Haywire Reviews

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Michael Dequina
May 6, 2012
While it remains to be seen where Carano goes from here in her film career, she certainly makes a memorable and quality first impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
April 26, 2012
If you were to look at it as an assembly of tough (non-action) leading actors being lined up to have the crap beaten out of them by Carano - then it's a total success.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
Gina Carano has a face that can hold a Hollywood close-up and a fist that can hold your nose until it comes clean off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 22, 2012
If you want to see a female action star in the making convincingly kicking the crap out of a succession of photogenic boys, this is the ticket to buy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Foster
March 20, 2012
Soderbergh has delivered a hugely entertaining revenge thriller that has no right to be so dazzlingly-realised.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
February 10, 2012
It's a fantastic minimalist action film where you actually get to see what is happening.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Tony Macklin
February 5, 2012
Haywire is as entertaining as a skillful cartoon. Gia Carano is Road Runner, and her adversaries are a bunch of Wile E. Coyotes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
February 3, 2012
Carano an action star to reckoned with in Haywire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 3, 2012
As with 'Contagion,' Soderbergh's arthouse cool does more to dampen the appeal of the genre material than to validate, elevate, critique or refresh it. Somebody show the auteur a Cynthia Rothrock movie, stat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
February 2, 2012
Haywire feels like a lot of people aimlessly running around for 90 minutes, kicking each other to the whimsical jazz score.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
January 31, 2012
The story's been done to death but not since the days of Harry Palmer has it been told with this much style.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
January 30, 2012
HAYWIRE is a pared-down, almost simplistic action movie, mostly designed to showcase the beauty and power of Soderbergh's new star, female mixed martial arts fighter Carano.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
January 28, 2012
...an action film with a female protagonist played by an actress with the cred that she could actually accomplish what she's shown doing, and it's a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 28, 2012
This spy action film features some great fight scenes and stunts. It is edited right down to the bone and the production is about as slick as anything in recent years. Emotionally, however, it is on the cold side.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
January 27, 2012
The limitations of the film aren't Carano's fault: Admittedly, her emoting borders on the wooden side, but she does have charisma and a natural screen presence, neither of which should ever be underestimated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
January 27, 2012
She's not much in the acting department, but Gina Carano can punch, kick and pounce, all of which is more important than acting in Steven Soderbergh's action flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joshua Starnes
January 27, 2012
Do you ever get the feeling a director is just messing with you? Just because they can? It's not unusual to get that feeling during a Steven Soderbergh film, especially when he moves away from the intellectual driven art fare he favors.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 26, 2012
a slight genre exercise built on a spare, straight-to-video backbone and fleshed out with Soderbergh's experimental attitude
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 26, 2012
You might think you've seen this movie before-but you haven't seen it like this.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rob Gonsalves
January 26, 2012
Soderbergh takes the opportunity to write a trim visual essay on attack and retreat.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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