THEY LEFT HER NO CHOICE.
After a successful mission to Barcelona, covert operative Mallory Kane (Gina Carano) is sent to Dublin to pose as the wife of an MI6 agent (Michael Fassbender) – but realizes that she’s been set up. 2012 was a busy year for director Steven Soderbergh, but this action flick has better thrills than his other movie that year, Magic Mike. Anchored by a compelling Carano as the tough-as-nails agent, a star-studded supporting cast (consisting mostly of adversaries) and fights, chases and shoot-outs that simply won’t let up, Soderbergh’s work moves at breakneck pace and you’re hooked right from the start. However, it’s awfully slight.
2012-U.S.-Ireland. 93 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed, photographed and edited by Steven Soderbergh. Cast: Gina Carano (Mallory Kane), Ewan McGregor (Kenneth), Michael Fassbender (Paul), Michael Douglas, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas… Bill Paxton, Mathieu Kassovitz.
Trivia: Dennis Quaid was allegedly first cast.