Rated 3.0

Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) has lived most of her 16 years secluded in the snowy forests of Finland with her ex-CIA old man (Eric Bana) training her to be a cold, ruthless killing machine. We join Hanna just as she’s about to strike out into the world on her own. Daddy arranges to rendezvous with her in Berlin, but before he leaves, he sets up an alert for the CIA to come to the wilderness and collect her. The agency—aside from rogue agent Marissa (Cate Blanchett), who’s only using the CIA to fulfill her own ill-defined agenda—has absolutely no idea what they’re picking up. And as this is an action movie, things go bad and fast for anyone who stands between Hanna and her plans to meet up with daddy. While it’s never boring, Hanna relies a little too much on the gimmick of its concept rather than fleshing out a real narrative. But the young Ronan carries the movie well, and Bana lends some solid support. And as the action sequences are grounded in the European ethos, this is a welcome break from your typical Hollywood bludgeon. Cinemark 14 and Paradise Cinema 7. Rated PG-13 C.B.