Hanna is a first-rate action thriller which centers around a teenage girl who has grown up in the remote wilds of Finland. Trained as an assassin from an early age by her ex-CIA father, she has been prepared for something.
One moment a fierce adult, the next an innocent child, Hanna is a well-written character played superbly by seventeen-year-old Irish actress Saoirse Ronan. With this film, Ronan builds on her successful roles in Atonement and The Lovely Bones.
Propelled by a heart-pounding score by the Chemical Brothers, with an excellent supporting cast which includes Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana, this film is fast-paced and exciting.
You can find more information on this European-American movie on Wikipedia and IMDb. Ignore the IMDb user rating; this film is great.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Direction: Joe Wright
Screenplay: David Farr, Seth Lochhead
Cinematography: Alwin Küchler
Editing: Paul Tothill
Score: The Chemical Brothers
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Jessica Barden, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Michelle Dockery, Vicky Krieps, Martin Wuttke, Sebastian Hulk
I was very surprised by Hanna. I really liked it. Good post.
Hanna is definitely action packed. I loved Saoirse Ronan. She presented a youthful innocence a deadly character.
I’m very much a movie buff, action packed thrillers like this one are my favorite. I didn’t consider it a typical run of the mill Hollywood type film. It was thought provoking, well acted, and edited as I would have done. It would be nice to hear your take on another of my favorites, “The Negotiator” with Samuel L. Jackson this is another under-rated movie that kept me on the edge of my seat. Thanks
Hi Steve. I didn’t like The Negotiator much. Have you seen Headhunters (2011)? I’m pretty sure you’d love it. I’ve reviewed it here: https://wonderfulcinema.com/2012/04/02/headhunters-2011/
Great, thanks. Watched the trailer. Looks like my kind of movie. Will let you know what I think once I’ve watched it.