Bottom Line: THE BOURNE ESTROGEN! This slimmed-down, bare-knuckled, slow-burn, art-house action revenge flick sizzles with the white hot presence of a first time leading lady/former Mixed Martial Arts star, a talented director and a willing, able and well known, star-studded cast. We may have seen this all before (in one action form or another) and I guess it could have been a bit more haywire-y-er…but it’s a lot more fun when the female leading the charge can actually kick some a**!
Starring: Gina Carano, Ewen McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum, Michael Douglas and Antonio Banderas
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh (TRAFFIC; OCEAN’S 11-13 and CONTAGION)
Running time: 93 minutes
Story: Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive. Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious—and dangerous—trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realizes she’ll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she finds a way to turn the tables on her ruthless adversary. (Relativity Media)