Director: Steven Soderbergh. Cast: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton. 93 min. Rated R. USA/Ireland. Action/Thriller.
Always fun when experts like Soderberg divert from their own art house projects, and venture into mainstream Hollywood territory; because the result is always a great little exercise in the genre. He gave thrillers a shot in the Ocean's 11-12-13 trilogy, and now he's on to the action genre, making MMA athlete Gina Carano the heroine of an old-fashioned spy thriller, surrounded by well-established movie stars. I don't think there's much of a future for Carano, but Soderberg's own beautifully choreographed action sequences and mastery of soundtrack (especially during an incredible hostage-rescue sequence), make this movie a pure delight.