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Hanna (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 8 April 2011 (USA)
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A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.

Director:

Joe Wright

Writers:

Seth Lochhead (screenplay), David Farr (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Saoirse Ronan ... Hanna
Eric Bana ... Erik Heller
Vicky Krieps ... Johanna Zadek (as Vicky Kreips)
Cate Blanchett ... Marissa Wiegler
Paris Arrowsmith ... CIA Tech #1
John Macmillan ... Lewis
Tim Beckmann ... Walt
Paul Birchard Paul Birchard ... Bob
Christian Malcolm Christian Malcolm ... Head of Ops
Jamie Beamish ... Burton
Tom Hodgkins Tom Hodgkins ... Monitor
Vincent Montuel Vincent Montuel ... Camp G Doctor #1
Nathan Nolan ... Camp G Doctor #2
Michelle Dockery ... False Marissa
Jessica Barden ... Sophie
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Storyline

Hanna (Ronan) is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the skills of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father (Bana), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. 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. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity. Written by Focus Features

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Innocence can be deadly. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK | Germany

Language:

English | French | German | Italian | Arabic | Spanish

Release Date:

8 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,370,549, 10 April 2011

Gross USA:

$40,259,119

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,782,078
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the two .22 target pistols in the movie is a Russian Margolin Olympic target pistol. The same type of pistol used as Princess Leia's blaster pistol in the Star Wars movies. The other pistol is a Luger .22, elements of which are found in Jyn Erso's A-180 modular blaster. See more »

Goofs

In the extended conversation in bed between Hanna and her new friend, they are supposedly talking face-to-face because we see the back side of the other's head, however as the camera switches between them they are both shown lying on their left side making talking face-to-face impossible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hanna: I just missed your heart.
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Crazy Credits

Words are spoken during the credits. At the end of the first song: "Music: A combination of sounds with a view to beauty of form and expression of emotion". And after the end credits: "Schlaf weiter" (sleep on). See more »


Soundtracks

Hanna's Theme (Vocal Version)
Produced by The Chemical Brothers
Written by The Chemical Brothers and Stephanie Dosen
Performed by The Chemical Brothers feat. Stephanie Dosen
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Action movie unbelievable shock! Get over it and watch pure film.
4 March 2012 | by basilisksamukSee all my reviews

Let's get the obvious out of the way, shall we? The plot is derivative of so many other things it's not true, with Nikita being the obvious reference point. The acting isn't particularly strong, the script is barely adequate and the plot is neither internally coherent nor believable. In other words it's like every other action film ever made from Bond to Bourne and all points between. So what was everyone expecting who went to see this movie? Shakespeare?

On the other hand I would rate this as one of those rare experiences of seeing pure film. That is to say that there is the perfect marriage between image and music that makes it something quite different to the normal. The composition and direction of this film are really quite extraordinary with scene after scene catching the eye and making the commonplace clichés of the action genre seem fresh. The choice of music is inspired and the way that is has been synced to the action serves to heighten the tension in the scenes.

The film also manages to avoid the usual problem of over-reliance on CGI with the effects that are used being spare and for a reason. At one point we have a chase and fight in a container port and I was expecting the worst. Where did this scenario come from? I suspect it was one of the early Dirty Harry films and the container port shootout/chase has since become a compulsory element in all bad action movies and features in multiple episodes of TV thrillers. In 99 times out of 100 it's lazy, it's boring and it's the same as every other one you've seen. Well Joe Wright has done the seemingly impossible by making his container port scene exciting and different.

Look, you're not going to learn the meaning of life or even the meaning of the plot by watching this movie. If you enjoy cinema however, and by that I mean the use of images, light and music to propel the story then I think you'll like this.


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