100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The resulting film is neither better nor worse than the Swedish film, but it's more cinematic.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Fincher has made The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo into an electrifying movie by turning the audience into addicts of the forbidden, looking for the sick and twisted things we can't see.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This beautifully taut and terrifying thriller is faithful to its source in just about every way that matters.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Fincher's electrifying storytelling makes the most of unsettling visuals, large casts, complex plots and sharp dialogue.
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85

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Craig has one clear advantage over Michael Nyqvist, the actor who played the same character in the Swedish Girl movies: He has erotic charisma to spare, as opposed to Nyqvist's perfunctory, doughy sexuality.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
I don't think I've seen an actor do more with deadpan expressions than Mara does in this movie. Her face doesn't move but, whether she's tasing a man or standing in front of a mirror watching a cigarette dangle from her mouth, we respond to her.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Has much to recommend it - high-end craftsmanship, a singular heroine, a labyrinthine mystery, an intriguing milieu - yet lacks a vital spark.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Dragon Tattoo is too neatly wrapped up, too fastidious to get under your skin and stay there.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
From him (Fincher), we get – what? – a faithful adaptation that brings the dazzle but shortchanges on the daring.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
He (Fincher) gives in to its mimicry of an Agatha Christie parlor game. Only instead of Miss Marple, the old-gal crime-solver with piercing blue eyes, we get Lisbeth Salander, pierced goth-girl investigator with raccoon eyes.
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71 out of 100
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