The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)



Critic Consensus: Its graphic violence and sprawling length will prove too much for some viewers to take, but Noomi Rapace's gripping performance makes The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo an unforgettable viewing experience.

Movie Info

A discredited journalist and a mysterious computer hacker discover that even the wealthiest families have skeletons in their closets while working to solve the mystery of a 40-year-old murder. Inspired by late author Stieg Larsson's successful trilogy of books, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo gets under way as Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander are briefed in the disappearance of Harriet Vanger, whose uncle suspects she may have been killed by a member of their own family. The deeper Mikael … More

Rating: R (for disturbing violent content including rape, grisly images, sexual material, nudity and language)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg, Nicolaj Arcel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 6, 2010
Box Office: $10.1M
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as Mikael Blomkvist

as Lisbeth Salander

as Erika Berger

as Henrik Vanger

as Martin Vanger

as Nils Bjurman

as Cecilia Vanger

as Dirch Frode

as Gustav Morell

as Harriet Vanger

as Dragan Armanskij

as Annika Giannini

as Malin Eriksson

as Janne Dahlman

as Hans-Erik Wennerströ...

as Harald Vanger

as Gunnar Brannlund

as Christer Malm

as Isabella Vanger

as Enrico Giannini

as Mimmi Wu

as Birgit Falk

as Alexander Zalachenko

as Alexander Zalachenko

as Agneta Salander

as Polis i Dalarna

as Receptionist

as Bildredaktör

as Birger Vanger

as Ekonomichef

as Polisman i skogen

as Huliganer

as Huliganer

as Äldre dam

as Miltontekniker

as Kvinnlig TV Reporter

as Programledare

as Ung Lisbeth

as Jennie Giannini

as Monica Giannini

as Gottfried Vanger

as Holger Palmgren

as Christer Malm
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Critic Reviews for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

All Critics (175) | Top Critics (40)

An engrossing and classically suspenseful story

Full Review… | July 9, 2010
Washington Post
Top Critic

Rapace goes out of her way to insure you never forget her Lisbeth Salander, a diminutive gal with a colossal chip on her shoulder.

Full Review… | May 26, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

A clever story of murder and mystery interspersed with various acts of cyber-crime and corporate intrigue, it's the most refreshing thriller in recent memory.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012

full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review… | February 17, 2012
Movies for the Masses

The final result is an adaptation that's just about as successful as its literary predecessor, with the film occasionally exceeding the book in a few areas...

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Reel Film Reviews

... The rare film that lives up to the hype preceding it.

Full Review… | November 5, 2011
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

Audience Reviews for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

This was the very first foreign film ive sat thru completely with subtitles. Usually I go for the dubbing. .but this . . everything was perfect. What a tight, twisting thriller. Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth and Michael Nyqvist as Mikael shined. I can think of anything bad to say about this. It was a 2 and half hour ride that didnt feel long at all.

A 40 year old murder is attempted to be solved by a disgraced journalist and steampunk hacker.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

Good but not as intense and captivating as the American version.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer


This is an excellent movie. Good acting, great plot, suspenseful, and entertaining. Noomi Rapace is perfect in the role of a troubled, but extremely intelligent, hacker. Some violence and not for the kiddies, but well worth watching.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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