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Bourne and bred killer; YOUR MOVIES.

Byline: MARK ADAMS

HANNA 12A, 111mins Opens Friday, May 6

THE STARS Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana.

THE STORY Teenage girl Hanna (Ronan) has been raised in the wilds of Finland by her ex-CIA dad (Bana) as a super-soldier to take on the secretive Marissa (Blanchett).

THE VERDICT

Joe (Atonement) Wright's freewheeling action thriller is a brilliant bit of adrenaline-pumping entertainment for the first 40 minutes (Hanna is a cross between Hit Girl and Jason Bourne) before losing its way and fumbling towards a stylishly obvious conclusion. Saoirse Ronan is terrific as the naivebut-deadly Hanna, hot on the trail of duplicitous Marissa, though her best moments are when she bonds with rebellious Brit teen Sophie (Jessica Barden). Hanna is a smart and beautifully-made thriller that, frustratingly, simply runs out of steam... but it still makes for an intriguing journey for a while.

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Ronan as Hanna hunts her quarry (left) Cate Blanchett
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 1, 2011
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