Official AVForums Blu-ray Review: Haywire

Simon Crust

Movie Reviewer
Reviewed by Cas Harlow, 28th May 2012.
Gina Carano. Remember the name.

In just three years she rose to fame as one of the world’s leading Female Mixed-Martial-Arts fighters, with a stunning, undefeated 7-win run that culminated in a now-questionable loss against an opponent who has since been caught taking steroids for her fights. Although she hasn’t fought since that controversial match, her story has far from ended in tragedy, being picked up by acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh for his latest film, Haywire, a punchy, unusually stylish production that is arguably the best debut feature she could have ever hoped for.

Masterfully tackling yet another genre, Soderbergh expertly manages an action-dominated spy thriller, defying expectations most notably in terms of the style; a classy tone, seventies-inspired score, and refreshingly unusual editing coming together to great effect – offering up a superior backdrop with which this new kick-ass action heroine can make...

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