“The Ultimate Movie Review!”
“Hanna Is Easily The Best Spy Thriller Thats Narrative Follows A 15 Year Old Girl.”
“She Just Missed My Heart.”
“Bourne Identity But With A Girl”
“Ham-fisted And Messy Execution Ruins A Great Idea.”
“Joe Wrights Experience Has Paid Off Well, What With Well Orchestrated And Tightly Shot Action Scenes And Tense Gripping Often Traumatic Scenes That Are Splendid And Wholesome Fresh, New Invigorating Film Making.”
“An Action/thriller Meets A Dark Fairytale.”
“It's Like Jason Bourne And Evelyn Salt Had A Baby”
“While The Sum Of Its Parts Do Not Add Up, Saoirse Ronan Shines Brightly In This Film.”
“Saoirse Ronan Is Stunning In Joe Wright's Pulsating Chase-thriller.”
While the sum of its parts do not add up, Saoirse Ronan shines brightly in this film.
Julian Roman - MovieWeb
A picture-book story about complicated daddies, wicked stepmothers, and daughters who learn to be brave in the dark woods.
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
In the end there might not be much to this tale other than titillation, but there's plenty to be said for Ms. Ronan, who was the best thing about "Atonement" and holds her ground against forceful screen presences like Ms. Blanchett and Mr. Bana.
Manohla Dargis - New York Times
The body count is phenomenal and the overall effect polished, weightless and unmemorable.
Philip French - Guardian [UK]
After a strongish start, the film doesn't so much sag as utterly collapse - each audience member will feel like someone who has flung himself into a hammock that isn't tied at either end.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
Too concerned with looking adult than being mature, and that's a death sentence for an action wannabe.
Scott Bowles - USA Today
Is it a great movie? No. Nagging questions and plot holes start appearing the minute the endorphins and adrenaline wear off. But it isn't a bad one, either.
Michael O'Sullivan - Washington Post
There is not a single moment in the new film that is not striking or smartly put together or just plain considered. Wright leaves nothing to chance. I don't know that there's a better way to smother a movie.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
Despite its 21st-century trappings and proto-feminist protagonist, Hanna strangely reverts to reactionary politics as usual.
Eric Hynes - Village Voice
The forced coming-of-age parable that filmmaker Joe Wright laces with fairy-tale symbolism is heavy-handed from the get-go.
Joe Neumaier - New York Daily News
"Hanna" is, on a certain level, ridiculous. But the way Mr. Wright conjures his images and parcels out his narrative is hypnotic and so seductive that wherever the film is heading we want to follow.
John Anderson - Wall Street Journal
A chase-thriller for the art-house crowd, Hanna is brisk, satisfying and often surprising.
Gary Dowell - Dallas Morning News
"Hanna" plays out as a visceral fairy tale about a naif discovering a world both fascinating and dangerous.
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
The surprising thing about Hanna is that for the first hour and change, it kind of makes you like the bill of goods it's selling...
Glenn Kenny - MSN Movies
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
An entertainingly nutty action thriller from the director Joe Wright.
David Denby - New Yorker
Wright combines his two genres into a stylish exercise that perversely includes some sentiment and insight.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
"Hanna" presents the problem of the well-made diversion that is, at its core, repellent.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
Because they have nothing to gain from this, logic would dictate that they just stay put, but then the movie couldn't turn into a live-action video game with a preteen piling up bodies like Rambo.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
The film is an uneven affair, good enough that you wish it had fully succeeded.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Saoirse Ronan is a talented young actress who tends to be better than the movies she's in. And that tendency holds true with "Hanna," an unsteady thriller that staggers when it should sprint.
Tom Long - Detroit News
It's Ronan who carries the film. She got a best-supporting-actress Oscar nomination for Wright's "Atonement," but here she's asked to do much more, and she nails it.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
The result is unbearable junk. What went wrong? Just about everything.
Rex Reed - New York Observer
Joe Wright's Hanna is an exuberantly crafted chase thriller that pulses with energy from its adrenaline-pumping first minutes to its muted bang of a finish.
Justin Chang - Variety
This J.V. "Salt" is effective only for a few minutes at a time, in some occasionally ripping action scenes set to a vivid Chemical Brothers score.
Kyle Smith - New York Post
A furious neck-snapping thriller that summons up memories of a dozen other movies and manages to improve on most of them.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
This fairy tale may be Grimm, but it's also quite gripping.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
An intriguing enough remix of well-established assassin-on-the-run routine whose greatest asset is its young star.
William Goss - Film.com
An adrenaline-packed vehicle that delivers a multi-directional sugar rush. It moves so quickly that the bells and whistles blur together.
Eric Kohn - indieWIRE
Hanna is far from perfect but, courtesy of star Saoirse Ronan and director Joe Wright, it's one of those imperfect pictures that manages to command and hold our attention straight from the opening frames.
Rick Groen - Globe and Mail
"Hanna" is almost a terrific movie, or a partly terrific one, but all its giddy, improvised wonder resolves into nothing more than a ruthless, symmetrical story about a murderous monster.
Andrew O'Hehir - Salon.com
An intriguing, original thriller that owes as much of a debt to the likes of Frankenstein, the Brothers Grimm, David Lynch, and A Clockwork Orange as to The Professional and The Bourne Identity.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Wright has got plenty of moves, but they seem applied rather than organic, noticeable in their own right rather than an inevitable part of the overall fabric.
Todd McCarthy - Hollywood Reporter
The fact that Ronan is this good at this young age is what's truly frightening here.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
It's a feast for the eyes, but we're still hungry.
Mary F. Pols - TIME Magazine
Hanna is a fairy tale of lightning speed, gritty action and shocking gravity, all driven by the electronic beat of a hypnotic score by the Chemical Brothers.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
"Hanna" is kinetic, vibrant, sometimes a completely insane adventure; one of the best times you'll have at the movies this year.
Richard Roeper - Richard Roeper.com
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
Jason Bourne meets Run Lola Run in a movie that brings terrifying new meaning to 'child abuse'.
Tom Glasson - Concrete Playground
"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
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
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
Having already long proven her acting chops, Ronan shows a bright future as a bona fide movie star.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
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
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
Sometimes a gritty, unpolished, and decidedly European-style thriller is exactly what you're looking for.
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
As a thriller, this strange, at times hypnotic, fable about a damaged little girl severely disappoints.
Alec Worley - SFX Magazine
A sour, empty graphic novel of an escapade from the man who once helmed 'Atonement,' 'Hanna' gets intensely more godawful as it approaches its climax.
Brandon Judell - GreenCine
'Hanna,' 'Salt' and 'Colombiana' should all merge together for a sequel.
Clay Cane - BET.com