Haywire (2011)

R   |    |  Action, Drama, Thriller


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A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission.


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11 May 2012 | imdb-12650
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| I really enjoyed this movie for one reason
This movie stands out from any movie I've ever seen for one reason: it is the only movie I've seen where I believed the people fighting were actually fighting. I can't remember ever seeing a film where I was actually wincing and tensing up from fear that somebody was going to get hurt.

This isn't a film that depends on CGI or fast cuts or clever angles or even stunt people for the most part. The star of the film is clearly a very physical and capable woman of action, and she made me believe she was actually hurting the people she was pretending to hurt.

For that reason alone, it will always stand out in my memory. Most action films these days are terribly boring because it's all so cartoonish and exaggerated and stylized, and therefore unbelievable and fake. But this film kept the action grounded in the physical capabilities of its very capable star, and that made it anything but boring. I guess it didn't do to well at the box office, which is too bad. If this had launched a franchise I'd have been a big fan.

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Release Date:

20 January 2012

Language

English, Spanish


Country of Origin

Ireland, USA

Filming Locations

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,425,370 22 January 2012

Gross USA:

$18,942,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,513,760

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