Director Steven Soderbergh has made and had blockbuster («Ocean’s Eleven»), art house («The Good German»), independent («Sex, Lies and Video») and experimental («Bubble») films in his career most recently a phase in which he only shot films with a smartphone camera. But in his filmography there is also – at first glance – a classic Direct-To-DVD-Actioner:
The leading role in » Haywire » was taken on by the ex-MMA fighter Gina Carano , who at the time was only her second role in a film after «Blood And Bone» (and then with » The Mandalorian » among others became known to a wider audience before being fired for anti-Semitic remarks ).
Such occupations are otherwise more likely to be expected from cheaply cranked-out action trash. But Soderbergh knows exactly what he has in Carano and under his direction it becomes «an extremely style-conscious, damn cool action flick for cinema fans who are willing to keep an eye out for good films outside of classic blockbuster entertainment», as it is in our review to “Haywire” means .
«Haywire» in the Tele-5 media library
Anyone who has become curious can watch «Haywire» in the Tele 5 media library until April 12, 2022 , because the action hit ran on March 13, 2022 at 8:15 p.m. on Tele 5 and can now be streamed afterwards. Alternatively, you can also find the film by subscribing to Amazon Prime Video:
» «Haywire» in the Tele 5 media library
» «Haywire» on Amazon Prime Video *
And streaming is definitely worth it — not only because of Soderbergh’s stylish production and the superstar ensemble around Carano (including Michael Douglas , Ewan McGregor , Channing Tatum , Michael Fassbender and Antonio Banderas ).
The FILMSTARTS review of «Haywire»
The melee scenes in «Haywire» are also an absolute stunner. Carano has «the stature, the technique and the naturalness that it takes to credibly thrash the screen,» writes FILMSTARTS editor-in-chief Christoph Petersen in his text. And when she «polishes the faces of her opponents, it really hurts just to watch.»
The plot of «Haywire»
Mallory Kane (Carano) is an ex-Marine who works as a mercenary for her ex-boyfriend Kenneth’s (McGregor) company, doing undercover dirty work for the US government. For her new mission, she is supposed to pretend to be the wife of British agent Paul (Fassbender) in order to get to his contact person Studer ( Mathieu Kassovitz ). But the job goes wrong — apparently Mallory was betrayed by her own people…
Haywire Trailer DF