Rated PG-13, 111 minutes
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.