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Hanna, Joe Wright (2011)

The plot here is wholly borrowed — three parts Bourne Identity; one part La Femme Nikita — so we’ll grade on style points alone, and we’ll give a solid B+. Wright usually takes assignments my mom would call “classy,” and his obvious geeky thrill in  slumming in the action genre is a little irritating. Still, he gets great performances out of his principals — the albino sprite to the left, plus Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett — and only at the movie’s very end does he allow himself / force us to wallow in an arty and hyperextended symbolist set piece. Completely forgettable but fairly entertaining.

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