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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"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."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"not terrible, but not great"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
""A furious neck-snapping thriller that summons up memories of a dozen other movies and manages to improve on most of them.""
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Having already long proven her acting chops, Ronan shows a bright future as a bona fide movie star."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"An entertainingly nutty action thriller from the director Joe Wright."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"This film is bound to give the home-schooling movement a bad name, unless, of course, you're running a home school for assassins."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"It's like an amusement park ride operating in the middle of a rave in which The Chemical Brothers provide a no-one-gets-out-alive thrust of unimpeded propulsion."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Teenage assassin trained as a killing machine since birth? Unless your movie has Nicolas Cage dressed like Batman with a paedo-tache, you're fighting a losing battle from the start."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"While the plot has some minor flaws, the incredible performances, characters, soundtrack and action beats of Hanna more than make up for it."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"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."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
""Hanna" plays out as a visceral fairy tale about a naif discovering a world both fascinating and dangerous."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Jason Bourne meets Run Lola Run in a movie that brings terrifying new meaning to 'child abuse'."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
"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."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"The ingredients are there for success, but as we build toward resolution (or even increased conflict) Hanna fails to develop at a rate to match the sum of its parts."
‑ Jordan Hiller, Bangitout.com
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