Oh, to be Colin Farrell and look simply smashing in a pouring rainstorm, a raging wind tunnel or bleeding profusely from the head. Too bad he can't look good while acting out a bad screenplay. (Complete Content Details for Parents also available)
As with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Oplev uses darkness to convey atmosphere despite the overt crispness of the movie's digital look. Some old-fashioned celluloid grain would have done it the world of good.
It's all so much turgid brooding, dialogue underlined with import, and leaden symbolism involving Rapace's white and red dresses, none of which is salvaged by a typically understated Farrell performance.