Rolling Stone - 04/14/2011 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] fairy tale of lightning speed, gritty action and shocking gravity, all driven by the electronic beat of a hypnotic score by the Chemical Brothers."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/15/2011
"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..." -- Grade: B+
Box Office - 04/08/2011 4 stars out of 5 -- "Saoirse Ronan plays Hanna with a mix of fierceness and fragility and the actress is as visually compelling as her character is conceptually intriguing; the same can be said of the film as a whole."
Film Comment - 03/01/2011
"[Ronan's] otherworldliness makes her paradoxically credible, here, as Hanna -- a creature from another dimension."
Movieline - 04/07/2011
"[E]fficient and soulful....Wright applies an artful eye to carnage; he and production designer Sarah Greenwood exhaustively deploy their love for finding colors that mirror the characters' psychological states."
Total Film - 06/01/2011 4 stars out of 5 -- "A woozy mix of hard-as-nails actioner and modern-day fairytale, there are times when this surreal trek across Europe feels as if Hand Christian Andersen has rewritten THE BOURNE IDENTITY."
A teenage assassin raised in remote Finland is dispatched on a dangerous mission by her father, an ex-CIA operative, in this innovative action thriller from director Joe Wright (ATONEMENT, PRIDE & PREJUDICE). Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) may look like your typical teenage girl, but she's a trained killer who has spent her entire life preparing for one mission. Schooled in the arts of survival and killing by her mysterious father (Eric Bana), Hanna finally reaches the age when she must put her skills to the test, and sets out across Europe on a collision course with a cunning intelligence operative (Cate Blanchett) who has been awaiting her arrival for years. Later, as agents close in from all sides and Hanna finally gets her target in the crosshairs, the trained assassin uncovers some secrets from the past that stir the conscience she never knew she had, and cause her to question everything she has ever known.