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Hanna (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, 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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johanna Zadek (as Vicky Kreips)
Paris Arrowsmith ...
CIA Tech #1
Paul Birchard ...
Christian Malcolm ...
Head of Ops
Jamie Beamish ...
Tom Hodgkins ...
Vincent Montuel ...
Camp G Doctor #1
Camp G Doctor #2
False Marissa


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

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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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Release Date:

8 April 2011 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,370,549 (USA) (8 April 2011)


$40,247,512 (USA) (1 July 2011)

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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 »


References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »


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Written by Hyman Wright, Marton Plunkett and Clement Dodd
Performed by Kiprich
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Not what I expected but .... WOW!
29 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

A friend got me tickets to an advance screening, telling me it was a spy thriller with Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett. I hadn't seen a trailer and was expecting something along the lines of Mission Impossible. Was I wrong.

I'm not great at doing reviews, but I feel I need to say something about this amazing movie! During it, I was very aware at how engrossed I was, hanging on every scene. It was visually stunning - some of the scenes or transitions between them were so beautiful. The title "HANNA" on the screen reminded me a lot of Kill Bill. In fact, I felt Saoirse Ronan's Hanna is a teenage version of The Bride from Kill Bill and Leeloo from The Fifth Element.

I've seen Cate Blanchett in a couple of movies, but was impressed by her portrayal of a ruthless agent. I hate to say that Eric Bana's character (Erik) was "almost" forgettable - in the end, the movie was really not about him. But he did show up once wet and without much clothing and that was just fine by me.

I am not a fan of violence (and Tarantino's bugs me a lot), but I was OK with the quantity and visibility of it in this movie. Fans of Kill Bill should enjoy Hanna.

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