Friday, January 20, 2012

In Theaters : HAYWIRE (2012)

Official Synopsis : This dynamic action-thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh boasts a talented cast that includes Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton, Michael Douglas, Michael Angarano; and introduces MMA superstar Gina Carano as Mallory Kane, in a demanding lead role that has her performing her own high-adrenaline stunts. Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive.

Genre: Action, Thriller

Critical Response : Positive. Although nobody thinks this is a reinvention of the genre, a majority of reviewers see "Haywire" as a well-crafted, explosive spy thriller that polishes the old tired formula, gives it a slick new look and creates a new action star in the process, MMA fighter Gina Carano, whose performance on-screen (particularly during the fight scenes) will probably earn her more similar big screen gigs (Lara Croft anyone ?). It won't win any awards, but it's solid escapist entertainment. Soderbergh can now successfuly add "action-thriller" to his already impressive resume. Rated 82% on Rottentomatoes.com from 98 positive and 21 negative reviews (Average Score : 6.8 out of 10).

More Details : 

  • Starring : Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Bill Paxton, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas.

  • Director : Steven Soderbergh ("Ocean's Eleven", "Contagion").

  • Screenplay : Lem Dobbs ("Dark City", "The Score").

  • Running Time : 93 min.

  • Rating : R for some violence.

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