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4.0 out of 5 stars A Gender Bending Lethal Weapon, July 27, 2012
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From where I stand "Haywire" is a little too artsy to completely satisfy the action crowd and too low-brow to satisfy the high-brows. In my opinion Steven Soderburgh's film is good but a little too antiseptic for it's own good. Regardless Lem Dobb's script is intriguing and has enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. The film also has decent characterization and an able supporting cast to see it through. The film heralds a real star in Gina Carano. Carano is as lithe as a cat and just as sexy. With Carano's Mallory Kane, Zoe Saldana as Colombiana, and Anne Hathaway as Salina Kyle there's a real boom in female action stars. Not classic but good popcorn entertainment. I'm still puzzled by the film's "R" rating. There is a certain degree of violence but it's mostly muted and not gratuitous. There was certainly a similar level of violence in "Snow White and the Huntsman" or "The Dark Knight Rises" which received "PG-13" ratings from the MPAA.
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Initial post: Aug 10, 2012 4:54:15 AM PDT
Haven't heard of this one, but the premise sounds interesting.

Posted on Sep 10, 2012 9:22:44 PM PDT
Amanda says:
Yeah, I am confused by the R rating as well, I've seen much worse in PG-13 movies. Hmm...

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 4:01:26 AM PDT
janebbooks says:
Thank you, David Baldwin for your vote and nice comment on my review of HAYWIRE.
You may be interested in a comment on my UK review posted by an Amazon reviewer who has broken the 10,000 barrier.
He's a Canadian who reviews boxing bios and 19th century-early 20th century British literature:

"Funny that you should mention the word "cyborg" in your review because it was opponent Christiane "Cyborg" Santos who thrashed Carano in an MMA bout over 3 (?) years ago, chasing Gina right out of the fight game - she hasn't fought since.
Of course, she doesn't have to now ... from what I've heard, she's to appear in THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS 6 or whatever number they're on."

Jane
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