Sony/Focus Features/Babelsberg (Leslie Holleran, Marty
Adelstein & Scott Nemes)
W: Seth Lochhead & David Farr
DP: Alwin H. Küchler
Ed: Paul Tothill
Mus: Tom Rowlands & Ed Simons(The Chemical
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.