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.
Soderbergh really knows how to put a great cast together and also casting people who fit with the reality of the material. Gina Carano is not the greatest of actresses but Soderbergh captures what is great about this lovely talent and brings it to life in this enthralling film.
Suddenly I think, is "Haywire" 2010's "Jeanne Dielman", isn't it? "Haywire" is not action movie but movie about action. Soderbergh intentionally gets rid of excitement action movie may have and we calmly observe Gina Carano's superb physicality like scrutinizing Dielman's day work in "Jeanne Dielman". Desolately raw view, but still remains inscrutable thrill perhaps occured with human body of work. Year, I'm serious.
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.