5 stars for action entertainment.
Little girl raised and homeschooled alone by her father in an Arctic wilderness, trained daily by him to hone assassin's skills. She has inherited a deadly secret and a deadly feud. At 14 she feels ready and eager to take on the mission that will avenge and safeguard her little family. Saoirse Ronan plays Hanna, a beautiful, deadly girl about to be sprung on an unsuspecting world...and have the whole wide amazing world sprung on her. She doesn't take names and kick asses, she just kills targets.
This is an action drama and fish-out-water film with fantastic acting from the wide cast. Everything about the film is beautifully crafted. But Saoirse Ronan is the riveting centre. She totally convinced me of Hanna's wild strength, combat training, intelligence, idiosyncratic education, un-socialised personality, cluelessness and wonder at the beauties of the world.