Hanna (2011)

CIA operatives have seen and experienced more disturbing things than we could ever know. Even the most patriotic has a limit to what he’s willing to support.

Usually, I like a bit of mystery because it’s enthralling to let the details unfold. But in this case it was hard to know who to trust so I couldn’t relax and enjoy the film since I wasn’t sure of the intentions of the main character, a father who has raised his daughter in complete isolation. All will be revealed in time but it’s important to understand this isn’t a cult or militia post; secrets must be kept until the time is right to enact a plan to accomplish a highly specific purpose.

This was beautifully shot and utilizes so many wonderful literary devices, such as parallels throughout the story arc that eventually come full circle.

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