'Haywire' -- 3 stars

<b>R; 1:45 running time</b><br><br>
If Lem Dobbs' script were a little snappier or a little less zigzaggy, "Haywire" would be a first-rate B-picture instead of an interesting one. But even with its limited narrative payoff the film's appeal remains blunt and consistent. Gina Carano (whose voice was altered -- lowered to a menacing purr -- in post-production) takes care of business with Channing Tatum, and then with Michael Fassbender (who plays another operative), and then Ewan McGregor. She beats the hell out of everybody. Carano may not be a born or a natural actress; she is, however, an undeniable and heartening rebuke to the skinny-Minnies Hollywood favors over real women with curves. -- Michael Phillips<br><br>Read the full <a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-0117-haywire-20120119,0,4040229.column>"Haywire" movie review</a>

R; 1:45 running time

If Lem Dobbs' script were a little snappier or a little less zigzaggy, "Haywire" would be a first-rate B-picture instead of an interesting one. But even with its limited narrative payoff the film's appeal remains blunt and consistent. Gina Carano (whose voice was altered -- lowered to a menacing purr -- in post-production) takes care of business with Channing Tatum, and then with Michael Fassbender (who plays another operative), and then Ewan McGregor. She beats the hell out of everybody. Carano may not be a born or a natural actress; she is, however, an undeniable and heartening rebuke to the skinny-Minnies Hollywood favors over real women with curves. -- Michael Phillips

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