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Haywire

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Steven Soderbergh

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About the Movie

This dynamic action-thriller directed by Oscar(R) winner Steven Soderbergh (Contagion) boasts a talented cast that includes Channing Tatum (GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra), Ewan McGregor (The Ghost Writer), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class), Antonio Banderas (The Legend of Zoro), Bill Paxton ("Big Love"), Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Michael Angarano (Almost Famous); and introduces mixed martial arts (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 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. Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious--and dangerous--trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realizes she'll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she finds a way to turn the tables on her ruthless adversary.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

80%
  • Reviews Counted: 186
  • Fresh: 149
  • Rotten: 37
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 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. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jan 19, 2012

Fresh: "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. – Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Jan 19, 2012

Fresh: Carano is strong, fast, relentless. She's not much of an actress yet, but Soderbergh hides her weaknesses well... – David Denby, New Yorker, Jan 30, 2012

Rotten: 'Haywire" is a wannabe, or rather a wanna-B, and that B is for "Bourne." – Kyle Smith, New York Post, Jan 20, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Not what your expecting

This isn't a typical action movie. Everyone says, "Oh it's just The Bourne Identity with a woman lead". But it's not. It's realistic, or it tries to be, and it's slow paced compared to most other action film. The movie doesn't contain a lot of dialogue, and lots of fighting and chase scenes. But really it's a must-see movie that shouldn't be passed up for a random action flick. It's worth renting on iTunes.

INFINITY THUMBS UP

IM CERTAINLY GLAD ITUNE RATINGS ARE MUCH MORE FAVORABLE THAN OTHER WEBSITES. I DONT THINK THIS WAS A PERSONAL TASTE KIND OF MOVIE EITHER WHERE IT ONLY APPEALS TO CERTAIN VIEWERS, SO I COULDNT UNDERSTAND WHY IT GOT BAD RATINGS WHERE I WAS LOOKING. I CERTAINLY LOVED HAYWIRE THOUGH AND AT THE TIME I WASNT SEEING TOO MANY GOOD MOVIES, BUT SUPRISED ME. I EXPECTED IT TO BE A GOOD ONE, BUT BOY I DIDNT EXPECT IT TO CHANGE INSPIRE ME AND ENLIGHTEN MY VIEW OF ACTION MOVIES NOWADAYS. I LOVE ACTION MOVIES, BUT LATELY THEY'VE BEEN SO PREDICTABLE THAT I JUST DONT FEEL EXCITED ANYMORE WHEN THE DOES HAPPEN. MAYBE IVE SEEN TO MANY MOVIES, HA MAYBE. ANYWAY, HAYWIRE'S CHARACTERS WERE BELIEVABLE AND PORTRAYED WELL BY THE ACTORS AND ACTRESSES. I BELIEVED WHO THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE AND I LOVE THAT. THE STORY PLAYED AT VERY WELL. USUALLY I DONT REALLY LIKE A FLASH BACK BECAUSE IT WIND UP BEING THE ENTIRE MOVIE. HAYWIRE WAS PHENOMENAL WITH ITS INTERESTING, WORTHWHILE FLASH BACK OF WHERE THE WHOLE ISSUE STARTED AND ALSO CARRYING ON WITH THE STORY AFTERWARDS. THE FIGHTING I LOVED BECAUSE THEY SEEMED TO GET TIRED AT TIMES LIKE A MORE BELIEVABLE FIGHT. OFCOURSE WE ALL LOVE A SUPERIOR HUMAN FIGHTING AND RUNNING FOR TWENTY MINUTES OR MORE WITHOUT SHOWING EXAHSTION, ITS AN IDEALISTIC FANTASY. HOWEVER THIS WAS SUPPOSE TO BE A REALISTIC MOVIE AS IT PLAYED OUT FROM THE BEGINING AND THANKGOD IVE SEEN IT FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THAT CONCEPT. THE CHARARCTERS FAUGHT WITH HEAVY BREATHING AND DECELERATED MOMENTUM AND IT FELT REAL AS YOUR WATCHING. FANTASTIC! GREAT FIGHTING CHOREOGRAPHY BY THE WAY. LASTLY, BUT CERTAINLY NOT THE LAST THING TO BE NOTICABLE AND LOVED IN THE MOVIE, THE MUSIC WAS MARVELOUS. MY GOD, I FOUND MY BODY MOVING TO RHYTHEM OF THE MUSIC THE ENTIRE TIME, EACH AND EVERY TIME IT PLAYED. I LOVED HOW IT PLAYED THE ENTIRE MOVIE AND ONLY STOPPED WHEN HARD FIST FIGHTING WAS GOING ON. THE MUSIC CAN DEFINITELY AFFECT HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT A MOVIE AS WELL AS ANYTHING ELSE AND THE SCORE FOR HAYWIRE ADDED AND EXTRA PLUS, GRADE, CREDIT, THUMBS UP OR ANYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF TO THE EXPERIENCE. THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS GREAT MOVIE AND I HOPE TO SEE MORE LIKE IT.

Bold

Saw the ad on TV and was like, who is that woman? Major cast, major director and at the helm someone I've never even seen before. I was excited. This isn't the way America does movies. But we should. Someone saw this woman and loved her to the point that she lands at the center of a wide-release film. But America sure taught them a lesson. People didn't go. I did and I was glad I did. I'm guessing this will be a huge rental as a lot of people passed it over in theaters knowing full-well this would be a good evening's romp. OK, maybe it's not really a five-star flick, but it's solid and fun.

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Haywire
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2012

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