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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 someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive.

Actors: Eddie J. Fernandez , Mathieu Kassovitz , Michael Angarano , Debby Lynn Ross , Michael Douglas , Antonio Banderas , Channing Tatum , Bill Paxton , Michael Fassbender , Ewan McGregor , Gina Carano
Directors: Steven Soderbergh
Country: IRELAND , USA
Release: 2012-01-20
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  • Scott Tobias

    In truth, Haywire is simply a delivery system for ass-kickings, calibrated to the specific talents of Gina Carano, a former mixed-martial-arts star and American Gladiator whose fists (and feet) of fury can rattle skulls and cave in chests.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    Haywire comes close to achieving Soderbergh's goal of creating "a Pam Grier movie made by Alfred Hitchcock."

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Stephanie Zacharek

    That she makes it all look so effortless is part of the fun – as long as you're not unlucky enough to be the guy with his nut in the nutcracker.

    Movieline Full Review
  • Shawn Levy

    It isn't perversely genre-busting like "Drive." Instead, it feels like somebody turned down the volume on a hard rock album so as to hear the details better -- for which relief, much thanks.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Eric Kohn

    Pummeling forward from its first diner-set fight scene to a sweeping final showdown on the beach, Haywire is a literal blast.

    indieWIRE Full Review
  • Ian Buckwalter

    This is a film built around its star, just as surely as any of its cheesier '80s forebears.

    NPR Full Review
  • Andrew O'Hehir

    Supremely economical, pulse-pounding and undeniably bewildering thriller, which plays like a blend of mid-'90s Hong Kong action flick and mid-'70s European crime drama. Arguably this movie amounts to less than the sum of its parts - but hot damn, those are some parts. Full Review
  • Joe Morgenstern

    There's no deeper meaning to Steven Soderbergh's thriller than what meets the eye, yet its lustrous surfaces offer great and guilt-free pleasure.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • Nick Pinkerton

    Where faux-empowering "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" confines sexual power play to the old rape-revenge matrix, Haywire is a real war-of-the-sexes tournament, briskly paced with a tickling sense of black humor.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Simon Crook

    A fresh, muscular payback movie shot through with Soderbergh's mischievous indie-spirit. Whether Gina Carano is the new Angelina or the new Cynthia Rothrock, only time will tell...

    Empire Full Review
  • Justin Chang

    Paring down narrative and character concerns in favor of a breathtaking application of pure thriller technique, Soderbergh's latest picture is a lean, efficient exercise tossed off with his customary sangfroid and wickedly dry sense of humor.

    Variety Full Review
  • Peter Rainer

    Taut almost to the point of abstraction.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    One of the reasons Haywire is such a pleasure to watch is that its director, Steven Soderbergh, doesn't overplay the film's hear-me-roar subversions.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

    Beautiful in a girl-from-the-neighborhood sort of way, Carano inhabits Soderbergh's elaborate frame with wit, physicality and just a hint of ironic distance, the suggestion of someone who's not overawed by the opportunity or taking herself too seriously.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    A vigorous spy thriller that consistently beckons the viewer to catch up with its narrative twists and turns. Bordering on convoluted, it works best when in combat mode.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Wesley Morris

    The pleasure of this small, eccentric movie is the natural way Carano hurts people - by, say, walking partway up a wall and climbing onto a man's back, by sprinting toward the camera and flying into the human target standing in the foreground.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Steven Rea

    Disarmingly laid back for this kind of fare, with a jazzy musical score (courtesy of David Holmes) and a sleek, straight-ahead style, Haywire may not make much sense plotwise, but it's a rollicking 90 minutes.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    In terms of its title, Haywire doesn't quite go there; it's more "Haywire-ish." But it's eccentric, and the on-screen violence is sharp and exciting - brutal without being either subhumanly sadistic or superhumanly ridiculous.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    A film like Haywire has no lasting significance, but it's a pleasure to see an A-list director taking the care to make a first-rate genre thriller.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    This is one of the director's mainstream efforts, although his penchant for the offbeat and oddly artistic has not been completely reined in. But there's plenty of unsparing, bone-crunching violence to dismiss the idea that Soderbergh is making an art film in disguise.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • David Edelstein

