'Outside the Wire' stars Anthony Mackie in a sci-fi movie that thinks inside the box

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Before suiting up as Marvel's Falcon again on Disney+, Anthony Mackie produces and stars in "Outside the Wire," a futuristic action vehicle that thinks inside the box and feels as generic as its title.
(CNN) Netflix has found an eager audience for such adrenaline-rush movies -- perhaps especially with theaters hobbled -- but this is a wire-thin addition to the "You might like" tier.

Set in 2036, the film uses shorthand to set up just about everything, as if racing past the plot to get to the automatic-weapons fire. (Although the project centers on a remarkably human-like android, the production design looks like it's from at best the day after tomorrow, but let's not sweat the details.)

Said android -- a…
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