Overall Rank: 9226
Average Rating: 2.4/4
# of Ratings: 97
Theatrical Release Date: 01/20/2012
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 05/01/2012
Genre: Action, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Actors: Gina Carano, Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas
Plot: A freelance black ops special agent is betrayed during a mission in Dublin. Now she has to elude international pursuit, make sure her family is safe and exact revenge on the people responsible. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/13/2021
"Haywire" doesn't slice very deep, but you have to admire Steven Soderbergh's determination to take a more unconventional approach to this star-studded throwback thriller.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/24/2014
A freelance black ops special agent is betrayed during a mission in Dublin. Now she has to elude international pursuit, make sure her family is safe and exact revenge on the people responsible. I can't believe this women has taken out Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas.
worleyjamers - wrote on 06/29/2013
I wanted to see this film because I was intrigued by how much audiences panned it (40% user rating on RT). After finally seeing it, I'm very shocked by its negative reception. I personally think there's a lot of fun to be had with this film, and Soderbergh's touch is evident throughout. The plot is a bit heavy at times, but the action, direction, cast, and acting are all solid. Gina Carano's lack of acting experience is apparent in many scenes, but she carries the film extremely well nonetheless. A solid, entertaining, thriller.
Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 03/01/2013
When a freelance black ops agent is betrayed by her employer she must evade capture by both the police and her erstwhile colleagues whilst tracking down the traitor to exact revenge. The plot to Haywire will never win any awards for originality but Steven Soderbergh's foray into Bourne territory is a nicely taut, no frills exercise in cold war style action that is a million miles from the glitz and bonhomie of the Ocean's franchise. He has clearly been watching the likes of From Russia With Love and Get Carter as the film has a very old school feel, with some bone crunching and brutal fight scenes. The striking but not implausibly beautiful Gina Carano is completely believable in her part as a tough as nails, no-nonsense she-Bond who is a coldly professional hard case who also happens to …
mitchellyoung - wrote on 10/20/2012
Haywire is an interesting film - a sparse action thriller that plays with almost a documentary-feel to it. Sadly, that documentary-like quality doesn't necessarily translate to excitement or interest, as we are given little to no backstory for all the characters and, thus, are given not much to hold onto emotionally in the convoluted plot. The film is packed with A-list actors, but none of them are used to memorable effect and the heroes and villains play different shades of the same gray. The fight scenes are intense and clearly the film's highlight, though non-actor Gina Carano doesn't really dazzle in any of her dialogue scenes. Soderbergh tries to throw in a creative rack focus or framed shot here and there, but these visual touches don't have any motivation rooted in story and …
alec96 - wrote on 08/24/2012
I had seen trailers, posters, and knew the plot of Haywire before I saw it recently. It looked like it was going to be another version of Salt. I thought Salt was an okay movie, but it didn’t measure up to the standard set by the Bourne franchise. The Bourne trilogy has definitely raised the bar for films in this genre. The modern version of the spy action thriller can never be viewed the same. With my anticipation (and expectations) high for The Bourne Legacy, I really wasn’t in the mood to see anything that might fall flat in comparison. Two things drew me into watching Haywire - the cast and the director. With the mix of actors in the cast, I felt certain that, at the least, the performances would be interesting and worth the watch. And with Steven Soderbergh directing, I …
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Snoogans - wrote on 2012-01-18 22:28
This is the first film of 2012 that I am more than looking forward to seeing. &nbsp;All the elements at play here just seem right: from director, to cast, to pretty much everything else. &nbsp;Plus, I favor these types of action movies. &nbsp;I'll post my review sometime this weekend, after I see it.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 2011-08-08 11:41
I'm actually quite looking forward to Contagion too. Another film with a great ensemble cast. Plus, rumor has is Soderbergh is doing second unit directing for The Hunger Games as well. I guess I prefer end-of-world / dystopian movies over pure action, but I will agree Haywire has a great cast as well.