The Netflix film “Outside the Wire” has received a lot of attention after it was featured at the Sundance Film Festival last year. The film won several awards at the festival including the grand prize. The movie also just released in wide release and you can now buy the Outside the Wire DVD set right on Amazon. The film is directed by David Simon and it tells the story of former teen inmates escaping from a prison in Maryland. The film portrays the harsh realities of life inside of a large penitentiary.
The movie chronicles the story of convicted teenager Nat Turner who is found guilty of burglary and is set to be executed. He appeals his sentence but the sentence is suspended, so he plans to leave prison early. Shortly before his planned escape, he calls his friendumbing friend Paul Varjak, telling him of his plan. The two men sneak out of the prison and set up camp near the prison wall.
While they are there, they are approached by a group of inmates who have been invited by the Department of Correction to visit their new facility. While they are there, they also meet a prison inmate who is threatening them. The inmates include Christopher Wallace, who is played by Ebon Taj Waitress. Wallace plays the role of Paul Voortman, who tries to prevent the abuse done to him by other prisoners. He also tries to help other inmates by providing information that leads to the case of the burglary.
The movie takes place inside of the walls of the prison, which is one of the most riveting scenes you will ever see. It takes you inside a place that you cannot even begin to fathom. It is extremely intense as well, which is another reason why I think Outside the Wire is such a great film. No matter what side of the prison that the inmates are on, it is interesting to follow their antics.
The prison visits also provide some great footage of the guards protecting the prison from inmates. The interactions that take place between the guards and the inmates is quite interesting, especially when they are about to leave the area. They provide a humorous look into how we interact with other people in such situations.
The cast also includes Michael Chiklis, who plays Mikey, one of the guards in the prison. Also appearing is Edris St Vincent, who plays Alex Cross. The two characters play opposing characters in this film, which also has an interesting story line. The storyline involves Cross trying to help his friend rescue some girls that he had previously abused. Outside the Wire DVD set also includes a short scene of the owner of a sex shop being brutalized by the inmates.
The violence depicted in Outside the Wire is graphic, but it is realistic. Most of it occurs on the back end when the film is showing the guards Manning the prison gates. However, there is also a lot of fighting that takes place on the front end. There are guards beaten severely and bodies are severed from the waist down during the course of the film. The film contains graphic descriptions of some of these events.
Outside the Wire DVD set comes with a collection of commentaries from the cast and crew, as well as a behind-the-scenes gallery that show scenes from the making of the film. It also includes a comprehensive list of the bonus features. Outside the Wire is a very entertaining film from an all-time veteran of the entertainment industry.