An all star cast doesn't mean a good film as in this case. Poor character development, annoying soundtrack at times and plot/storyline was all over the place. Even some of the action sequences felt choreographed. Feels like a mixture of Traffic, Wanted, Oceans 11 (but with the lack of impact compared to the aforementioned) and even Apocalypse Now in the near conclusion without a clear-cut story. This reviewer admires the skilled director and his style, but one has to prefer substance over fantastic imagery and fight scenes. Haywire left this critic disappointed from beginning to end. Can't even stand the phony accent of Banderas here and how underutilized Michael Douglas and Ewan McGregor were in this action thriller.