80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The movie features a great finish, where three movies' worth of subplots and characters dovetail into a breathtaking climax and final confrontation that is positively soul satisfying.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Hornet's Nest is talky but indisputably terrific, and it ends in a dazzling display of courtroom fireworks. Rapace is hot stuff in any language. Oscar, take heed.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
"Hornet's Nest" isn't the best of the three (that would be the first film, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"), but it's the most challenging.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Once Lisbeth has her day in court, though, the buildup pays off and then some.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Mostly The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest belongs to Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), the tall and intrepid magazine journalist who is determined to clear Lisbeth's name, and who goes about doing so - and making espresso and checking his e-mail - with zeal.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This native send-off is robotic enough to leave you eager to see what an artist might do with a reboot.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The Swedish edition, which ends with this bleak finale, is downright grim.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Mostly an epic rehash of the tale Larsson has already told, and that makes it, at two hours and 28 minutes, the first movie in the series that never catches fire.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Has such dull patches that as a Volvo races to the scene of a massive shootout, a distracting thought comes to mind: Can Volvos even go that fast?
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40

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Hornet's Nest is filled with boring, not-great-looking white guys, talking - a lot.
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60 out of 100
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