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Haywire Reviews

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Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
Haywire is a Bourne Identity-inspired spy vs. spy action flick that isn't quite the kick in the head it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 17, 2012
The film does have style, but unfortunately the focus on that element seems to have come at too much of a cost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Thomas Page McBee
Boston Phoenix
January 24, 2012
Despite some thrilling combat choreography executed with flair by MMA champ Gina Carano, Steven Soderbergh clearly phoned it in here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects
November 9, 2011
Though Haywire is very much the sort of slick, sassy Soderbergh we've come to expect from the prolific director, it's bogged down with a poor sense of story development and some less-than-clever plotting conceits.
Ann Lewinson
Kansas City Star
January 19, 2012
Wrong-headed in every way, it fails both as a spy thriller and as a throwback to '70s exploitation flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
January 14, 2012
If anything, Haywire is most closely linked to last year's Contagion, a kindred effort in style, theme, and value-marring detachment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
January 20, 2012
Formulaic thriller. At least the fight sequences are cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
January 19, 2012
If Soderbergh wanted to showcase the possibilities inherent in Ms. Carano's buff bod persona, he's done a fine job
| Original Score: 3/5
Diva Velez
TheDivaReview.com
January 21, 2012
Hobbled by bad pacing and an anemic script, Haywire should've been a fun popcorn actioner showing off Gina Carano's wonderfully brutal talents, which deserve a far more energetic and inspired vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Kyle Smith
New York Post
January 20, 2012
'Haywire" is a wannabe, or rather a wanna-B, and that B is for "Bourne."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
January 19, 2012
You need a diploma in Gobbledegook to know what is going on, never mind to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
January 18, 2012
Steven Soderbergh is becoming increasingly strong on convolution and weak on connection.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Stanley A. Miller II
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 19, 2012
Aspires to be a spy-action thriller but instead limps along as a ponderous, convoluted art-house film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 16, 2012
There's a lot of fight in Haywire, but very little punch... [A] movie called Haywire should have more energy, more exuberance than this. There no sense of play to be found...
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
January 24, 2012
Fierce and ferocious, filled with relentless, kinetic, if senseless, violent mayhem.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 19, 2012
It is self-consciously and aggressively trivial, a feast for formalists who sentimentalize the gloriously cheap B-movies of the past.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
January 19, 2012
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.
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
January 24, 2012
I'd like to recommend it on the basis of Carano's skillz alone, but the remaining 80 minutes are just too dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Keith Uhlich
Time Out
January 17, 2012
There's shockingly little thrill in watching Carano bounce off walls and pummel antagonists.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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