A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Some racial and ethnic diversity in the secondary characters.
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Violence & Scariness
Action movie violence. Characters shot and killed in the head at point-blank range. Shoot-outs between villains and crooked SWAT team members. Shoot-outs between good guys and crooked SWAT team members. Fighting with assault rifles, grenades, machine guns, guns, punches, kicks. Corrupt SWAT team member pistol-whips hostage in the head.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Villain's girlfriends lounge around in bikinis.
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Very strong language throughout. "F--k" often used. Also "motherf----r" and "c--t." Also "chickens--t," "s--t," "a--hole," "d--k," "piss," "bitch."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Villain drinks whiskey while in the middle of a shoot-out with his rivals. Bruce Willis' character gets drunk in a bar after the first act, which is why he doesn't return to the movie until the third act, and mentions how he's still drunk. Champagne drinking. Cigarette smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wire Room is a 2022 action movie in which a new hire in a Homeland Security wire room must keep an arms smuggler they've been monitoring alive at all costs. Expect action movie violence throughout, including shoot-outs between the good and bad guys, characters shot in the head at point-blank range, pistol-whippings, punches, and kicks. Strong language throughout includes "f--k," "motherf----r," and "c--t." One of the villains drinks whiskey while in a shoot-out, and there's cigarette smoking. One of the lead characters (Bruce Willis' character) leaves work in the first act, goes to a bar, and stays there for the second act. He comes back in the third act, informing the other lead character that he's still drunk. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
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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