Hanna (2011)

Feature Film | Thriller | USA/Germany | (Mainly) English | 1h51m
Dir: Joe Wright | Scr: Seth Lochhead & David Farr | Story: Seth Lochhead | Ph: Alwin Küchler | Prod: Marty Adelstein, Leslie Holleran, & Scott Nemes | Mus: The Chemical Brothers | Ed: Paul Tothill | PD: Sarah Greenwood | AD: Niall Moroney | Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander, Jessica Barden, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Martin Wuttke

A young girl, raised in isolation to be a killer, slays the woman that she believes to be responsible for the assassination of her mother, and consequently makes her way back to Germany to reconvene with her father, little knowing that the real killer is still at large and in hot pursuit, in Wright’s vaguely ridiculous, but completely absorbing, revenge thriller. The remarkable performance of Ronan as the young girl drives the film and gives it some gravitas, whilst also subsuming, disguising, and making palatable much of the flashness and silliness that surrounds it.