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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo


Rated R for brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language.

R In Theaters 12/21/2011 , 158min.
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Critic score based on 41 reviews

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January 26, 2014
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
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
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
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
Pretty good flick! Still enjoy the Swedish version as well.

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A.O. Scott
The New York Times
There are waves of brilliantly orchestrated anxiety and confusion but also long stretches of drab, hackneyed exposition that flatten the atmosphere. We might be watching "Cold Case" or "Criminal Minds," but with better sound design and more expressive visual techniques. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo may want it both ways, getting its tawdry kicks while tsk-tsking those who deliver them in real life, but Mara's bristling, unbridled performance gives the film the ballast it needs to pull off that curious, undeniably engrossing, balancing act. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Fincher's electrifying storytelling makes the most of unsettling visuals, large casts, complex plots and sharp dialogue. Full Review
Damon Wise
A tough, post-punk Tintin-meets-Klute for the Occupy Wall Street set, this kinetic, hard-edged thriller is the perfect festive comedown for Fincher fans and dysfunctional families everywhere. Full Review
David Denby
The New Yorker
This is a bleak but mesmerizing piece of filmmaking; it offers a glancing, chilled view of a world in which brief moments of loyalty flicker between repeated acts of betrayal. Full Review
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