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

Outside The Wire is far more dramatic than weird, but it presents a take on the classic buddy dynamic with Leo and Harp, with the former being the die-hard veteran and the latter being the unruly newbie, and Anthony Mackie and Damson Idris establishing an excellent relationship. For asking all of the big Android questions, Idris is a great replacement for the audience, and just like he’s done throughout his career, Mackie makes great swings from charismatic to commanding. As Harp begins to understand that there is an extrajudicial way Leo can operate, one is reminded of the back and forth between Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington on Training Day – though this film goes in much wilder directions.