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Thank you for checking out my movie review archive. I'm in the process of transitioning to something else, so I will no longer post new reviews to this blog. In the meantime, I will keep these reviews archived; these are from the fall of 2008 to April 2011. Please watch this blog for more info and keep in touch (you can still find me on Facebook and Twitter). Here's to more great movies!

Wes Singleton

North Texas Film Critics Association

Friday, April 8, 2011

Hanna - B

Rated PG-13, 111 minutes

Wes's Take:
A mesmerizing, hypnotic chase thriller about a young teenage assassin (Saoirse Ronan) on the run from a CIA agent (Cate Blanchett), who has ties with the girl's father (Eric Bana). "Atonement's" Joe Wright, who directed Ronan to an Oscar nomination in 2007 for that film, skillfully handles the material with excellent performances from all (Blanchett's Southern accent is especially a treat). The moody club-style music is annoyingly overdone, but it adds some nice, stylish touches to the dark but vastly entertaining film, and the breathless ending is a keeper. Definitely worth seeing.

Wes's Grade: B
Worth Seeing: Yes, though a tad intense at times.