Haywire

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(2012) ★★

E4: Saturday 30 May, 9.00pm

The title sums up director Steven Soderbergh’s 25-film career. Out of Sight and the Oscar-winning duo Erin Brockovich and Traffic saw him in fine fettle at the turn of the century, since when he’s been regressing with the Ocean’s Eleven films, arty flops (Full Frontal, The Girlfriend Experiment) and a two-part Che Guevera biography that nobody wanted to see. Now the American prankster has put MMA cage fighter Gina Carano centre-screen in a black-ops action B-flick boasting the kind of cast (Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas) that’s frankly distracting in such a generic knock-off. Soderbergh’s Magic Mike star, Channing Tatum, is one of the guys getting beaten up by Ms Carano. As an actress, she’s about on a par with Cynthia Rothrock, if that’s any help. She’s sweat to Angelina Jolie’s Salt.

Certificate: 15
Duration: 89min

Other Showings Date & Time
E4 Friday, 5 June at 9:00PM