The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Reviews

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November 29, 2020
The overall atmosphere, subject matter, and climax are appropriately gritty.
September 8, 2020
A captivating, hypnotic, and unforgettable thriller.
August 12, 2020
An intense, unrelenting thriller that also works as a superb character study.
January 23, 2020
It's hard to deny the tightening dread that envelops this well-paced thriller.
October 31, 2019
It's ultimately a film dealing in hackneyed horror tropes and employing a highly slippery and questionable toxic masculinity thesis.
October 25, 2019
Exciting, compelling and completely absorbing, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is one of the best of the year so far.
August 5, 2019
Genre cliches abound, but while his back of tricks may be decidedly old hat, Oplev keeps the film consistently entertaining throughout.
October 4, 2018
The story has all the makings of a ripping crime thriller.
August 30, 2018
The film is certainly faithful to every detail of the novel's intricate plot, which is fair enough, but does give it the feel of a plodding TV whodunit rather than a cinematic experience.
May 18, 2018
The film's almost constant tight focus on the mystery kept my palms sweating and my mind racing to try to interpret the clues myself.
August 11, 2017
I'm just going to say this up front: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is the best female epic revenge saga since Kill Bill.
July 1, 2017
... for many the original Swedish take offers the definitive screen versions of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. [T]he Swedish TV mini-series presentation offers the most complete screen version of the story.
May 26, 2013
Rapace goes out of her way to insure you never forget her Lisbeth Salander, a diminutive gal with a colossal chip on her shoulder.
September 28, 2012
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.
February 17, 2012
full review at Movies for the Masses
November 17, 2011
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...
November 5, 2011
... The rare film that lives up to the hype preceding it.
January 3, 2011
So exquisitely crafted and the final result is a good treat for anyone who enjoys the journey of movies.
December 30, 2010
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.
November 29, 2010
Witless, suit-and-tie porn posing as Great Art.
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