Rapace goes out of her way to insure you never forget her Lisbeth Salander, a diminutive gal with a colossal chip on her shoulder.
| Original Score: B
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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| Original Score: 2/5
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...
| Original Score: 3.5/4
... The rare film that lives up to the hype preceding it.
| Original Score: A
So exquisitely crafted and the final result is a good treat for anyone who enjoys the journey of movies.
Dragon Tattoo is from the beginning far more about it's hero's than it's villains which is a pleasant change. It's dark and dismal and beautiful and human and everything a crime film should be.
| Original Score: 8/10
Witless, suit-and-tie porn posing as Great Art.
| Original Score: 1/5
Stieg Larsson's ... millions of fans [were] waiting to pounce on any missteps ... Fortunately, director Niels Arden Oplev has got things right.
Do people love the original book so much they're willing to forgive a film that is sorely lacking in substance, motivation, action, tension, ambiguity and style?
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Graphic sexual violence in thrilling subtitled crime drama.
Usprkos toga to je Larsson i kod nas ario i palio po knjiarama, hrvatski distributeri dosad nisu imali razumijevanja za vedsku trilogiju
It's really quite ingenious in a rather basic way.
Very few murder mysteries are as dark as this one. Fortunately, there is also some light in this movie to offset all that darkness.
An overlong, gestating, and sadistic version of a Murder She Wrote episode, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is all hype, confusing shocking imagery for thrilling storytelling.
Met with much success throughout the world, and one must wonder if its rather old-fashioned mystery feel had something to do with it.
| Original Score: 7/10
Fans of the book have been disappointed in this workmanlike adaptation, but coming to it with no expectations it is quite involving...
It's not surprising David Fincher has put his hand up for the remake, as the subject material is right up his alley, a la Seven and Zodiac but an English-language remake seems so pointless (as usual) given the quality here.
[W]hile the film offers silly fun for a while, its ultimate schizophrenia and self-seriousness become its undoing.
| Original Score: 40/100
An engrossing and classically suspenseful story