Innocence can be deadly
Innocence can be deadly

HANNA (15)

D: Joe Wright

Sony/Focus Features/Babelsberg (Leslie Holleran, Marty Adelstein & Scott Nemes)

UK/US/Germany/Finland 2011

111 mins


W: Seth Lochhead & David Farr

DP: Alwin H. Küchler

Ed: Paul Tothill

Mus: Tom Rowlands & Ed Simons(The Chemical Brothers)

Saoirse Ronan (Hanna Heller), Eric Bana (Erik Heller), Cate Blanchett (Marissa Wiegler), Jessica Barden (Sophie), Tom Hollander (Isaacs), Olivia Williams (Rachel)

Saoirse Ronan plays the title character, a sixteen year old assassin raised by her father in the woods of Finland to be a strong, effective killer. She is subsequently dispatched on a mission across Europe and becomes tracked by intelligence operatives headed by a ruthless lead agent.

The film starts very promisingly, but does become less and less feasible as it continues. The acting performances are good, and there are a handful of decent action set pieces, but it's not as good as it could have been. The music from electronic duo The Chemical Brothers is probably the film's biggest highlight.


Saoirse Ronan in Hanna
Saoirse Ronan in Hanna