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Based on 41 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 134 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    From him (Fincher), we get – what? – a faithful adaptation that brings the dazzle but shortchanges on the daring. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The resulting film is neither better nor worse than the Swedish film, but it's more cinematic. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Fincher's electrifying storytelling makes the most of unsettling visuals, large casts, complex plots and sharp dialogue. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Has much to recommend it - high-end craftsmanship, a singular heroine, a labyrinthine mystery, an intriguing milieu - yet lacks a vital spark. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    This beautifully taut and terrifying thriller is faithful to its source in just about every way that matters. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Dragon Tattoo is too neatly wrapped up, too fastidious to get under your skin and stay there. show more

  • 85
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    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. show more

  • 100
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo can stand on its own as Fincher's valentine to goth girl power, detective stories, and the grotesqueness of the human heart. show more

  • 100
    Mike Scott New Orleans Times-Picayune

    If there's a complaint, it's that it flirts with rambling once the main case is solved -- nearly 20 minutes before the movie ends. But Fincher uses that remaining time to expand on Lisbeth's character, which is hard to hold against him. show more

  • January 26, 2014 pi00000000179650
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    I loved the book and this movie was good, but I liked the Swedish version better. I liked Naomi Rapace better the Rooney Mara in the lead. The Swedish version was more intense and I thought the acting was better.

  • July 31, 2012 pn00000000128056
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    I never seen the original film and i was going to skip this version too but some people gave this a brilliant review so i\'ll check it out soon.

  • May 01, 2012 uv00000000122701
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    brilliant story of suspense and action, the film has a simple script and the story flows well is tied correctly, film research with an established and well-told story, the downside is due to the bad choice of the actor who plays the villain, was noticeable from the beginning who was responssavel crimes, but the end it was still surprising.

  • April 29, 2012 cnrbaugh
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    A big surprise! Far superior to the original, my opinion of course. Easy to follow and just like reading the book, full of detail with observation.

  • April 12, 2012 sr00000000118364
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    Pretty good flick! Still enjoy the Swedish version as well.

  • March 26, 2012 jerome310j
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    See the original you will be happier,the new really sucks.

  • March 25, 2012 fd00000000117819
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    Plot was good-acting okay-gratuitous sex, rape etc. disgusting and not needed. If I wanted to see a soft porn movie I would have rented one.

  • March 22, 2012 Daze
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    Nice movie, really go watch, rent,, download or what ever you do ! NOW

  • March 22, 2012 xq00000000102408
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    What the hell ... they needed to remake a two year old movie for what reason? Too difficult for English audiences to read subtitles?!? See the original you will be happier.

  • March 20, 2012 medicalteacher
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    read the books, movie true to the story. outstanding story line! loved it

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