• The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Release Date: December 21st, 2011

DVD Release Date: March 20th, 2012

R |2 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Disgraced financial reporter Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) finds a chance to redeem his honor after being hired by wealthy Swedish industrialist Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer) to solve the 40-year-old murder of Vanger's niece, Harriet. Vanger believes that Harriet was killed by a member of his own family. Eventually joining Blomkvist on his dangerous quest for the truth is Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), an unusual but ingenious investigator whose fragile trust is not easily won.

Cast: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Yorik van Wageningen, Joely Richardson

Director: David Fincher

Genres: Thriller , Crime drama , Mystery

Production Co: Scott Rudin Productions, Yellow Bird

Distributors: Sony Pictures

Keywords: Mystery, Investigation, Revenge, Murder, 2010s, Suspenseful, Gripping, London, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 85
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    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

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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