The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Critic Consensus: Brutal yet captivating, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is the result of David Fincher working at his lurid best with total role commitment from star Rooney Mara.
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|Rating:||R (for brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language)|
|Genre:||Mystery & Suspense, Drama|
|Directed By:||David Fincher|
|Written By:||Steven Zaillian|
|In Theaters:||Dec 20, 2011 Wide|
|On DVD:||Mar 20, 2012|
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as Mikael Blomkvist
as Lisbeth Salander
as Henrik Vanger
as Martin Vanger
as Erika Berger
as Anita Vanger
as Detective Morell
as Young Anna
as Young Cecilia
as Young Henrik
as Young Isabella
as Young Harald
as Young Martin
as Young Morell
as Young Nilsson
as Young Anita
as Young Birger
as Young Frode
as Tech at MacJesus
as Photo Editor
as Tattoo Artist
as TV Newscaster
as Detective Isaksson
as Hardware Clerk
as Tech Clerk
as Reporter at Vanger
as FSA Official
as FSA Reporter
as Wennerström's Lawyer
as Barbados TV Reporter
as Zurich TV Reporter
as Spain TV Reporter
as Miriam Wu
as Annika Blomkvist
as Christer Malm
as Magda Lovison
as Book of Death Victim
as Udevalla Detective
as Tech Clerk
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Critic Reviews for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Steve Zaillian's script trims some the novel's fat, keeping the film a lean, mean and frightening beast.
Whilst Fincher doesn't exactly blow the original out of the water, he does add enough to make the project feel less like an unnecessary retread than it otherwise may have.
Fincher takes repeated stabs at creating depth but seldom draws blood in attempting to flesh out characters that just aren't that interesting.
David Fincher's Hollywood take on the Stieg Larsson bestseller is a sleek yet somehow soulless adaptation.
A compelling ride for die-hard fans of the book series, dramatic thriller enthusiasts, as well as anyone who enjoys Fincher's darker works.
Audience Reviews for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
This American adaptation of Larsson's best-seller is just as intriguing as the Swedish version but Fincher manages to create much more tension and maintain a more fluid pace - and it has a magnificent performance by Rooney Mara, who is definitely the star here.
Only David Fincher could make a 'style over substance' thriller this impressive.
Really enjoyed this movie. And it can be watched more than once. You almost need to take notes at the beginning of the movie though.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Quotes
|Martin Vanger:||You know what's harder than shooting someone? Just missing him. That was a very good shot up at the cabin.|
|Mikael Blomkvist:||it didn't work. I'm here.|
|Martin Vanger:||Mikael, it did work. You're here.|
|Lisbeth Salander:||Something wrong with the report?|
|Dirch Frode:||No, no. It was quite thorough. I'm more interested in what's not in it.|
|Lisbeth Salander:||There's nothing 'not in it'.|
|Dirch Frode:||Your opinion of him isn't .|
|Lisbeth Salander:||He's clean in my opinion.|
|Dirch Frode:||You mean, he's hygienic?|
|Lisbeth Salander:||He has had a long standing sexual relationship with his co-editor of the magazine. It destroyed his marriage but not hers. He sometimes performs cunnilingus.... Not often enough, in my opinion.|
|Dirch Frode:||No you were right to leave that out.|
|Lisbeth Salander:||I know.|
|Mikael Blomkvist:||'There's one more possibility...'|
|Lisbeth Salander:||Just a second please... okay, what were you saying?|
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