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R| 2 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
Hospitalized Lisbeth (Noomi Rapace) awaits her murder trial, while Mikael (Michael Nyqvist) tries to establish her innocence.

Cast: Michael Nyqvist , Noomi Rapace , Lena Endre , Annika Hallin , Jacob Ericksson , Sofia Ledarp ,

Director: Daniel Alfredson

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: Music Box

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)

Release Date: October 29th, 2010|2 hr. 26 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Hornet's Nest is talky but indisputably terrific, and it ends in a dazzling display of courtroom fireworks. Rapace is hot stuff in any language. Oscar, take heed. show more

  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    "Hornet's Nest" isn't the best of the three (that would be the first film, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"), but it's the most challenging. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Has such dull patches that as a Volvo races to the scene of a massive shootout, a distracting thought comes to mind: Can Volvos even go that fast? show more

  • January 09, 2011 lordivanluzader
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    A great finish to an excellent series !!!

  • November 29, 2010 drarthurwells
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    These Swedish films are based on author Stieg Larsson's very popular "Millennium" trilogy of books. The "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" is the first, and "The Girl Who Played With Fire" is the second, while "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest" is the last in the series. All three should be viewed in sequence. Be sure to get the Swedish originals instead of the Hollywood remakes. Each of the three is stylistically different, but each is qualitatively in the top 10 percent of movies ever made - a 10 rating. Tattoo is essentially a murder mystery and is nicely developed at a relaxed pace. The main point in this is the introduction of the girl, who is a fascinating personality that constitutes a underlying mystery within the mystery explored in the film itself. This mystery of the Girl is revealed in the next two films in the series. Fire is a mystery-action movie, and unlike the relaxed pace of Tattoo (to emphasis the mystery), Fire has a fast pace that emphasizes the action. The mystery of the Girl is completely revealed in Nest, the final movie. Simultaneous plots are shown in shifts back and forth, which is potentially confusing for some viewers. However, this is skillfully accomplished as the plots of the investigation, the trial, and the experiences of the girl through all of this are depicted. This is an outstanding set of three movies. People that don't speak Swedish and who do not like sub-titles may not like this aspect of the movies, but there is also a fine version of Tattoo (the first movie) that is English dubbed. English dubbed versions of the second and third of the set may be forthcoming.

  • November 22, 2010 floripa05
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    nothing like the last movie...zero suspense, boring and a complete waste of time!

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