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Irish acting star Saoirse Ronan’s new film has been has received rave reviews.

Ronan’s new film sees her play the role of 16-year-old assassin who was raised by her father, an ex-CIA man (Eric Bana) in the wilderness of northern Finland.

After her agents discover the identity of his father and flees, the ruthless killing machine becomes a target as chaos ensues.

Cate Blanchett plays an intriguing CIA agent named Marissa Wiegler, who is set with the task of trying to track the teenage killer down.

Describing Ronan’s role in the new film, the Washington Post says: “The single most compelling reason to see 'Hanna' is Hanna herself."

“Ms. Ronan is an otherworldly beauty with a gift for stillness and has alabaster skin that, depending on how it’s lighted, can look creamily alive or morbidly white. In 'Hanna' she enters with a face nearly as blank as paper and devoid of obvious emotion, her eerie, translucent blue eyes here transformed into opaque pools,” writes the New York Times.

Directed by Joe Wright with a screenplay by Seth Lochhead and David Farr 'Hanna' opened last Friday.