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Posted by martinteller on May 20, 2012

This isn’t worth spending much effort to write about, since Soderbergh apparently put little effort into making it.  Familiar, dull actioner with not much action, thriller with not many thrills.  Centers around a mystery that’s difficult to care about because it’s so confusing and obfuscated, and there’s no reason to care about the central character.  Pro MMA fighter has some pretty sweet moves and looks great when she’s kicking ass, but fails to project anything beyond the usual stoic badass archetype.  The array of star supporters (Tatum, MacGregor, Douglas, Banderas, Fassbender, Kassovitz) add little to the proceedings, with a stiff, soulless, unmemorable script.  The score by David Holmes (also Out of Sight and the Ocean’s trilogy) is fun, otherwise there’s nothing to write home about.  I didn’t really have high hopes for this one, but I’m always curious to see what Soderbergh’s up to.  In this case, not very much.  Maybe the most disposable film of his career.  Watch a highlight reel of the fight scenes, the rest of it is blah.  Rating: Poor


One Response to “Haywire”

  1. JamDenTel said

    I honestly quite liked this one. Stylish directing, great score, and I really liked Gina Carano’s performance. But, the good reviews aside, this seems to be a pretty widely maligned film. Oh well.

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