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Haywire

Overview


Genre :

Action, Thriller

Release Date :

January 20, 2012 (Wide)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Steven Soderbergh

Starring :

Gina Carano, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum, Michael Angarano, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton, Michael Douglas, Mathieu Kassovitz

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : D

“..ugly, nondescript hi-def palette, heavy on the piss yellows and shit browns, renders every locale flat and banal..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
Review rate : B-

“..to this referee, that's movie sensibility gone haywire..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
“..the screenplay doesn’t bother detonating any surprises at all; narrative ingenuity is sooo 1940s..”
by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]
Review rate : C+

“..so no, in truth, the story isn't much. Just betrayal and revenge, basically..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
“..refreshingly frank about what it is, a simple, workable framework for the melees and mayhem..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..puts the impact back into screen violence, brings it back to earth..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
1.5 of 4

“..nothing resembling plot, character development or a star-making career move of any kind is anywhere apparent..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
“..meticulously edited scuffles and chases, set pieces threaded around a plot that seems almost defiantly preposterous and uninteresting..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
“..it's artisan trash, delivering the action-thriller goods, but on its own intelligent terms..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
“..in that sense, Soderbergh hasn't made an action movie at all. He's made a documentary..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
Review rate : C

“..has its share of plot holes..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3.5 of 4

“..gives Haywire B-movie oomph without sacrificing his fluid elegance..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3 of 4

“..from start to finish, serious fun..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 5

“..eccentric, and the on-screen violence is sharp and exciting - brutal without being either subhumanly sadistic or superhumanly ridiculous..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
Review rate : B

“..doesn't just start 2012 with a bang; it sets the bar very, very high for every action film that's going to follow in its footsteps this year..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
“..curiously, while the mayhem plays out in a manner worthy of its title, "Haywire" never seems less than fully in control of its own effects..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
“..besides a tight narrative, Haywire offers nail-biting fights and chases, clever twists..”
by Doris Toumarkine [Film Journal International]

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