Kernel Rating (out of 5):
MPAA Rating: R Length: 93 minutes
Age Appropriate for: 15+. Action violence, with typical drawn-out hand-to-hand combat, but the main characters both getting beaten up and fighting back is a woman, which caused some initial squeamishness from audiences at a recent screening.
With ‘Haywire,’ director Steven Soderbergh introduces the world to female mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano. She’s awesome. The film is awesome. It’s that simple.
By Roxana Hadadi
Director Steven Soderbergh claims he’s going to retire from filmmaking soon, but with “Contagion” released last year and “Haywire” coming out now, I’m formally begging: Don’t go!