Hanna

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Violent thriller is a high-stakes teen-assassin tale.

PG-13 2011 111 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 39 reviews

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age 14+

Top end of PG-13; slickness doesn't fully obfuscate brutality

The violence in this film can get realistically nasty, but it's worth pointing out that Hanna is an unambiguous hero who only fights to defend herself from threats (real or perceived, in one case played for laughs). There's also some very nuanced and deep portrayals of female friendship, and many misogynist stereotypes end up subverted. (I don't think it's fair to say there are no positive role models.) Be aware that the violence IS pretty nasty - people get hung upside down pincushioned with arrows, and one guy gets impaled with a metal pipe - but It's presented discreetly, with the most gruesome scenes offscreen, but it's more than just suggested.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.
age 14+

This title has:

Too much violence

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