Freeview film of the day: Hanna

Saoirse Ronan runs into trouble


Hanna ★★★★
11.25pm-1.35am Film4 


The irresistible rise of Saoirse Ronan took her from standout supporting child star of Joe Wright’s Atonement to teenage lead in globe-trotting espionage tale Hanna for the same director in just four years. As the title character, a 16-year-old assassin, trained from birth by ex-CIA father Eric Bana, the magnetic Ronan easily carries this assuredly complex if slightly fidgety story, as it moves from icy Finland to austere Berlin via Morocco, Spain and France. The Agency, personified by equally icy Cate Blanchett, wants Hanna neutralised; on the run, the girl uses Bourne-like ingenuity to stay alive and piece together her past. Tom Hollander stands out as a deliciously camp killer among a lively British supporting cast that also boasts Downton’s Michelle Dockery. 


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