haywire
Haywire is an Action/Thriller starring Gina Carano, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, and Antonio Banderas

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

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Synopsis:
Mallory Kane (Gina Carano) is a highly trained operative for a government security contractor. Her missions take her to the world’s most dangerous areas. After Mallory successfully frees a hostage journalist, she’s betrayed and left for dead by someone in her own agency. Knowing her survival depends on learning the truth behind the double-cross, Mallory uses her black-ops training to set a trap. But when things go awry, Mallory knows she’ll die unless she can turn the tables on her adversary.

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. Full Review
Rafer Guzman (Newsday) Mixed martial-arts star Carano puts major muscle, if minor acting ability, into this enjoyable action flick. Full Review
David Denby (New Yorker) Carano is strong, fast, relentless. She’s not much of an actress yet, but Soderbergh hides her weaknesses well… Full Review
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. Full Review
Eric D. Snider (Film.com) 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. Full Review
Stephen Whitty (Newark Star-Ledger) If “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” was a fancy top-shelf cocktail, this is Polish vodka, neat. Full Review
Alonso Duralde (TheWrap) Like The Limey, also written by Haywire scribe Lem Dobbs, it’s the kind of film that hearkens back to lean-and-mean revenge movies like Get Carter and Point Blank. Full Review
Dana Stevens (Slate) 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… Full Review
Liam Lacey (Globe and Mail) Hand it to a wily indie veteran like Soderbergh to find a fresh twist to an old genre: The fighting isn’t faked, but the acting is. Full Review
Adam Graham (Detroit News) “Haywire” isn’t a by-the-numbers action vehicle, it’s a crafty thriller that works to undo beat-em-up clichĂ©s. In short, it’s a livewire. Full Review
Ann Hornaday (Washington Post) “Haywire” stays true to its low-rent B-movie principles, right down to the fast, strong and quietly competent heroine at its center. Full Review
Kyle Smith (New York Post) ‘Haywire” is a wannabe, or rather a wanna-B, and that B is for “Bourne.” Full Review
Claudia Puig (USA Today) 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. Full Review
Andrew O’Hehir (Salon.com) “Haywire” is a lean, clean production, shot and edited by Soderbergh himself and utterly free of the incoherent action sequences and overcooked special effects that plague similarly scaled Hollywood pictures. Full Review
Mick LaSalle (San Francisco Chronicle) You don’t love movies if the sight of Gina Carano beating up every guy in sight doesn’t make you laugh, get happy and feel as if you’re getting your money’s worth. Full Review
Ian Buckwalter (NPR) As with any great action movie, what we’re really here to see is the star showing off whatever skills got them on screen to begin with. And Haywire never disappoints. Full Review
Chris Vognar (Dallas Morning News) “I don’t wear the dress,” explains Mallory Kane as she ponders the details of her next job. If she did, she’d probably strangle someone with it. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey (Los Angeles Times) 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. Full Review
Wesley Morris (Boston Globe) 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. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern (Wall Street Journal) 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. Full Review
Steven Rea (Philadelphia Inquirer) From start to finish, serious fun. Full Review
Colin Covert (Minneapolis Star Tribune) While she can’t out-act Angelina Jolie, Carano definitely looks comfortable onscreen. And she’s a lot more credible kicking butt. Full Review
Richard Corliss (TIME Magazine) 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. Full Review
Joe Neumaier (New York Daily News) Carano is cool and in control, even after running, in real time, several blocks and pummeling a guy in an alley. But “Haywire,” clean and no-fuss as it is, needs more action scenes to match Carano’s game. Full Review
A.O. Scott (New York Times) It is self-consciously and aggressively trivial, a feast for formalists who sentimentalize the gloriously cheap B-movies of the past. Full Review
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) Haywire comes close to achieving Soderbergh’s goal of creating “a Pam Grier movie made by Alfred Hitchcock.” Full Review
Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) Carano may not be a born or a natural actress; she is, however, an undeniable and heartening rebuke to the skinny-Minnies Hollywood favors over real women with curves. Full Review
Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times) Carano is wonderfully athletic, which is just as well, because she spends most of the film being wonderful athletic. Full Review
Moira MacDonald (Seattle Times) Right up to the film’s comically abrupt ending, it’s all about Mallory’s strength, speed and uncanny ability to survive. A dismissive cop, early on, refers to her as “Wonder Woman”; turns out he’s not kidding. Full Review
Scott Tobias (AV Club) It’s [Dobbs] and Soderbergh’s idea of lizard-brain entertainment, and its pleasures are remarkably distilled. Full Review
Peter Howell (Toronto Star) Haywire is really just a vehicle for Carano to demonstrate her action chops, which she does with a vengeance, set to David Holmes’ buoyant and badass score. Full Review
Christy Lemire (Associated Press) “Haywire” feels like minor Soderbergh: zippy, hugely entertaining and well-crafted as always, but not one of his more important films in the broad scheme of things. Full Review
Richard Roeper (Richard Roeper.com) ‘Haywire’ is a pulse-pounding and fast-moving thriller. Full Review
Lisa Schwarzbaum (Entertainment Weekly) Carano projects an intriguing aura in her dramatic-acting debut – part smoky, dark-haired sexuality, part bruiser, with an uninflected alto voice that cuts through crap. Full Review
Bill Goodykoontz (Arizona Republic) Soderbergh plays with the action genre by planting a real fighter in the role of butt-kicking protagonist, and Carano rises to the challenge. Full Review
Rene Rodriguez (Miami Herald) Once you get over the novelty of watching mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano beat up her male co-stars, the film has practically nothing else to offer. Full Review
James Berardinelli (ReelViews) This is not “great” Soderbergh, regardless of whether one considers him as an auteur or a mass market entertainer. But it is “good” Soderbergh, and that’s more than enough. Full Review
Nick Pinkerton (Village Voice) As cartoonish live-action and photorealistic cartoons reign at the multiplex, all but obsoleting the laws of gravity, Haywire puts the impact back into screen violence, brings it back to earth. Full Review
Rex Reed (New York Observer) The whole point of this time-wasting farrago of idiocy is that women can cut, kick, slash, burn, maim and kill just like men — and make bad movies that are just as stupid. Full Review
Keith Uhlich (Time Out) There’s shockingly little thrill in watching Carano bounce off walls and pummel antagonists. Full Review
David Jenkins (Time Out) Only Steven Soderbergh could produce a slick, modern, cineliterate deconstruction of the Hollywood action caper that also manages to be a rollicking good ride. Full Review
James Rocchi (MSN Movies) Haywire doesn’t just start 2012 with a bang; it sets the bar very, very high for every action film that’s going to follow in its footsteps this year. Full Review
Justin Chang (Variety) Steven Soderbergh’s action-filmmaking chops get a swift, vigorous 92-minute workout in Haywire. Full Review
Todd McCarthy (Hollywood Reporter) 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. Full Review

3 Comments

elissalynch · December 22, 2015 at 8:04 pm

I like your review style, Melisa. Very authentic :). Would love to feature your reviews in our weekly curated email digest that goes out to thousands of people.

Melisa Wu · December 23, 2015 at 10:12 am

Hi Elissa, thanks for your positive feedback! Would love to connect over email to find out more info – melisa@tubitv.com

elissalynch · December 26, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Sure thing! Someone should have reached out to you with the details. Let me know 🙂

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