The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Synopsis
A disgraced journalist and a computer hacker investigate a decades-old disappearance.
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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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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...
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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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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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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...
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

By gcaustria
Brilliant and engrossing adaptation of the book. For those of you familiar with the Swedish films, this is not a remake of the 2009 movie. Mostly filmed in Sweden, it feels like a foreign film. I...

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo-2011

By jterrygr
I enjoyed this movie even though I expected I would not. I have read the novel. In fact I've read all 3 of the Stieg Larsson novels. Additionally, I have seen the Swedish film versions of Larsson's...

If you liked the book.....

By texasdevil'll LOVE this movie. Rooney Mara IS Lisbeth Salander! Trent Reznor delivered the perfect score. Fitcher directed my favorite movie of the year! (That said, movie is only for adults 18 and over!...

Best Book Movie Yet

By sputhemoment
First time ever to see a movie after reading the book that the movie did not disappoint. It is actually a movie that is better for having read the book. It ends , like the book, leaving the viewer...

Movie true to book and very exciting

By ivystern_icloud_com
Daniel Craig was believable and compelling as Mikhail Bloomquist; Rooney Mara was riveting. She made that role her own. Sound track and cinemetography (OK, I can't spelll) were wonderful. We've...

As Good As Expected

By North Alabama
I've been waiting what seems like two years for this movie. After starting a little slow at first, it built into a great film. Even with all of the hype, I still managed to enjoy every moment....

Long & Dark Great Lizbeth!

By Mcspoon2
Thought the movie was a little hard to follow at the start if you have not read the books. Very action packed and you've got to pay attention. Like the books - you'll want to know more!...

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By chefmarmar
This film was wonderfully cast, the characters fit the profiles of the characters in the book very nicely. The actress who played Salander was exactly as I pictured her when I read the book. I like...

See the movie after you have read the book

By TrashyRabbit
I must see for those who have read the book. I think the movie makes more sense if you have read the book because it allows you to fill in all the parts from the book that they were unable to put in...

Good story that doesn't need all the graphic sex and violent rape scenes

By charris1966
The story is a good one and doesn't need the graphic rape and consensual sex scenes for the audience to follow the story. We all I understand that the girl has had a very tough life. We can get the...

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Rated R | For Graphic Nudity, Brutal Violent Content, Torture, Language, Rape and Strong Sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says English-language remake includes extreme violence and sex.
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