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This dynamic action-thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh boasts a talented cast that includes Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton, Michael Douglas, Michael Angarano; and introduces MMA superstar Gina Carano as Mallory Kane, in a demanding lead role that has her performing her own high-adrenaline stunts. Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Steven Soderbergh continues his occasional practice of using actors as found objects in his perfectly enjoyable formula action-thriller Haywire."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"There's a good deal of pleasure to be had in the clockwork precision of her hand-to-hand combat, which Soderbergh often shoots in profile to showcase her wall-climbing backflips."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"It may seem like this is merely an exercise in style and to be honest, it is. Soderbergh's clearly fascinated by the physicality of Carano as a fighter and Haywire's sole reason for existence is to highlight those skills."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"A maze that keeps leading to surprising places."
‑ Charles Ealy, Austin American-Statesman
""Don't think of her as a woman. That would be a mistake," says an s.o.b. late in this sexy, jazzy exercise, and he couldn't be more wrong. The action film as a love letter to a lethal goddess."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"Mixed martial-arts star Carano puts major muscle, if minor acting ability, into this enjoyable action flick."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"Carano is nothing special as an actress - but darned if it matters when she's supported by a killer screenplay, a sharp cast, and Steven Soderbergh's unmistakably sly, mordant direction."
‑ Eric D. Snider, Film.com
"Soderbergh rocks this genre and Carano gives any male action star a run for his money."
‑ Justin Craig, FoxNews.com
"A lean and vastly entertaining picture."
‑ Perry Seibert, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Haywires shortcomings don't detract from the minute to minute onscreen ride - featuring Carano's fresh (and uncompromising) action work."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"Carano is strong, fast, relentless. She's not much of an actress yet, but Soderbergh hides her weaknesses well..."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"If "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" was a fancy top-shelf cocktail, this is Polish vodka, neat."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"I bet Soderbergh secretly considers this one of his favorite films."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Haywire rips along at a fair old pace, crunches all the right bones and is capable of drawing sharp intakes of breath during the fantastic fight scenes, so in that regard, Steven Soderbergh can call it a success."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"The film does have style, but unfortunately the focus on that element seems to have come at too much of a cost."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
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