Popular movie review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes has some early reviews in for Gina Carano’s “Haywire” and while movies with MMA stars are usually exceptionally terrible, Carano seems to have bucked the trend. Check out the first 5 minutes of the movie below the reviews.
Uma Thurman and Angelina Jolie move over, Gina Carano, a new riveting action star is born in Soderbergh’s Haywire, a globe-trotting spy thriller that delivers the goods and lives up to it title. – Emanuel Levy
Carano lives up to her nickname ‘Conviction’ in her first feature role, one clearly shaped to take advantage of her attitude in the octagon. – Stephen Saito
Steven Soderbergh’s action-filmmaking chops get a swift, vigorous 92-minute workout in “Haywire.” So, too, does Gina Carano, a coolly charismatic mixed-martial-arts star plucked from the relative obscurity of televised cage matches to play a skilled assassin on the run from powerful men who want her dead. Paring down narrative and character concerns in favor of a breathtaking application of pure thriller technique, Soderbergh’s latest picture is a lean, efficient exercise tossed off with his customary sangfroid and wickedly dry sense of humor. A name-heavy supporting cast should spell reasonably muscular returns and killer ancillary biz. – Justin Chang: Variety