The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Synopsis
Lisbeth (Noomi Rapace) is hospitalized while Mikael tries to prove her innocent of murder.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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A Must See but pay attention!

By globalblondie
If you haven't read the book, there are a few strands in the storytelling that are a bit of a leap from where the last movie left off. But the cast and filmic quality are great and I can't really...

HEART BUMPING RIDE

By rawvibes
The final Chapter of the Series by Stieg Larsson. Last part of the “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” who knew too much. Trapped in a pool of lies, Mikael and his Millennium Magazine team seek out...

Noomi captures it perfectly

By oaksong
The courtroom scene is conveyed with an exceeding degree of subtlety. As opposed to the blood thirstiness of the previous films, this is more like watching a surgeon with a scalpel dissecting living...

Five Word Review

By azs1
Salander kicks butt once again!...

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

By rothsteg
If you've seen or read the first two of this trilogy, you'll certainly enjoy the third movie which lacks most of the violence of the first two but ties together a lot of the loose ends and manages to...

Five Word Review

By BL77388
True to the book! Great!...

Better than the 2nd

By mgucci
The third trilogy was interesting to watch and satisfying at the end. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was the best out of the three....

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By minnie_huntingtonbeach
Cerebral action wins my vote...

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By Nathalynne
Edgy suspenseful violence great acting...

the girl who kicked the hornets nest

By karen2russel
Strange movie right up until the end!...

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Rated R | For Strong violence, some sexual material and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Finale of dark, subtitled Swedish trilogy is very violent.
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