Haywire (2012)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 20, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 1, 2012
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: MMA star and first-time actress Gina Carano displays ample action-movie chops in Haywire, a fast-paced thriller with a top-notch cast and outstanding direction from Steven Soderbergh.

David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Steven Soderbergh continues his occasional practice of using actors as found objects in his perfectly enjoyable formula action-thriller Haywire.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Sarah Marrs

It's worth seeing, and hands-down it's one of your better options at the cineplex right now, but there's no urgency.

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Rafer Guzman

Mixed martial-arts star Carano puts major muscle, if minor acting ability, into this enjoyable action flick.

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Eric D. Snider

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.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

Haywire is always interesting, it just isn't compelling and it needs to be.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Carano is strong, fast, relentless. She's not much of an actress yet, but Soderbergh hides her weaknesses well...

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

If "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" was a fancy top-shelf cocktail, this is Polish vodka, neat.

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Richard Haridy

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
If you've ever wondered what Mission Impossible or Kill Bill would have been like if made by Soderbergh, now you have the answer. The fight scenes are… More
Film Crazy
What a pile of rubbish, it had a very odd pace, with long terrible music to go with the fight scenes that look scripted rather than a realistic look! It was… More
xGary Xx
When a freelance black ops agent is betrayed by her employer she must evade capture by both the police and her erstwhile colleagues whilst tracking down the… More
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'Haywire'. A stripped down revenge tale with enough of a convoluted plot to carry the action forward. A fine vehicle for Gina Carano's talents.
Julie B
Everyone is in this movie. Seriously. It's a fun ride, with enough twists and turns to keep me guessing.
Alex roy
Steven Soderbergh has always made some stand out films. His career is a mixed bag in terms of creativeness and he can tackle any genre with a terrific flair to… More