Rotten Tomatoes Score: 4%

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"Given the impossibility of his assignment, Michael Chiklis doesn't do half badly as Belushi -- he`s clearly a better actor, though not necessarily a better comic, than the original -- but otherwise Wired can claim only camp value."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"You leave this movie unenlightened about who John Belushi really was, or why he abused himself so badly."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"A good portion of the film's stroll down memory lane attempts to recreate some of the Belushi-Dan Aykroyd SNL routines, and they look pale by comparison with the real things."
‑ Dennis King, Tulsa World
"This crude low-budget exploiter is one of the most grotesque character assassinations ever put on film."
‑ John Marriott, Radio Times
"The film is commendable for neither preaching and nor excusing, for its depiction of the pressures of show business, which have an ugly-accurate, insider's feel, and for its excellent performances."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The result is a film that hedges its bets but still manages to portray the destructive power of drugs."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"The crippling flaw in the film lies in its mix of surface daring and inner funk. Inside, it keeps flinching."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times
"Every time the film makes some sense, the sweaty and sleepless face of Belushi invades in close-up and we know it`s only a matter of time before director Peerce will make us privy to the comic`s needless death."
‑ Roger Hurlburt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Although newcomer Michael Chiklis turns in a sterling performance, Wired never allows him to explain why Belushi was such an infuriatingly drug-sodden slob, and sadly for a movie about a funny man its woefully short on humour."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"A profoundly trivial and tasteless affair."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"What you're left with is a vague portrait of the artist as the victim of too much, too soon."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Relentlessly offputting."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The reenacted Saturday Night Live routines that made Belushi a star seem grim."
‑ Ralph Novak, People Magazine
"The picture certainly succeeds at reproducing Belushi's manic energy and wired-up sensibility. But it fails to give any meaningful insights into a couple of issues that must be dealt with if his biography is to have any enduring value."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"One of the all-time worst. An offense."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
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