Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a solider; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. 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. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Ms. Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity. —Focus Features
An English director adept in adapting literary drama and giving it a breathtaking, cinematic pulse – made all the more surprising because of his battle with dyslexia in his youth – Joe Wright broke out of British television with his critically acclaimed and award nominated take on the Jane Austen classic, “Pride and Prejudice” (2005). Praised for his insistence on a sense of movement and realism in a genre long considered stuffy and reserved, Wright continued his success in adapting period source material with “Atonement” (2007), a sweeping epic based on the award-winning novel by British contemporary Ian McEwan. Wright was quickly embraced by critics after the film’s triumphant debut at the 2007 Venice International Film Festival, marking the young director as an emerging talent of the highest caliber.
Wright was born in 1972 in London, England. He grew up in a creative household – his parents founded a puppet company called The Little Angel Theatre. Wright always kept his eye… read more
Kind of your typical badass-chick movie, vastly overdone. Interesting use of the family she travels with, though (adds a more...relatable/human experience to the plot?). Love love loved the soundtrack, probably my favourite part of the film. Also had some great artsy shots (ex. her escape, running through the slitted tunnel).
Incoherent and badly executed. Altering different styles and cultures made it feel messy, like it doesn't really know where it's going. It also obstructs the film from developing its own, solid atmosphere. The action sequences where lazy, uninspired -and so was the climax- and left me unsatisfied. The good acting couldn't save it, and the plot holes and terrible editing just helped it for me to dislike it even more.
I feel like half of the cast may had to be in on the campier aspects, at the very least Tom Hollander as a Eurotrash gentleman who seems more fit for the Nihilists in The Big Lebowski seemed most aware. But it is nonetheless a very enjoyable, cheeky, action B-movie with an ace score by The Chemical Brothers. Ronan's compelling and Blanchett is in a role that drag queens should study. Beautiful if obvious imagery.
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Bourne Idenity goes female. That is what everybody will tell you when you watch this film and is think they are right. Of course, the director flexes his talent every now and then and some shots are… read review