Blessed with considerable virtues, including a clever concept, crackling filmmaking and a charismatic star, it ultimately squanders all of them, undone by an unfortunate lack of subtlety and restraint.
I could not agree with Mr.Turan more. Saoirse Ronan, as with the character she portrays in the film, has outsmarted her film counterparts- her performance so subtle and nuanced, it makes the action going on around her look clumsy and forced.
Apr 22 - 12:08 PM
Considerable, Clever, concept, crackling, charismatic.......I c wut u did thurI would have enjoyed the movie much more if the trailer wasn't constantly appearing on my TV and shouting "HAAAAAAAAANNAAAAAAAAAAA" in a really deep voice.Creepy.
Apr 26 - 06:53 AM
I agree. Why would Cate Blanchette drag Bana onto a kids' merry-go-round and spin him after she killed him? (or did he just happen to die and fall there artistically?) Big eye-rolling moment for me...
Aug 26 - 10:01 AM
Adam Di Giorgio
Not every film has to be subtle and restrained because you say so.
Sep 8 - 01:33 AM
True Adam, however, these are the things that made the film no good!
Sep 10 - 06:03 PM
Sep 10 - 06:02 PM
In Your Dreams
What a surprise, a whole thread full of conservotards who didn't get the movie.
Sep 10 - 11:36 PM
Your search for subtlety has you missing the point friends. This is an inventive and interesting projection of a dark fairy tale on a modern action thriller. The narrative at once carries a compelling and complex plot along with a fun, if not always subtle, layer of David Lynch style visual symbolism. I thought the performances were nuanced and compelling across the board. Maybe it's "Wild at Heart" meets "The Bourne Identity". There is a place for stylized inventive allegorically layered films says me and this is a good one.
Oct 1 - 05:59 PM
I agree. Hanna is a painfully missed opportunity.
Jul 24 - 10:12 AM
...undone by story..otherwise the virtues, as you write, are considerable..but w/out a proper story the thinking spectator is, at best, lost...
Aug 22 - 07:00 PM