Hanna Reviews

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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