Movie Review: Haywire (2011)

"Oh, look! A bad-ass female mixed-martial arts fighter beating the crap out of A-list Hollywood actors!"

That's Haywire in one sentence.

But since I'm not satisfied with just a one-sentence review, here are three thoughts I'd like to share about the film:

  1. Gina Carano is watchable, but she's no Angelina Jolie. This film lacks the femme fatale feel of Salt or Wanted, but is full of hard-hitting punches and kicks.
  2. The story is quite generic. There's little twists and turns and you'll find yourself waiting when Carano is going to sucker-punch the main baddie of the film.
  3. The roster of supporting actors in the film looks like the cast of New Year's Eve or Valentine's DayAntonio BanderasMichael FassbenderEwan McGregor, and Channing Tatum do great as punch fodder.
Haywire could be quite enjoyable if MMA actions is your thing. But over-all, it's a pretty low-key action movie.

Rating: 3/5