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‘Hanna’ is fast, ‘Hanna’ is great

'Hanna' is fast, 'Hanna' is great

Joe Wright has made his name by directing elaborate period pieces (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement) or failed star vehicles (The Soloist), but Hanna is something else. Wright’s new film is a visceral and hyperactive chase picture, light on story but heavy on technical sheen. Saoirse Ronan stars as a young killer, trained since childhood by her father (Eric Bana) to one day kill an evil CIA agent (Cate Blanchett). When resourceful and strong Hanna makes the decision (because, of course, she grows up and starts to get curious) to have the CIA track her down, all hell breaks loose. The performances are top-notch, the direction is great, and the score (by The Chemical Brothers) is a dream. See this movie, because we need more like it (larger-budgeted adult thrillers that deliver). Here’s the trailer:

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