Good, but ...

By davideoman
Written January 14, 2012
This movie is very good, but it's not up to the standard of the original Swedish film of the same name. If you can deal with the subtitles, definitely see the original. Not only better acting and character development, the Swedish version features a better ending.
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On par with original

By silkymel
Written December 21, 2011
Although I did not see the need to redo the trio of movies, this remake did not disappoint nor embarass the original film. There were comparable levels of intensity and grittiness. Ms. Mara was a great choice. She was outstanding.
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Extreme sexual content and sexual violence

By walter_8791
Written December 30, 2011
It's basically a pornographic movie and should have an X rating to keep it out of the main stream movie theaters. Extreme sexual content and sexual violence that was not needed to tell the story... The movie has a fairly good mystery plot, but the sexual content ruined the total viewing experience. Wish I would have known about the extreme sexual content before watching the movie...
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Awesome movie

By kamileon62
Written December 21, 2011
If you are a fan of the book, you'll love this movie. There were two details that were different from the book, but it wasn't anything that took away from the plot. Action packed, thought inducing... Do Not bring your children. About halfway through the movie some idiots snuck their 3 children into the theater with them. There is so much graphic violence and sex that it will be a wonder if these kids don't have nightmares for weeks.
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Better than I expected from the Hollywood version

By Give_me_a_break
Written December 28, 2011
(No spoilers here) I admit, after seeing the Swedish version, I expected the Hollywood version to be a fluff piece in comparison. They did a reasonable job of focusing on the murder mystery and keeping it somewhat gritty, particularly with the character of Lisbeth. However, the storyline seems to drop off, except for a few references, the notions of the implications of the murder mystery being investigated. They don't discuss the interpersonal intrigue -- they don't really connect the corporate and political dots the way the book or Swedish version does. For American audiences, I think this film wonderfully complements the Swedish version -- the two together give what feels to be a complete representation. The production itself is rather well done, with the exception of the title credits music video. The music is done by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who teamed up on The Social Network as well, and it adds to the tension and suspense quite nicely.
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