HAYWIRE

An interesting, yet familiar plot. A wonderfully talented director and some great cinematography. A stellar supporting cast. All of this prevents this wronged spy thriller from going HAYWIRE. All the heavy lifting as far as actual acting goes is done by Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Bill Pullman and Michael Fassbender. But the star of this action flick is Gina Carano and her MMA fighting skills. Steven Soderbergh showcases his stars strengths to great effect. Carano doesn't do much actual acting. She glares a lot and kicks some serious ass. And that's not a bad thing, because she does it well. It also helps sell most of the deadpan humor. The movie is generally well done and a simple, fun 90 minutes. Carano may have a future as the female version of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Here's hoping she hones her acting chops and builds on this promising start. — Alan Yudman

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