88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Haywire comes close to achieving Soderbergh's goal of creating "a Pam Grier movie made by Alfred Hitchcock."
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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.
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80

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
This is a film built around its star, just as surely as any of its cheesier '80s forebears.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Disarmingly laid back for this kind of fare, with a jazzy musical score (courtesy of David Holmes) and a sleek, straight-ahead style, Haywire may not make much sense plotwise, but it's a rollicking 90 minutes.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Beautiful in a girl-from-the-neighborhood sort of way, Carano inhabits Soderbergh's elaborate frame with wit, physicality and just a hint of ironic distance, the suggestion of someone who's not overawed by the opportunity or taking herself too seriously.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
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.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
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.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Haywire cavorts around the world - Barcelona, Dublin, upstate New York, New Mexico - with Bourne-again energy and timeline shuffles, making only cursory attempts at plot coherence
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Haywire, clean and no-fuss as it is, needs more action scenes to match Carano's game.
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67 out of 100
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