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Hanna (2011)



Critic Consensus: Fantastic acting and crisply choreographed action sequences propel this unique, cool take on the revenge thriller.

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Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is 16 years old. She is bright, inquisitive, and a devoted daughter. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a soldier; these come from being raised by her widowed father Erik (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of North Finland. Erik has taught Hanna to hunt, put her through extreme self-defense workouts, and home-schooled her with only an encyclopedia and a book of fairy tales. Hanna has been living a life unlike any other teenager; her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. But out in the world there is unfinished business for Hanna's family, and it is with a combination of pride and apprehension that Erik realizes his daughter can no longer be held back. -- (C) Focus Features

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Critic Reviews for Hanna

All Critics (219) | Top Critics (44)

While the film as a whole may be episodic and wayward, and not always in a good way, the action scenes are uniformly sharp, inventive and gripping.

May 3, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An entertainingly nutty action thriller from the director Joe Wright.

April 25, 2011

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.

April 11, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

What keeps us hooked is Ronan, a young actress of seemingly limitless abilities, and the tension she creates between Hanna's inhumanly agile body and quizzical eyes, which turn cold only when she pulls the trigger.

April 11, 2011 | Full Review…

This film is bound to give the home-schooling movement a bad name, unless, of course, you're running a home school for assassins.

April 9, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

"Hanna" plays out as a visceral fairy tale about a naif discovering a world both fascinating and dangerous.

April 8, 2011 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for Hanna

This average thriller with tones of fairy tale features stylish editing and an electrifying score, and it is particularly efficient in the exciting fighting and action scenes but not so interesting when showing the character's adaptation in a world she only knew via an encyclopedia.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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One can't but feel sorry for Hanna - who's whole reason for being is to avenge her mother's murder.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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The most underrated action film of the last decade.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

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