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Haywire

Directed by Steven Soderbergh

Written by Lem Dobbs

USA/Ireland, 2011, imdb

At the risk of throwing the spotlight on our obsession with Haywire, after Simon‘s dismissive review, Ricky declaring it one of his favorite films to come out in January and the podcast where Justine had to pull them apart, when they argued about it, here I am throwing my oar in, hopefully with something new to say. To properly analyze the film, be warned: Hic Svnt Spoileres!

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Haywire and the Difficulty of Being a Female Action Hero

Haywire reunites director Steven Soderbergh and writer Lem Dobbs, the creative duo behind the masterpiece The Limey. Haywire shares a flashback structure similar to The Limey, though nowhere near as layered and complex. Both films also share a dark moral ambiguity.

The Limey is about a bad man going after a badder man who may have killed his daughter. The »

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