Parents' Guide to

Wire Room

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Violence and strong language in low-budget action movie.

Movie R 2022 95 minutes
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This wasn't the best way to end Bruce Willis' long and storied career. The fact that Wire Room is slated to be one of Bruce Willis' last movies due to his being diagnosed with aphasia before he retires will go down as the only real noteworthy aspect of what's otherwise a dull and clichéd low-budget action movie. While the lack of a budget certainly doesn't help, even with a Michael Bay budget of kajillions to work with, this still wouldn't be very good, because the story isn't very good.

A lot of it just doesn't make much sense. Kevin Dillon plays "the new guy" in a wire room in the Department of Homeland Security that's surveilling an arms dealer who works with Mexican cartels. After some terse exchanges between Dillon's character and his boss (played by Willis), Willis' character and the other analyst leave Dillon to work the graveyard shift alone. New hires in grocery stores get more training bagging groceries than this poor guy, because while Willis' character is off getting hammered in a bar (keeping him out of the entirety of Act 2), things pop off between the bad guy and a bunch of corrupt SWAT team cops who are determined to kill him and everyone else ensconced in what looks to be less a gaudy Tony Montana-style villain mansion and more a suburban McMansion for midlevel executives and their families. It's a little too easy to pick on this movie, and not really worth the time for anyone to bother watching it.

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