the forgotten Io and played the lead role in the second and final season of Altered Carbon.
He’s also appeared in the platform’s action comedy Point Blank and will be seen in the upcoming drama The Woman in the Window, while the 42 year-old’s latest collaboration with Netflix debuted yesterday. In what was just one of two sci-fi Mackie projects to be released alongside the existential Synchronic arriving on VOD, Outside the Wire sees the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Falcon play a classified military android who teams up with a disgraced drone pilot to try and recover nuclear weapons from a terrorist cell.
The movie itself is perfectly acceptable and diverting enough weekend entertainment, packed with an almost nonstop barrage of action sequences, even if you can spot the major plot developments coming from a mile off. Netflix subscribers certainly seem to be getting a kick out of Outside the Wire, too, as you can see from the reactions below.
That outside the wire on Netflix so fye I’m watching it again tomorrow ?
— ??♀️Ѕιи¢єяєℓуЅαммι??♀️ (@SimplySammi24) January 16, 2021
Watch outside the wire on Netflix ???
— El Ken (@GrandeConde) January 16, 2021
Outside The Wire on Netflix good af ?
— BLACK LIVES MATTER ✊?✊?✊? (@re_travion) January 16, 2021
outside the wire on netflix ?
— 33 (@scottymcgrady) January 16, 2021
Bruh outside the wire on Netflix is soooo good wtf.
— Kelsey S. Chery (@kelschery) January 16, 2021
Outside the wire
— Cammy (@Princesscammy1) January 16, 2021
i recommend watching outside the wire in Netflix cause ITS INCREDIBLE ,, its full of wars tho
— ًfaye ? i love gab ia (@kooburberry) January 16, 2021
Outside the Wire (2020) on Netflix 8/10, vague character motives
— Adam Cbñs (@CabanasAdam) January 16, 2021
Outside The Wire on Netflix good asffff
— Jas?? (@JAS4MEE) January 16, 2021
— Manuel Santana (@manuel420916) January 16, 2021
Outside the Wire on the netflix is a must see movie ??????????
— willie jones (@javenjamal) January 16, 2021
Outside the Wire‘s biggest strength is that it’s a fantastic showcase for Anthony Mackie: Action Star, with the leading man also producing and getting the chance to run, gun, punch, shoot and stab his way through a series of well-executed set pieces. Everything else is pretty by the numbers, but as one of the year’s first major action films, it’ll no doubt play well on Netflix for a couple of weeks.