Hanna Reviews

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November 30, 2020
Tries so hard to be edgy and different that desperation trumps the minor intrigue brought about by bizarre characters and situations.
September 10, 2020
Never quite gels into a cohesive cinematic experience and is, far too often, simply boring.
August 10, 2020
We walk out of it with more questions than anything else, which can sometimes be a film's strength ... but that's not the case here.
November 6, 2019
It's one hell of a letdown.
April 2, 2019
The thing with Joe Wright's beautifully shot movie is that it never really feels true.
February 16, 2019
Overall, Saoirse Ronan is a marvelous, powerful actress and Hanna is a great character. Perhaps a sequel to the film Hanna will have a script worthier of both.
May 14, 2018
When a storyline is this flat, the characters need to be all the more engaging and Hanna fails in this regard.
October 24, 2017
Yes, this is a well-made, well-acted, entertaining movie. But it left me curiously empty afterward.
May 3, 2015
Meticulously composed mayhem without a larger purpose, too glum to provide any base genre satisfactions.
September 20, 2012
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.
December 22, 2011
As a thriller, this strange, at times hypnotic, fable about a damaged little girl severely disappoints.
November 27, 2011
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.
November 23, 2011
'Hanna,' 'Salt' and 'Colombiana' should all merge together for a sequel.
September 14, 2011
...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.
September 3, 2011
A flashy but disposable exercise in style over substance... [Blu-ray]
July 27, 2011
Wright is capable of much better, as is everyone in the cast. He's trying to make a silky Euro thriller with a frisson of controversy. It's more like a never-ending trailer.
July 23, 2011
The filmmakers struggle to satisfactorily connect the core driver of the story, a half hearted attempt at a sci fi element, into the plot, which leaves the film unable to articulate what it is that it wants to say
June 21, 2011
Like a lover who brags about his prowess in bed but cannot deliver when the moment comes, the climax is overlong, tedious and deeply disappointing.
May 31, 2011
Funky, random and well shot, this action film about a girl (excellent Saoirse Ronan) trained to be an assassin gets a little overly-stylized and illogical for its own good.
May 31, 2011
Folklore undercurrents that prove initially spry and intriguing are soon rendered ... leadenly obvious.
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