Haywire Synopsis
A specialist (Gina Carano) in covert operations fights back after someone betrays her.
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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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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...
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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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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Trailers mis-communicate what your are getting into

By Matt_B_77
This is a very good movie BUT your perception of it before you see it will affect whether you like it or not. The trailers do not do any justice at really promoting this movie for the great movie it...

Not Perfect, but Good

By GigoloJane
I didn't go into Haywire expecting much. I went into it as a Gina Carano fan who wanted to see her doing what she does best...fighting. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw so much more. The...

Straightforward Noir Action

By drewbach
Though the trailer sets up a conspiracy espionage flick, the plot is really more escape and revenge--it's straightforward to the point of being simplistic. The cast is peppered by talented actors...

Haywire has it all but comes up just average

By Mopar_McNeer
I have a big review found at aseclub.com. Here is the long and short of it IMO: Great Cast, Great Director, Great Action Sequences, but slow pacing, a plotline that was far too basic & lacking...

Awesome action flick!

By the rater
If you are expecting cerebral dialogue and academy award winning performances then just don't go see this. If you are an action movie fan do not miss this flick! The fight scenes were absolutely...

Haywire Review

By amoviefan78
I was super excited to see this one as I love action movies, female leads & Channing Tatum. Unfortunately this one wasn't all it was cracked up to be. The fight scenes were intense and well...

Solid Action Flick

By Geeman60
OK....Gina Carano isn't going to win an Oscar any time soon. Having said that, Haywire is a very solid action flick full of outstanding action scenes in which Ms. Carano gives a better than expected...


By alangilbert
A rather satisfactory action film and a memorable debut for the female lead Gina Carano who is apparently making the transition from being a competitive mixed martial artist. Reminiscent of the Bourne...


By tomswartz
If you wanted an action film; you got it. Two things I was impressed with; 1st of course was Gina, and I'll get back to her. Secondly, her supporting cast. Someone really wants to back Gina in a big...


It was the worst movie I have seen in 20 years. The plot was horroble. The action was dismal and fight seens were something out of an old chinese movie (bad). I would not recommend it to anyone!...

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Rated R | For some violence
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Common Sense Media says Fight-filled adventure centers on female action hero.
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