Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 40
  2. Negative: 2 out of 40
  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Apr 6, 2011
    Here we have an odd cross between a fairy tale and a high-tech action movie. It could have been a fairly strained attempt at either, but director Joe Wright ("Atonement") combines his two genres into a stylish exercise that perversely includes some sentiment and insight.
  2. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Apr 7, 2011
    Hanna's intriguing, disorienting pleasures - the movie is part poetic dreamscape, part sinister spy saga - lie more in the filmmaking flourishes than in the narrative.
  3. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Apr 5, 2011
    The resulting adrenaline-packed vehicle delivers a multi-directional sugar rush. It moves so quickly that the bells and whistles blur together.
  4. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Apr 6, 2011
    Saoirse Ronan shines in the title role, a wily, physically-fit and lethal girl.
  5. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Apr 7, 2011
    Hanna is a goofy and exhilarating mash-up of all sorts of things. Luc Besson's "The Professional" comes to mind, as do the propulsive synth-syncopations of "Run Lola Run" and the dark allegorical menace of Grimms fairy tales.
  6. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Apr 5, 2011
    Although it would be an exaggeration to claim that Hanna "has it all," it is a richer and more compelling white-knuckler than the average roller coaster ride into tension and mystery.
  7. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Apr 7, 2011
    As Hanna confronts her past, the movie becomes like nothing you've ever seen. I'd call it a knockout.
  8. Reviewed by: Calvin Wilson
    Apr 8, 2011
    As the highly focused Hanna, Ronan - who had a breakout role in "Atonement" - is simply brilliant.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 269 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 105
  2. Negative: 19 out of 105
  1. Apr 9, 2011
    This is one bizarre movie. It starts out beautifully and quickly evolves into chaos and mire. Eric Bana's and Cate Blanchet's talents are wasted. Nothing in the back-story is adequately explained. Don't waste your time as I did. Full Review »
  2. Apr 9, 2011
    It's a good, but not great, film. It has style to burn, and the lead actors (esp Blanchette) are tremendous, but the story itself is too flat for my liking. It won't be a memorable movie for me. Doesn't hold a candle to the Bourne movies, though I know it wasn't going for that. Tom Hollander's role ("run, little piggy!") should have been expanded upon. And while I appreciate a good use of the uroboros, the ending was a tad abrupt. Full Review »
  3. Apr 10, 2011
    I think I'll be a little biased to rate this considering I'm a very big Chemical Bros. fan but I must say that this movie is just --hands down-- KICKASS!!! I love how the film score heightens the experience of the film, with each decibel, I also felt every single emotion Hanna must have been going through, particularly the chase scenes. And I have to say that it was so refreshing to see Cate Blanchett play a villain for once, it's something that totally suited her in this film. Lastly, Saoirse Ronan, wow! What more can I say! This movie is a breath of fresh air in terms of originality and cinematography! WTG, Joe Wright! Full Review »