Hanna: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

A gritty reimagining of the 2011 film, Hanna adds new wrinkles to the mythology and texture to the titular assassin -- though the series' long-winded journey may try the patience of viewers who want their violent fables concise.



Critic Ratings: 38


Audience Score

User Ratings: 17
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Air date: Feb 3, 2019
Air date: Mar 28, 2019
Air date: Mar 28, 2019
Air date: Mar 28, 2019
Air date: Mar 28, 2019
Air date: Mar 28, 2019
Air date: Mar 28, 2019
Air date: Mar 28, 2019

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In equal parts high-concept thriller and coming-of-age drama, HANNA follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl raised in the forest, as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is.

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Critic Reviews for Hanna Season 1

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (12)

The rare intelligent action thriller that subverts storytelling tropes and surfs on its own ingenuity. In other scenes, that ingenuity gets lost in a mood board of decorative visuals that bloat its running time and hobble its pace.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

One of the more maddening examples in recent film adapting, and not just because it's so similar to its singular 2011 parent, Joe Wright's Hanna.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Creed-Miles is the best thing about the series; the actor shoulders nearly every scene, and manages to make the taciturn and seemingly affectless Hanna expressive and achingly relatable.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I never realised that I wanted to watch Joel Kinnaman smear his bare torso with 2kg of goose fat until it happened.

Mar 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A gritty and serious approach to a story that could be supremely ridiculous.

Feb 11, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The first episode of Hanna confirms only that Creed-Miles, in her debut lead role, is good at punching trees and running through snow while looking vaguely out of breath and being sad.

Feb 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This was a drama which left Hannah, and us, hanging in space and going nowhere.

Aug 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The series is a winner, the scripts are excellent, the direction is crisp and all the actors are at the top of their game.

Jun 13, 2019 | Full Review…

The series is more brutal than the film, more "today" but to me, a major fan of the film, it lacks its dynamic tension, there's a certain flatness, even if the story's worthy. Season two is a go.

Apr 19, 2019 | Full Review…

The series is fine. The movie is better, and it's the same thing, only six hours shorter. Plus, it has The Chemical Brothers. Save yourself six hours and watch the movie.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hanna: Season 1

  • Aug 11, 2019
    I absolutely loved this TV series. I started it with no expectations and fell in love! I highly recommend! 5stars. It gave me The Bourne Identity vibes. If you like fast action & adventure then this is definitely the show for you!
  • Aug 07, 2019
    Awesome, fun, clever and entertaining!
  • Aug 06, 2019
    I loved watching this series on a long road trip. The plot kept me excited to continue watching and await for the next episode.
  • Jul 27, 2019
    Great show. I'm not sure what the TV series version of a page turner is, but this show fits the bill...
  • Jul 20, 2019
    Great series. Interesting characters, good plot.
  • Jul 19, 2019
    I haven't seen the 2011 film Hanna is based on, so I can't comment on the show's faithfulness or lack thereof. I can only judge the show on its own merits. Hanna's plot elements are, for the most part, nothing we haven't seen before. We have a teenage assassin living in isolation because they were made to be a superhuman killer and the government wants them back. We have a teenager who has spent their whole life in isolation discovering a normal life and wanting more of it. We have an overprotective parental figure who keeps the teenage assassin's true origin a secret because they're afraid of how the teenage assassin might react to the truth and they want to protect the teenage assassin from anything and everything. We have a high-level government agent who has committed horrible atrocities and learned to live with them discovering that those same atrocities, along with even worse ones, are being committed without their knowledge. All of these are things we've seen many times before, both better and worse. Thankfully, Hanna at least uses and executes these plot points well, and it has some fairly original plot points mixed in with the more generic ones. Esme Creed-Miles is truly outstanding. She is very natural, and her performance alone is enough to carry the show, though thankfully it doesn't have to. Joel Kinnaman has never been a great actor in my opinion, but his performance in this show is very good. Mireille Enos is fantastic, and her performance the second best of the series after Creed-Miles. Rhianne Barreto and Khalid Abdalla are both great as well. Additionally, the show borrows a page from Inglourious Bastards (2009) by having all the characters speak the proper languages and use the proper accents of the country they're from, and the show benefits greatly from this. On the technical side of things, the cinematography in the show is better than most action/thriller shows. The editing, while nothing exceptional, is very good. The musical score is great, and the original song Anti-Lullaby by Karen O is beautiful, melancholy, and perfectly sums up the show's themes and tone. On top of all that, the action is well-choreographed without it being obvious that it's choreographed, and while it does have some quick cuts, they're not overused and the action is fairly easy to follow. As a whole, Hanna has a familiar but well-written plot, a somewhat slow pace, above-average action, acting that ranges from good to phenomenal, and high enough stakes to keep audiences engaged.

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