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After freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, Mallory is double-crossed and left for dead – by someone in her own agency. Suddenly the target of assassins who know her every move, Mallory unleashes the fury of her fighting skills to uncover the truth and turn the tables on her ruthless adversary.
Featuring Carano performing her own high-adrenaline stunts and an all-star cast including Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas and Michael Douglas, HAYWIRE is explosive movie entertainment.
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Unlike, the lithe Zoe Saldana in "Columbiana", Ms Carano is tall, firm and fully packed. The daughter of a former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, the beautiful fighter is very believable. She appears to be doing all of her own stunt work and from what I can discern without the aid of wiring and other devices. For example, in a rooftop chase she doesn't just leap up to grab a roof and catapult herself to the top. You can see the effort in her face. She's really doing this stuff! Her MMA skills also come into play with obvious boxing training. And you have to love it when she does a figure-4-leg-lock (sorry, I don't know the official name for the hold) around some guy's neck. She needs to get comfortable with the acting component of her new career, but she is far from terrible.
Soderbergh also manages to bring into the mix an assortment of "A" list actors, who must have been begging to have their asses kicked by this girl. Michael Douglas is the government man (CIA?) who hires the mercenaries headed by Ewan McGregor and who is Mallory's (Carano) boss. Bill Paxton is her dad. Michael Fassbender (his scenes with Carano are priceless) is a rogue MI:6 agent. Channing Tatum is a co-worker and part time lover.Read more ›
From the opening scene in an upstate New York diner, your eyes are fixed on Carano. She sits at her table quietly, but there's a trapped animal watchfulness about her and you're instantly put on guard. And yet when the sitch goes sour, it happens in a shocking heartbeat and you're caught unprepared anyway (unless, of course, you've seen the trailer). Carano plays Mallory Kane, an exceptional employee in a private contracting company that takes on all manner of dirty ops work. The narrative doesn't follow a linear track. It shifts back and forth from the present and the past. As the film opens, Mallory Kane already has a bullseye on her.
Mallory must work thru a labyrinthine puzzle to figure out all them what betrayed her. It all goes back to an eventful rescue mission executed by Mallory and her fellow agents in Barcelona - of which entirety we see in flashback. But all this is a superfluous info dump. It's the film's MacGuffin. Somewhere along the way, someone high up in the cloak & dagger community made the decision to sanction Mallory Kane. This then allows us to marvel at Carano as her resourceful, lethally capable character travels the globe bent on exacting revenge.Read more ›
Yes and no. One the one hand, Soderbergh has created a character that's not very hard for her to play. Mallory Kane (Carano) is a Jason Bourne-style cipher, with a ruthless reputation. When she is tapped for a mission as a government contractor, there are layers upon layers of intrigue that swirl around her, with Kane as the most valuable piece in the game. That doesn't really ever reflect on Carano's face though, which seems to be frozen in a bemused smirk.
The story is told in media res as she meets a man in a diner who isn't who she hoped. Soderbergh carefully stages each one of her fight scenes, and it's fascinating to see Carano in action. She literally crawls up her opponents, using a woman's physical advantages - powerful legs - to counterbalance opponents who are out of her weight class. After fleeing the scene with the assistance of an innocent bystander, she tells him -- and the audience - her tale.
And it's a doozy. A Chinese dissident/professor/journalist has been kidnapped and it's up to Carano's team to get him back. Or is it? Is she working for the good guys or the bad guys? This being a Soderbergh film, it's likely there are no good guys here.
Soderbergh has fun with his, casting Carano in a variety of scenes where she brutally beats men to death. See Kane kill a man in a diner...in a cocktail dress...and on a beautiful beach as the sun sets!
Carano plays Kane as uncomfortable in social settings.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really like this movie. Gina Carano does a great job all around and the action (which is generally second to everything else for me) is great. Everything else... Read morePublished 2 days ago by rde900
A slow paced, methodical action movie that knows how to take its time instead of rushing from one action scene to another. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Rick
Quick hitting action flick. Great cast, good plot, super quick and easy watchPublished 15 days ago by John Xenakis
This is a great movie. Gina Carano is definitely my favorite action actress. The directing is superb. Gina could definitely be the female version of Steven Segal. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Paul J Stewart Jr
I watch this movie actually expecting for a lot more just because of the actors in this movie, but it was a complete letdown. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Jehu Corrales