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Based on 31 Reviews
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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

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Once Lisbeth has her day in court, though, the buildup pays off and then some. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Mostly The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest belongs to Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), the tall and intrepid magazine journalist who is determined to clear Lisbeth's name, and who goes about doing so - and making espresso and checking his e-mail - with zeal. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The Swedish edition, which ends with this bleak finale, is downright grim. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The movie features a great finish, where three movies' worth of subplots and characters dovetail into a breathtaking climax and final confrontation that is positively soul satisfying. show more

  • 40
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Hornet's Nest is filled with boring, not-great-looking white guys, talking - a lot. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    So what has happened is that this uptight, ferocious, little gamin Lisbeth has won our hearts, and we care about these stories and think there had better be more. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    In some ways, better than its book. 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 suspense, boring and a complete waste of time!

  • November 15, 2010
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    Well worth seeing as are the first two and seeing them in order helps. Not your standard hollywood fare and formula of big name stars plus and lame plot. Good story line, charecters and acting as well as the edge that most US movies avoid for fear it will affect profitability.

  • November 04, 2010 foxlink554
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    THer best 3 books written in years, and the movies do the books justice! I can only hope that when the amerfican version comes out they do it right snf folloew the book. Why not have Noomi Rapace play the roll in the american version? I see academy award written all over her.

  • October 29, 2010 sixsecondreviews
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