Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Corner (TV Mini-Series 2000)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Chronicles West Baltimore family living in poverty on the front lines of America's drug war.

Stars: T.K. Carter, Khandi Alexander, Sean Nelson
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.

Stars: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto
Treme (2010–2013)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA.

Stars: Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens
The Wire (2002–2008)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  

Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn
Bosch (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

An LAPD homicide detective works to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court for the murder of a serial killer.

Stars: Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino
Oz (1997–2003)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen
Deadwood (2004–2006)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker
The Wire Odyssey (TV Movie 2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Gbenga Akinnagbe, Reg E. Cathey, Robert F. Chew
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Director: Souzan Alavi
Stars: Gbenga Akinnagbe, Benay Berger, Al Brown
Tapping the Wire (TV Movie 2007)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Charlie Brooker talks to the cast of The Wire, and to Baltimore natives, to find out what makes the show so special.

Director: Steven Hore
Stars: Charlie Brooker, Nick Hornby, Peter Serafinowicz
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Directors: Pat Bishop, Osmany Rodriguez, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Dick Beck, Dave Birr, Kathryn Burns
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself
Ed Burns ...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Detective Anderson
...
Herself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Recurring
...
Himself
...
Himself
Steve Luxenberg ...
Himself
...
Himself
...
Herself
Alan Sepinwall ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 December 2007 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features The Wire (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Interesting but yet again it appears to be edited together without recognising the audience
15 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

To help me gradually get used to the fact that The Wire is now finished I watched the couple of documentaries on the DVD set of the fifth and final season. The first film was The Last Word, which explores the main topic of the season – the media and their role in focusing on the problems and bringing reality to the attention of readers. For the majority it does this and does it very well although for some reason it does become a season 5 promo in the last five minutes – no idea why but it is not too painful. What we get for the rest are mostly very relevant talking heads discussing the issues that we have seen in the show and adding a lot of meat and opinion to that.

Some of the contributions are pointless (one or two of the actors have nothing to say and no time to say it in) but the real problem yet again is the fact that the makers seem to have forgotten that the audience for this film is an audience of Wire viewers. These viewers are fine with slow development, intelligent commentary, few musical beds and so on. So it is a bit of a problem that this film is delivered in a frantically edited style with lots of music, lots of clips, lots of sound-bites and no time for reflection. If it had no substance to it then this might be for the best but The Last Word is actually worth listening to because it is informed, thoughtful and interesting.

So another solid documentary/DVD extra from The Wire but again it is a shame that it seems to have been put together with MTV viewers in mind.


14 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Wire: The Last Word (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?