Hanna is a taut action thriller directed by Joe Wright whose previous films The Soloist (Robert Downey Jr/Jamie Foxx), Pride & Predjudice and the Oscar nominated Atonement (both with Keira Knightley) are all well regarded.
Saoirse Ronan, who had worked with Wright on Atonement, gives a focused and convincing performance as Hanna, with solid turns from Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett rounding out the billing.
Shot in Morocco, Finland and Germany the cinematography is simply gorgeous. Lensed by German born Alwin H. Kuchler (Sunshine, Code 46) his eye for the natural grittiness of a locale brings depth to every frame. One location I was very pleased to see was the Trudelturm Wind Tunnel facility in Berlin which doubled as Blanchetts base. It's a wholy unique locale and also featured in 2005's underrated Aeon Flux.
The music, scored by The Chemical Brothers, coupled with amazing sound design create an aural feast on which to nom nom nom.
Hanna is highly recommended. Totally Ninja!
The film was very predictable, but good.
Hanna is a badass with no eyebrowns.
One of the best and most unique movies I've seen in a long time.
This may sound weird but the movie itself is better than the story. What do I mean? The way the movie is made - the camera, the music and an amazing Saoirse - compensates for the not very original story. It´s not all out action, those scenes are the higlights throughout the movie. I like that a lot. All in all a very entertaining movie.
Smart and mesmerizing with an incredible soundtrack.
I find this movie a great one, the story is good, with a few twists and good performace from the actors, I think this movie is worth to watch even if sometimes the camera work it's kind of annoying but to little to damage the movie.