The Girl Who Played With Fire Synopsis
A journalist (Michael Nyqvist) tries to help a private eye (Noomi Rapace) who is a murder suspect.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Noir never has been this dark.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The actress gets immeasurable help from the writing: Lisbeth's anger is matched by her intelligence and her physical prowess, which enables...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
I found The Girl Who Played With Fire more gripping than "Dragon Tattoo," because this one doesn't just play with thriller conventions --...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
At its simplest, "Fire" tells of Mikael's efforts to exonerate Lisbeth. At its most baroque, it explores a vast web of sex trafficking and...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This is no-nonsense, let's-get-to-it business, and will probably be less satisfying, and less clear, to viewers unfamiliar with the source...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Relentless suspense allows The Girl Who Played With Fire to hold you in a viselike grip. But it's the performances of Nyqvist and...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
Suspenseful in a few places and absurd in plenty of others; if she were a real person, Lisbeth Salander herself would have no patience with...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Whenever The Girl Who Played With Fire threatens to stall, Lisbeth whips out her Taser and tortures another sleazy, abusive man into...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The villains are so extreme that they come off like sleazy caricatures. This accentuates the nuanced skill of the two lead performances,...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Those who've read and loved the book should be satisfied, but it's reasonable to hope for more from the final entry.
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Once Again...Smashing

By KalelFan
Noomi Rapace draws the attention of any reader of the Millienium series as Lisbeth Salandar once again. Her portrayal of the young lady with the boyish figure warrants her depiction for the American...

There were scenes in the book that I would have liked to have seen in the movie !

By ottoheckle
It's interesting how ones experience of a movie based on a novel is influenced by whether one read the novel or not . I saw the first movie without reading the book so to me it was a far better than...

Sexy, dangerous, and smart

By thejeffersonlee
Stieg Larsson's second book of his posthumously released Millennium Trilogy makes it to the silver screen and is no less a treat than it's predecessor, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Noomi Rapace...

Five Word Review

By katy_did
the best new heroine ever...

Noomi is worthy of Liz

By maturin
Superb. Worthy of the book....


By jshama711
i really enjoyed the movie. having read all three books, I am enjoying watching them on big screens....

Lots of Twists

By ThatGRL
Overall, I'd say that this movie was pretty good. It was not as deep as The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo... However, this film had lots of twists and turns. I'd say go see it on a rainy day. It is...

They Did It Again!!

By aubs5510
This second movie had me on the edge of my seat, just like the "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo". You don't even realize you are reading subtitles because the movie is so great. I love hearing the...

Very true to the book

By ivystern_icloud_com
Fans of the book will love this movie. So glad it's not a Hollywood version. Great acting; directing; full of suspense. Well done!...

The Girl Who Played With Fire

By AlWatts
This is the 2nd in the series and is just as good as the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I normally am not a fan of foreign films and subtitling nor do I usually enjoy a movie as much as the book. ...

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Rated R | For Brutal violence including a rape, some strong sexual content, nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Part 2 of subtitled crime trilogy has same brutality, sex.
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