A last-minute mission in Dublin turns deadly for stunning secret operative Mallory Kane when she realizes she’s been betrayed — and that her own life is no longer safe. Now, to outwit her enemies, she’ll simply have to outlast them.
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It's one of the few genuinely cinematic action films in recent years, Soderbergh actually allows his characters actions to control the narrative. Mallory represents a breakdown in an otherwise effective if corrupt system resulting in a fractured narrative becoming essentially a series of vignettes about Mallory in relation to cinematic spaces. Take notes Christopher Nolan. Must see.
One or two incredibly staged fight scenes and one of the best last lines I've ever seen in a movie but aside from Michael Fassbender, the acting was either dry or the actors didn't get enough screen time to show off. The story was also pretty conventional. Entertaining enough, but really didn't do anything for me.
It's a pity that so many use Tarkovsky's most famous observation to the recipient of this medium (which is worn by a lot as a banner in front of their own competence) but never really take it seriously when a film suddenly requires it. Best Soderbergh film so far.
Stylish thriller from director Steven Soderbergh tells the story of a sexy agent for hire who finds herself betrayed and on the run from unknown assailants. A terrific ensemble casts headlines this highly entertaining action yarn, featuring stunning action sequences and gorgeous cinematography. Great fun all the way around.
Haywire was fantastic until the last twenty minutes where the plot just drags. And drags. It could of ended anywhere in that span of time, but because it doesn't, it slows to a stop. I liked how the dialogue served as bookends though, so the ending isn't a complete wash. The stripped down aesthetic of the fight scenes was strikingly fresh as well. Always happy to see an action film using slow motion sparingly.