Joe Wright

2012 in Film: #95 – Hanna

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2012 in Film: #95

Hanna (2011) | Directed by Joe Wright

Grade: B+

Thoughts: Joe Wright’s action thriller reminds me a lot of Brian De Palma’s Carrie in that it uses something strange or supernatural to serve as a metaphor for puberty and the protagonist entering womanhood. Even so, the coming of age action movie is, for the most part, an adrenaline pumped thrill ride, with a kickass performance from Saoirse Ronan and an amusing performance from Cate Blanchett.