    Soderbergh tends to get one big idea - a thesis idea - per film and stick with it even when a touch more flexibility would help. Here it's that non-kinetic camera, which he's so wedded to that parts of the film seem underenergized, like a cheap seventies or early eighties picture you'd catch at two in the morning on Cinemax's tenth most popular channel.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Betsy Sharkey

    Haywire doesn't measure up to the best of the director's work - like, say, his Oscar-winning drug drama, "Traffic." But watching Carano kick, spin, flip, choke, crack and crush the fiercest of foes - mostly men about twice her size - is thoroughly entertaining, highly amusing and frankly somewhat awe-inspiring.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • J.R. Jones

    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. The story surrounding it is comparably smooth, skilled, and mechanical, though a lot less memorable.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Bill Goodykoontz

    In truth, the story isn't much. Just betrayal and revenge, basically. But a couple of things make Haywire a lot of fun to watch. One is the cast.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • Vadim Rizov

    Streamlined, beautifully shot and casually thrilling, Haywire's superior action fun should hopefully draw audiences eager for R-rated, no-frills fare.

    Boxoffice Magazine Full Review
  • Todd McCarthy

    The script makes no attempt to assert its plausibility or realism; it is, instead, refreshingly frank about what it is, a simple, workable framework for the melees and mayhem.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Haywire cavorts around the world - Barcelona, Dublin, upstate New York, New Mexico - with Bourne-again energy and timeline shuffles, making only cursory attempts at plot coherence

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Liam Lacey

    Serving as his own director of photography under the pseudonym Peter Andrews, Soderbergh picks his angles artfully and allows Carano to demonstrate her arsenal of acrobatic fighting tricks in extended, no-cheating single takes.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Joe Neumaier

    Haywire, clean and no-fuss as it is, needs more action scenes to match Carano's game.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Steve Persall

    Soderbergh doesn't always match his pacing to Mallory's fury.

    Tampa Bay Times Full Review
  • David Denby

    The movie is a divertissement; it's lightweight and almost meaningless except for the fights, which are extraordinarily violent. [30 Jan. 2012, p.79]

    The New Yorker Full Review
  • Kyle Smith

    Haywire is a wannabe, or rather a wanna-B, and that B is for "Bourne." As each imitator comes and (rapidly) goes, my appreciation for the best superspy franchise deepens. Even top directors - in this case Steven Soderbergh - can't figure out the trick.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Dana Stevens

    Though Carano isn't without a certain glowering charisma, her flat line readings and apparent discomfort with dialogue-heavy exchanges make her seem like a refugee from a different, schlockier movie, the kind of low-budget, straight-to-video MMA rock-'em-sock-'em that might pop up on late-night basic cable and charm you with its rough-hewn amateurism and animal high spirits. As Haywire's long-seeming 92 minutes limped by, I found myself wishing I was watching that movie instead.

    Slate Full Review
  • A.O. Scott

    Once the talking stops and the action begins, her professionalism is very much in evidence and exciting to watch. And yet, somehow, it cannot quite relieve the tedium of a movie that is too cool even to pretend that there is anything worth fighting about.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Richard Corliss

    Carano is her own best stuntwoman, but in the dialogue scenes she's all kick and no charisma. The MMA battler lacks the conviction she so forcefully displayed in the ring. She is not Haywire's heroine but its hostage.

    Time Full Review
  • Marc Savlov

    For all its kiss kiss, bang bang, Haywire ends up feeling as hollow as the points on Mallory Kane's 9mm ammo.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Rene Rodriguez

    Steven Soderbergh has been telling interviewers that he's planning to take a sabbatical from filmmaking because he has lost his inspiration. His lack of interest is palpable in Haywire, a rote exercise in action filmmaking that is sleek and polished and instantly evaporates from memory.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • R. Kurt Osenlund

    If anything, Haywire is most closely linked to last year's "Contagion," a kindred effort in style, theme, and value-marring detachment.

    Slant Magazine Full Review
  • Keith Uhlich

    There's shockingly little thrill in watching Carano bounce off walls and pummel antagonists.

    Time Out New York Full Review
  • Rex Reed

    Haywire makes no sense whatsoever, which should come as no surprise. It's the latest brainless exercise in self-indulgence from Steven Soderbergh, whose films rarely make any sense anyway.

    New York Observer Full Review
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