not terrible, but not great
| Original Score: 3/5
It's like an amusement park ride operating in the middle of a rave in which The Chemical Brothers provide a no-one-gets-out-alive thrust of unimpeded propulsion.
| Original Score: A-
Jason Bourne meets Run Lola Run in a movie that brings terrifying new meaning to 'child abuse'.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
"A furious neck-snapping thriller that summons up memories of a dozen other movies and manages to improve on most of them."
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Teenage assassin trained as a killing machine since birth? Unless your movie has Nicolas Cage dressed like Batman with a paedo-tache, you're fighting a losing battle from the start.
For a film that is supposed to be a thriller, the thrills are few and far in between. What "Hanna" really ends up being is a missed opportunity.
| Original Score: 2/4
Having already long proven her acting chops, Ronan shows a bright future as a bona fide movie star.
| Original Score: 3/4
While the plot has some minor flaws, the incredible performances, characters, soundtrack and action beats of Hanna more than make up for it.
| Original Score: 8/10
The ingredients are there for success, but as we build toward resolution (or even increased conflict) Hanna fails to develop at a rate to match the sum of its parts.
Sometimes a gritty, unpolished, and decidedly European-style thriller is exactly what you're looking for.
| Original Score: 3.0/4.0
As a thriller, this strange, at times hypnotic, fable about a damaged little girl severely disappoints.
A sour, empty graphic novel of an escapade from the man who once helmed 'Atonement,' 'Hanna' gets intensely more godawful as it approaches its climax.
'Hanna,' 'Salt' and 'Colombiana' should all merge together for a sequel.
| Original Score: C+
[Joe] Wright is a natural successor to the late Anthony Minghella, able to deftly mix visual panache with small-scale emotion.
| Original Score: 4/5
This cool, calculated who's-hunting-who piece brings home all the requisite tension, gunplay and fighting with a great deal of cinematic style.
Joe Wright leaves behind everything he has previously done. He seems hardened and full of fury, perhaps a response at the unfair way his The Soloist (2009) was received. Hanna is stripped-down, fast, and fantastic.
...most of the time Wright simply throws everything he can think of at the screen like the promo director he used to be. Great soundtrack, though.
| Original Score: 2/5
A flashy but disposable exercise in style over substance... [Blu-ray]
Hanna is a perfect example of visual filmmaking elevating a substandard story.
A kinetic action thriller of high quality, Hanna is as visually strong as it is emotionally engrossing, thanks to strong central performances and a welcome change of pace from director Joe Wright.