Haywire

Haywire

A film by Steven Soderbergh

Movie review

From the ever-prolific and versatile Steven Soderbergh comes this exceptionally effective action flick, starring MMA champion Gina Carano as an ex-Marine turned black ops agent who’s been double-crossed by her former partners. The smart, fast-paced, chronologically jumbled script by Lem Dobbs (The Limey) takes us from the U.S. to Spain, Ireland and Mexico as we’re introduced to a gallery of shady characters played by a stellar supporting cast (Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Channing Tatum, etc.), which the super badass Carano spends the film punching, kicking and shooting her way through in a series of jaw-dropping fight scenes. A slick, sly spy thriller that’s more Bourne than Mission: Impossible, elevated by stylish cinematography and a jazzy score, Haywire is thoroughly enjoyable.

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