2011 | Joe Wright

A 16-year-old who was raised by her assassin father is cut loose across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.

Average rating   7 out of 10

Saoirse Ronan     Eric Bana     Cate Blanchett     Tom Hollander     Paris Arrowsmith     Olivia Williams     Jason Flemyng     John MacMillan     Tim Beckmann     Vicky Krieps     Christian Malcolm     Jamie Beamish     Tom Hodgkins     Vincent Montuel     Nathan Nolan
Action     Crime
(2.96) Leon     (2.96) Machete     (2.96) John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum     (2.96) John Wick     (2.57) American Assassin
Assassin     Escape     Kills     Revenge     Teenager

Peter Buchardt     2011-09-05 7 out of 10
Good movie. I've seen movies which had the same wipe to them, but still this is a very original take to the "agent hunted by the agency"-movie. Leon is possibly the movie I've seen that resembled it the most.

Kate Blanchet does very well as the bad guy. There's especially a few shots where you see her eyes only, looking awfully mean! Nice cast. Her character in it self, did not feel that believable though.

There's quit a few situations where the movie plays with symbolism, but sadly only to a degree where it kind of interferes with the plot, and therefore the plot becomes a bit messy at times. This doesn't get any better when the use some of the action scenes as a pure filler. All the action could easily have fitted into the plot. But a few scenes are poured in just as a show off. These scenes saves them self being of pretty high quality though…

I think I figured out why Eric and Hanna splits up in the beginning, but that's not a very good reason, and it makes the whole thing less "realistic" and since it kind of tries to be that, it fails a bit.

Still if you like movies like Leon and Ronin then you'll fall for Hanna as well.

P.s. Bonus info: There's a great scene where Eric Bana sounds exactly like Arnold Swarzenegger =)
And one more thing: The settings of the different scenes has definitely been chosen with care. To a point where you sometimes think: Is this just going on here to look good!?

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