The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2010) Synopsis
A disgraced journalist and a computer hacker investigate a decades-old disappearance.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Rife with nightmarishly violent and horrific behavior. It's intense, graphic, frightening.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This dynamite thriller shivers with suspense. So if you ignore The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) because it's in Swedish with English...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A stylish thriller with real complexity, people with interesting faces, a sensational actress cast as an ambisexual Goth hacker...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
A potboiler but entertaining enough to rise above its flaws.
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75

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Lisbeth, pierced, tattooed and played by Rapace with a sometimes uncontrolled ferocity, qualifies as both a victim of male violence and a...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movies rarely gives us a woman as fascinatingly complex as Lisbeth Salander, and the happiest news about the two sequels is that she’ll...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The film makes excellent use of the cold Scandinavian landscape to emphasize the story's gloomy loneliness. And Rapace and ? Nyqvist have...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Its stylish and gritty authenticity is superbly suited to this murder mystery.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
The result is a character-driven mystery of considerable emotional power, often harrowing and always compelling.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Director Niels Arden Oplev keeps the action relatively tight. But he revels in the story’s sadism to an uncomfortable degree, especially in...
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Violent rape almost outweighs rest of movie...

By Ben_Ben
I got to see a screener of this movie last night. I compare it to Silence of the Lambs without the subtlety or the heart, if you can imagine. While the mystery aspect of this movie was excellent, an...

Great story

By hicksca86
Loved the american version and was told I had to see the Swedish version. Great thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat and wanting more....

Girl w/Dragon Tattoo AWESOME

By ginsue
Having read the book, which was very detailed; I found the story line (w/few alterations) was right on. The plot built with parallel story lines, until the two merged and drove towards the climactic...

A good mystery/thriller with strong characters

By ottoheckle
This is the best murder mystery/thriller I've seen since State of Play. Noomi Rapace is haunting as the Sybil like computer hacker Lisbeth Salander who comes together with Mikael Blomkvist (Mikael...

Stieg Larsson Would Be Proud

By KalelFan
Salander is a character that you either love to love or love to loathe. Readers of the trilogy will be proud of the acting of Noomi Rapace is just as expected playing the intelligent yet...

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WELL WOVEN TALE

By helbrit
From the first close up of the string on the wrapped picture frame in the beginning of the movie I knew it was going to be a well shot and edited film. As it progressed I also knew the acting was...

Five Word Review

By DaveyB1978
Interesting Change Unneccassry Graphic Detail...

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

By moved
Loves it! Can/t wait for the rest of the trilogy to come out. Read the book, and couldn't lay it down. Even with sub-titlee, the actors were phenomenal. l...

Rough theme, follows book

By jsouth00
This movie covers some very tough topics: rape, sodomy, murder, abuse in many forms. It is pretty consistent with the book, although it doesn't cover some of the love interests or the difficulties...

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Rated R | For disturbing violent content including rape, grisly images, sexual material, nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Graphic sexual violence in thrilling, subtitled crime drama.
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