Action Adventure Thriller - Although the lead character is a 16-year-old girl, this is an action
thriller aimed at adults. While rated PG-13, the violence is too
intense for children. This is a big showcase for young star Saoirse
Ronan though Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett have showy if smaller parts.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 4 S-words; a couple of others. SEX/NUDITY: Briefly heard sex. VIOLENCE: Fights, shootings, stabbings with minimal blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: Chases and fights. COMEDY: Some comic lines and situations.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 84 moviegoers:
Movie critics certainly enjoyed this movie but moviegoers were disappointed. On a personal note: A also enjoyed "Hanna" and don't quite understand these low adult reviews.
TEENS:I'm not sure why but teens, both males and females, enjoyed "Hanna." Half or better loved it, but quite a few were somewhat disappointed. To me it didn't seem to be a movie teens might enjoy. That's the power of moviegoer reviews.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Very disappointing reviews. They didn't hate it but their reviews are certainly not great. I would say "Hanna" may be disappointing at full ticket prices but would be a good matinée value or video rental later.
ADULTS:Close to half the males truly enjoyed "Hanna" but most were disappointed. Reviews of "Good" and "Fair" aren't terrible, but they indicate disappointment, which isn't good when you're investing quite a bit of money to see a movie. Females were even less impressed by "Hanna." As with the males reviews, these aren't terrible reviews but they're certainly not great. They indicate that close to half enjoyed this movie very much, but didn't love it. However, most of the rest only rated it as average, which is disappointing.
Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is 16 years old. She is bright, inquisitive, and a
daughter. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a
soldier; these come from being raised by her widowed father Erik (Eric Bana),
an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of North Finland. Erik has taught Hanna to hunt,
put her through extreme self-defense workouts, and home-schooled her with
only an encyclopedia and a book of fairy tales. Hanna has been living a life
unlike any other teenager; her upbringing and training have been one and the
same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. But out in the world there
is unfinished business for Hanna's family, and it is with a combination of pride
and apprehension that Erik realizes his daughter can no longer be held back.
This turning point in Hanna's adolescence is a sharp one; she is separated
Erik and embarks on the mission that she was always destined for. Before she
and her father can reunite as planned in Berlin, Hanna is captured by agents
dispatched by ruthless intelligence operative Marissa Wiegler (1Cate Blanchett). Marissa, a career agent, has long been harboring
secrets that tie her to Hanna and Erik.
Detained for observation and held beneath the Moroccan desert, Hanna soon
turns the tables on her captors. Her daring escape to above-ground thrusts her
into an unfamiliar landscape and world which she must quickly learn to
comprehend and navigate. Marissa secretly sends a team of agents after Hanna,
and joins the deadly pursuit herself. As Hanna journeys across Europe and nears
her ultimate target, she faces startling revelations about her existence and
unexpected questions about her humanity.