• The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)

The Girl in the Spider's Web

Release Date: November 9th, 2018

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2019

R |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Fired from the National Security Agency, Frans Balder recruits hacker Lisbeth Salander to steal FireWall, a computer program that can access codes for nuclear weapons worldwide. The download soon draws attention from an NSA agent who traces the activity to Stockholm. Further problems arise when Russian thugs take Lisbeth's laptop and kidnap a math whiz who can make FireWall work. Now, Lisbeth and an unlikely ally must race against time to save the boy and recover the codes to avert disaster.

Cast: Claire Foy, Beau Gadsdon, Sverrir Gudnason, Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Carlotta von Falkenhayn, Stephen Merchant, Christopher Convery

Director: Fede Alvarez

Genres: Thriller , Action

Production Co: Pascal Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, The Cantillon Company, Yellow Bird

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry, Gripping, Mystery, 2010s, Suspenseful, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Deborah YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    The filmmakers take a heroic, action-packed, high-tech approach that empties out some of the originality of this unique female heroine. show more

  • 40
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Lacking the freshness of the original trilogy or the meticulous, insidious tone of Fincher’s film, Spider’s Web mostly feels like a holding action to ensure that more sequels can be made in the future. That timidity flies in the face of this series’ inherent edginess. show more

  • 20
    Sam AdamsSlate

    For Alvarez, Lisbeth Salander is an icon first and last, which is to say she never feels like an actual person. Here, she’s just a Goth version of James Bond, and if this is Alvarez’s audition for the next Bond movie, then give him the job — he’s exactly the kind of director with style to burn and not too many ideas who you wouldn’t mind seeing donate two years of his career to an aging franchise. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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